Case Study

Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project (CAD)




Ottawa, Ontario


City of Ottawa



The first stage in Ottawa’s planned 40 km light rail network, will see the construction of a 12.5 km LRT system including 3 km of tunnel under the downtown Ottawa, and 13 stations, three of which will be in the tunnel portion. SLR was retained by Capital Transit Partners (CTP), a Joint Venture combining the talents of Morrison Hershfield Limited, STV Canada Consulting Inc., URS Canada Inc., and Jacobs Associates Canada Corporation, who were awarded the Preliminary Engineering assignment.

SLR completed all studies related to acoustics, air quality, noise, smoke re-entrainment and vibration for the $2.1 billion Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project. Studies included assessment of all proposed infrastructure including both stationary and mobile sources. SLR also assisted CTP in the preparation of the related Request for Proposal documents for what will be a Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) project.

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