May 2018 Monthly Meeting

May 15, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Abilities Centre Theatre
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Topic:  Perspectives into York Region's Bus Rapid Transit Mega-Project

Description: The challenges of designing and constructing bus rapid transit (BRT) middle of Highway 7/ Yonge Street/ Davis Drive are significant. Find out how York Region Rapid Transit Corp. (YRRTC) has succeeded in implementing rapid transit in the most congested traffic and utility corridors in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 

Also, learn about the next wave of rapid transit investment in York Region (the Yonge Subway Extension) and the challenges of extending one of the busiest subway lines in North America. 

PDU: Strategic and Business Management 1, Technical 0.5.

Speaker Bio:   

Guest Speaker: Charles Wheeler, Comtech’s Vice President of Transportation has over 38 years of transportation planning, design, construction, property/real estate within a variety of project delivery methodologies. Over the course of his career, Charles has been responsible for executing the planning, design, and construction phases of large and complex urban transportation infrastructure and rapid transit projects. He has overseen projects such as the Sheppard Subway, Toronto York Spadina Subway  Extension (TYSSE), Yonge Subway Extension, Union Station Second Platform Project, York Region Rapid Transit Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Program, and Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project. 

Charles steered the negotiations on behalf of the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit  Commission (TTC) for the TYSSE federal funding agreement. He led the Owner’s Engineer team for the $5.1 billion Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) program, using a public-private partnership (P3) model, for both Stage 1 and Stage 2. Mr. Wheeler is also accredited, with overseeing over $15 billion in rapid transit and related infrastructure projects in both the public and the private sector.

Charles Wheeler possesses an extensive range of project delivery and funding methods, including Design - Build, Design - Bid - Build, Design - Build - Finance, Public-Private Partnerships, Alternative Finance & Procurement as well as Operations and Maintenance Strategies.

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