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Southwest Transit Corridor wins award

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Rapid Transit bus at the Osborne Station.

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Rapid Transit bus at the Osborne Station.

City, provincial and federal officials gave themselves a pat on the back this morning for all the awards bestowed on the first phase of the Southwest Rapid Transit Project.

Mayor Sam Katz; MLA Kevin Chief, the provincial cabinet minister responsible for Winnipeg; and former Harper cabinet minister Stephen Fletcher held a news conference outside Katz’s office to recognize the most recent award – the 2013 Project of the Year award from the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Public Works Association.

"This project is deserving of recognition for its design and construction excellence," Katz said in a prepared statement.

Other awards bestowed upon the $155.5 million first stage project include: 2013 award of merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Manitoba; 2013 award of merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Canada; 2012 Award of Merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Manitoba, for the Osborne Station; and 2011 Award of Excellence from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Manitoba, for the Fort Route Yards transitway tunnel.

The second stage of the project is in the design phase.

Ultimately, the rapid transit corridor will consist of a dedicated transit roadway linking downtown to the University of Manitoba campus. There are also possible east and western corridors.

 

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