Collaboration between local hydro utilities and local government is essential when undertaking civil work and infrastructure projects. London Hydro has a close working relationship with the City of London and supports it with planning, engineering and consultation when completing work around the city.
In 2016, the City of London began exploring the development of a new transit system and engaged London Hydro to understand and coordinate utility works, confirm where relocations may be required, and create an implementation strategy that works for all involved.
Now referred to as Rapid Transit, the City of London received $227.3M in federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) for 10 transit-related projects in London, while the municipality is also contributing an additional $167M. The majority of the funding is for major corridors linking east and south London through downtown via continuous transit-only bus lanes and enhanced transit stops.
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