We Observe. We Challenge. We Advise.

We work with you to ensure your challenges, requirements and ambitions are understood. (Milton Corridor Service Expansion, Milton, ON)


Attentive Coordination, Extraordinary Results.

We coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that you have the right tools to deliver an efficient, sustainable and inclusive transit system. (GO Rail Network Electrification TPAP, Toronto, ON)


Preparing you for the Future.

We establish strategies which help our clients embrace new technology, increase ridership, improve customer satisfaction, and maximize cost efficiency. (UP Express Electrification TPAP & Preliminary Design, Toronto, ON)


End to End Transit Solutions to Prepare Your System for the Future

Transit agencies across Canada are increasingly faced with the challenges and opportunities of identifying needs, developing concepts, delivering and then operating transit projects of all sizes. These agencies are seeking value-added solutions to changing infrastructure priorities, ageing assets, technological advancements, competing financial and operational priorities that make managing an efficient and sustainable system a complex task.

We understand that a successful transit system requires complex harmonization across functional areas. Our transit advisory team leads the way by ensuring our clients have the right tools to deliver efficient, sustainable and inclusive components of a successful transit system. We provide tailored end-to-end solutions across the full transit spectrum which assist our clients to embrace new technology, increase ridership, improve customer satisfaction, and maximize cost efficiency.

Our Advisory Service Types:

  • Alternative Finance and P3
  • Due Diligence
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Investment Analysis
  • Prime Consulting & Project Management

Advisory Services in Action:

GO Rail Network Electrification TPAP

Morrison Hershfield was retained to lead and manage the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). The objective of the project was to examine potential environmental effects of constructing and operating electrification infrastructure required to convert the existing GO Transit System from diesel to electric propulsion. As part of the Regional Express Rail (RER) initiative. The GO Rail Network Electrification is part of a multi-year program involving an Environmental Assessment Study (TPAP), Conceptual Design/Engineering, Project Specific Output Specifications/ Alternative Finance Procurement and Construction of the required infrastructure to electrify more than 200km of Metrolinx’s rail corridors.

Scope:  Conduct document and field reviews of all corridor utilities, including utilities baseline condition assessments and reporting for six GO Rail Corridors, identification of utility conflicts, preliminary mitigation options and preparation of a Utilities Impact Assessment Report in support of the GO Rail Network Electrification TPAP. As well, the project included preliminary structural analysis of bridge modifications and establishing strategies for the modification of existing structures and preparation of reports to summarize findings and recommendations.

 Our Role:

  • Lead and manage TPAP and Environmental Approvals
  • Manage all specialists and sub-consultants
  • Lead Author of Environmental Project Report (EPR)
  • Lead Third Party Coordination
  • Structural/ Civil Engineering Support
  • Utilities Management
  • PSOS Coordination

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Our Services


  • Corridors & Guideways
  • Maintenance & Storage Facilities
  • Stations & Stops

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