Confederation Line

Lead design firm of an engineering joint venture for the largest infrastructure project in the history of Ottawa

The Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Design-Build-Finance-Maintain project will run from 2013 through to expected completion in 2018. Named the “Confederation Line”, the route will link East and West Ottawa in just 24 minutes.

  • MMM is part of an engineering joint venture within the Rideau Transit Group design-build consortium
  • Project involves converting a portion of the existing Bus Rapid Transit system into a Light Rapid Transit system and adding new track. Work includes construction of a new station as well as upgrading existing stations for a total of 13 stations along the route; tunneling a 2.5-km-long tunnel through the downtown core; and construction of a maintenance and storage facility


  • environmental assessment study
  • mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering
  • geomatics surveying
  • stormwater management
  • hydrology
  • Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships National Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Gold Award, Transportation Innovation, 2013

  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario

    Joint Venture: Rideau Transit Group