News-UITP

10th May 2017

SNC-Lavalin’s Rail and Transit experts from offices across the globe will be congregating at the UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics / International Association of Public Transport) Global Public Transport Summit at the Palais des congrès in Montréal May 13-17 to showcase the company’s end-to-end services and its formidable position to adapt to the constantly evolving needs of its clients.

SNC-Lavalin is proud to sponsor the President’s Dinner (May 13). Ian Edwards, SNC-Lavalin President of Infrastructure, will be speaking at this occasion. Mr. Edwards said: “We are proud to sponsor this year’s event as 2017 marks the 375th anniversary of Montreal, a city which has been our home for over 100 years. During this time, SNC-Lavalin has developed public transit systems across this vast nation and overseas.”

Transport planning expert and economist, Catherine Laplante, Director of Strategic Asset Management for SNC-Lavalin, will take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Can rail systems survive current multiple challenges?’ at 9 am on Wednesday, May 17.

The company’s Group Managing Director of Rail & Transit Engineering, Richard George, will also be available for media interviews at the UITP Summit. In his new paper, “The New World of Autonomous Transport and the Shape of Future Transport Infrastructure”, George discusses the place of more ‘traditional’ railway solutions within the overall changing transport mix.

Visit SNC-Lavalin Experts at Booth 2C136
Throughout the exhibition, Mr. George, Ms. Laplante and other experts from the company’s Rail & Transit team will present a selection of global SNC-Lavalin transportation projects at booth 2C136 on Level 02. These include the Evergreen Line (Vancouver), iBUS (Montréal), the Purple Line (Washington D.C.) and High Speed Two (London, UK). Moreover, delegates can learn about the role of Digital Services in providing a better ridership experience and overall more efficient management of transportation schemes.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 1332 223000

Ellie Cook
Senior Communications Advisor
ellie.cook@snclavalin.com