Explore the multi-phased process that will lead to the delivery of HFR for Canadians; from selection of a private partner to co-develop and delivery.
Read on to learn about key milestones and accomplishments for the HFR Project.
2023 - WE ARE HERE
On February 17, 2023, the Government of Canada launched a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). On July 20, 2023, the Government of Canada qualified three bidding teams to respond to the Request for Proposals published on October 13, 2023.
On December 15, the Minister of Transport announced the establishment of the VIA Rail Subsidiary—VIA HFR to support High Frequency Rail and appointed three founding members to its Board of Directors. Earlier in the fall the HFR Team appointed three professionals to enhance the expertise available to plan the HFR project.
Procurement is a multi-year process aimed at achieving better value for Canadians.
The HFR team is committed to meaningful public participation. Engagement activities are just getting started and will continue throughout each phase of the project, in line with the federal Impact Assessment required under the Impact Assessment Act.