Calgary’s Green Line project names new CEO

July 15, 2021
Darshpreet S. Bhatti comes from Metrolinx and will start on August 16.

The largest infrastructure project in the history of Calgary, Alberta, will have a new chief executive officer starting on Aug. 16, when Darshpreet S. Bhatti officially joins the project.

Bhatti was appointed by the Green Line Board following an extensive search. He currently services as vice president of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project for Metrolinx in Toronto.

Bhatti has deep experience leading city-building projects. Before his role on the Hurontario project, he was involved with the Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Project and has also been involved in other major initiatives including the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization, city of Brampton AcceleRide Project and the city of Windsor Detroit River Tunnel project.

In an announcement of Bhatti’s appointment, the city of Calgary said, “With the alignment of funding partners, a redefined procurement strategy and construction beginning in fall 2021 on the multi-year utility relocations in the Beltline/Downtown, Mr. Bhatti’s significant experience will ensure the Green Line LRT project continues to drive forward and delivers for Calgarians eager for this much needed transit infrastructure and the benefits that it will bring to our city.”

The 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) project will be constructed in two phases with the first connecting 18 kilometers (11.18 miles) between Shepard to Eau Clare. The second phase will construct the final two kilometers (1.24 miles) from Eau Clare to 16 Avenue North.

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