SNC-Lavalin announced the City of Calgary appointed it as the delivery partner for the Green Line LRT. .“It is a privilege for us to have been chosen by the City of Calgary to support them in the delivery of this project,” said SNC-Lavalin President and CEO Ian L. Edwards in a Thursday press release..“As a leader in the field, we have extensive global experience acting as the delivery partner to various levels of governments on complex transportation projects.”.The release said SNC-Lavalin will leverage its technical and commercial expertise in complex mega-projects to support the delivery of Phase One of the Green Line. It said SNC-Lavalin and its affiliates will support the City of Calgary in delivering project functions such as commercial management, technical support, project controls, and construction management. .SNC Lavalin CEO, Engineering Services Ben Almond said the Green Line LRT is “a historical project that will change the face of transit in Calgary.” .“Not only will it connect entire communities and improve mobility for people, organizations, businesses and future investors, it will also unlock vital transit oriented development, thus contributing to the city’s economic growth,” said Almond. .“Together with our partners, we bring strong, local teams with in-depth understanding of the project, proven skills and decades of knowledge.” .Almond said SNC looks forward “to delivering a safe and reliable infrastructure to the City of Calgary and its citizens.”.SNC-Lavalin has considerable expertise and a long track record delivering rail projects in Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. .“This project is also a continuation of a long tradition of excellence in the rail industry where we have deep expertise in the design, build, operation and maintenance of the integrated systems that are required to deliver smarter cities and better transportation, supporting our commitment to developing well-engineered and prosperous communities that perfectly align with our purpose,” said Edwards. .The Green Line Ad Hoc Citizens’ Committee wrote a letter to the City of Calgary in August, requesting it adjust the $8.5 billion Green Line project to prevent the city from going bankrupt. .READ MORE: More than 500 prominent Calgarians demand city fix the Green Line plans.“The reality is that we are trying to save the Green Line,” said the Green Line Committee. .The project will run from north-central Calgary to the southeastern area. It's the largest infrastructure project in the city's history.