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Ontario Supporting More Cycling Infrastructure in Municipalities

Cycling infrastructure, Ontario
May 29, 2017 5:33 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Usually, when Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, comes to town, you expect to hear news about a major transit project. Today, though, the first day of Bike Month, the minister ... read more

Transit Progress: Into the Crosstown LRT's West Tunnel Portal

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 29, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT pushes on in central Toronto, as Crosslinx crews work to create a new 19-kilometre light rail transit line that includes a 10-kilometre ... read more

Toronto City Council's Scatterbrained Transit Debates Continue

A crowded Bloor-Yonge Station, which could be relieved by the Relief Line
May 25, 2017 1:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Whenever transit items come up for debate at Toronto City Council, there's bound to be a healthy mix of, "That's sensible"; "I'm not too sure where he's going with this"; and "Huh?" Yesterday's ... read more

GO Transit: What's Next After 50 Years?

GO Transit, Metrolinx, Toronto
May 24, 2017 5:24 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday marked a major milestone for GO Transit in the celebration of their 50th anniversary, and held at Roundhouse Park in Downtown Toronto. Home of the Toronto Railway Museum, representatives ... read more

Celebrating 50 Years of GO Transit

A restored Hawker Siddeley RTC-85SP/D at Roundhouse Park
May 23, 2017 9:30 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It was 50 years ago today, on May 23, 1967, that GO Transit first began operations. Originally conceived as a three-year pilot project by the Government of Ontario (hence the acronym 'GO'), it has ... read more

King Street Pilot Gets Mixed Reactions at Second Consultation

King Street Pilot Project, Toronto
May 19, 2017 6:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday, Thursday May 19, hundreds of people came out to the InterContinental Hotel at Front and Simcoe, to see the City of Toronto's preferred option for the King Street Pilot Project. Back in ... read more

Ontario Advances High-Speed Rail Between Toronto and Windsor

May 19, 2017 2:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
High-speed trains could be barrelling between Toronto and Southwestern Ontario within the next 10 years, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today in London and Kitchener. Ontario's Deputy Premier ... read more

Alstom: Metrolinx's 'Plan B' for the Crosstown LRT

May 17, 2017 10:50 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The word 'Alstom' may start with an 'A', but it's definitely part of Metrolinx's 'Plan B' in its ongoing dispute with transit car manufacturer, Bombardier. Last week, the regional transportation ... read more

Metrolinx Issues Barrie GO Rail Corridor Expansion Notice

Downsview Park GO under construction as part of the TYSSE project
May 15, 2017 2:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On May 11th, Metrolinx issued a Notice of Commencement and Public Engagement for the expansion of the Barrie GO Rail Corridor. This notice formally begins the Transit Project Assessment Process ... read more

Scarborough Residents Frustrated With Subway Plans

Extension plans for TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre, Toronto
May 11, 2017 4:50 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
If you thought everything would be sunshine and roses for Scarborough transit riders after Toronto City Council approved extending the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway to ... read more

Toronto Issues RFP for Smart Traffic Signals

May 8, 2017 11:07 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On April 27th the City of Toronto issued an RFP for an Adaptive Traffic Signal Solution, commonly referred to as Smart Signals. The RFP is intended to provide a 30-intersection pilot project in ... read more

Crosstown LRT Progress Highlighted in Aerial Flyover Video

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 2, 2017 3:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the August 2016 completion of tunnelling and the March 2017 removal of tunnel boring machines from below street level, work continues on Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT, ... read more

Hamilton's LRT Plan: Hanging by a Pantograph

B-Line buses in Downtown Hamilton
April 24, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week, Hamilton City Council debated for over 12 hours on the future of Hamilton's LRT plan, one of Metrolinx's Big Move transit infrastructure projects to get people moving more easily in the ... read more

TTC renaming Downsview Station as "Sheppard West" in May

April 21, 2017 11:06 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare let Juliet poetically wonder aloud. More prosaically, we wonder whether the TTC's Downsview Station will smell--or, at least, seem--the same with a new name. The ... read more