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Reviewing the Status of The Big Move's 15-Year Plan

Extents of electrification and GO RER service
September 19, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
As UrbanToronto covered last week, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, which serves ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFP to Study Hydrogen-Powered GO Trains

Map of proposed infrastructure associated with electrification of the GO network
September 15, 2017 5:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today, September 15, Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for what it calls "Bi-Level Electric Multiple Unit Concept Design Services". In a press release, the Ontario Government describes ... read more

Metrolinx Adopts Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

The updated 2041 frequent rapid transit network
September 14, 2017 1:45 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
At its Board meeting today, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, commonly referred to as the Big ... read more

TTC's Five New Express Bus Routes Are A Hit With Riders

The TTC's 5 new Rocket express bus routes
August 31, 2017 1:26 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In March 2016 the TTC introduced five new express bus routes along major corridors across Toronto, adding to the six already in operation. The ridership numbers are in, and four of the five routes ... read more

Open House Highlights Design, Progress at Fairbank LRT Station

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Fairbank Station, Metrolinx, Toronto
August 25, 2017 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the completion of the 9 kilometres of tunnels for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT under Eglinton Avenue in Midtown Toronto, the first tracks have been laid, construction has begun on the ... read more

Good News / Bad News for Scarborough Transit

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
August 25, 2017 10:07 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Scarborough transit observers received both good and bad news this week. Determining which is good and which is bad, however, depends on your point of view and whether you're a member of Team ... read more

TTC Fare Gates Coming to Eight Downtown Stations this Fall

Fare gates at Bay Station, image via screenshot of TTC news release video
August 24, 2017 3:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The TTC has released details on the first part of their final push to place new paddle-style presto-enabled fare gates into the remaining 25 station entrances which still have traditional ... read more

From Drawing Boards to Reality: More GO Train and Bus Service

August 18, 2017 10:37 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
At countless events, it seems, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca reminds members of the public and the media that "Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in ... read more

"The First Spike": Metrolinx Laying Tracks for Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx laying tracks for Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project
August 9, 2017 6:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Most Canadians have probably seen Alexander J. Ross's famous photograph of the Canadian Pacific Railway's chief financial backer, Donald Smith, pounding the last spike of the railroad at ... read more

Construction Progresses on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
August 9, 2017 4:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Work continues on the new Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp at Lower Simcoe in Toronto's South Core. The new 215 metre-long ramp is being built by the team of Grascan and Torbridge Construction, ... read more

70 More Bike Share Stations Coming to Toronto in August

Toronto Bike Share, cycling
August 2, 2017 12:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cycling around Toronto will be made even more convenient this month, with Bike Share Toronto expanding with 70 new bike stations around the city over the next 4 weeks. Earlier today, Toronto Mayor ... read more

Union and Other GO Stations to be Enhanced for RER Service

Ontario Government announces improvements to Union Station and other GO stations
July 28, 2017 3:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced key milestones for two major projects to improve commuting by GO Transit passengers. Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and ... read more

'The Blue Snake': First Look at the Upcoming Scarborough Centre Subway Station

Scarborough Centre Subway Station, Toronto, AECOM, Infrastructure Ontario
July 26, 2017 4:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was all Scarborough Centre at last week's Design Review Panel (DRP) session, as three major projects were presented that will drastically transform the suburban centre on the east side of ... read more