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Transit Fare Integration: The Essential Next Step

December 20, 2013 6:40 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article is shared with the blog Transit Futures. Regional fare integration is the critical reform that would transform Toronto from a transit city to a transit region. Despite the opportunity ... read more

Toronto Council Approves Action Plan to Tackle Congestion

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December 19, 2013 2:05 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
According to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, congested roadways cost the city $6-billion annually in travel delays, vehicle operating costs and accidents, with that figure is slated to climb to ... read more

Regent Park's Central Park Development Progresses

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December 16, 2013 4:40 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Redevelopment of the Regent Park area marches on with its Central Park, designed by The Planning Partnership, moving ever closer to completion. The park is the common node that connects and ... read more

Crane is Up at Copeland Transformer Station in the Core

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, Toronto Hydro, IBI Group Architects
December 16, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The formerly barren landscape south of the downtown core has seen profound growth since the 1970s, and with abandoned railway lands now replaced with high-rise condominiums and office complexes, ... read more

Reacting to the Neptis Big Move Transit Review (Updated with response)

Vancouver's Canada Line, image by Michael Berry from Wikipedia
December 12, 2013 2:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Updated: Michael Schabas responded to this review of his report here. Jonathan English's response to his comments is here. This article is shared with the blog Transit Futures. read more

TTC Launches Free WiFi at Two Subway Stations

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December 10, 2013 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
If you ride the Yonge subway line through central Toronto, you have most likely seen half of your subway train’s passengers simultaneously scramble for their cellphones when traversing the short ... read more

The Transit Panel Gets it Right on Moving the GTHA

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December 5, 2013 5:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Sitting on a bus stuck in traffic on your way to the subway station, you think "there has to be a better way to get around town..." If that sounds familiar, you're not alone. The GTHA is ... read more

Metrolinx and Hydro One Announce EA for Union Pearson Express

December 5, 2013 3:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
A major component of Metrolinx’s The Big Move transit infrastructure project is the Union Pearson Express (UP Express). The UP Express will run between Union Station in Toronto and terminate at ... read more

TTC Releases Video to Celebrate Completion of Spadina Extension Tunnelling

December 3, 2013 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The TTC has released a video today to celebrate the completion of the tunnelling to extend the Spadina subway line from Sheppard Ave. West in North York to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in York ... read more

Metrolinx Opens New Strachan Avenue Underpass

One of the first GO Trains through the below-grade corridor, image courtesy of M
November 29, 2013 3:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Anyone who lives in the Liberty Village/Parkdale area or commutes into Toronto from the northwest via train would have seen an impressive transit infrastructure project take shape over the last ... read more

King Spadina Residents Meet to Consider Future Area Needs

Adam Vaughan, Ward 20, King Spadina East Precinct, Toronto
November 28, 2013 5:15 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
The King-Spadina neighbourhood is seeing a lot of change, given the massive amounts of development underway and in consideration, including the landmark Mirvish+Gehry proposal which is ... read more

Metrolinx Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Project

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November 27, 2013 1:15 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
Metrolinx has partnered with Aparc Systems and Chargepoint on an environmentally friendly pilot project that will see spaces set aside at select GO stations for electric vehicle charging. The ... read more

Three Approaches to Suburban Transit: Washington, San Francisco Bay, and Toronto

El Cerrito del Norte, a BART station, image: Google Maps
November 26, 2013 6:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article continues an earlier series by Jonathan English that examined transit issues in the GTA, including the Cityrail proposal, which sought to promote the idea of using the GO corridors to ... read more

TTC to Hold Charity Open House and Town Hall Meeting

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November 19, 2013 2:45 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
The Toronto Transit Commission is holding a pair of very different events that are open to the pubic in the next week. First is a Customer Town Hall on Thurs. Nov. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 ... read more

Taras Grescoe Brings Transit Gospel to Toronto Planning Event

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November 18, 2013 12:00 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
The University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto hold an annual dinner, one of the premier planning events in the city. On November 14 at the Royal York Hotel, movers ... read more

Metrolinx Awards Contract for Crosstown LRT East Tunnel Section

November 12, 2013 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As tunnel boring machines continue to etch their path eastbound underneath Eglinton Avenue from Keele Street for the western leg of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, a winning bidder has been ... read more

Crosstown LRT a Revitalization Catalyst for Mount Dennis

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October 28, 2013 11:45 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Across the city, Torontonians are hungry for better transit. Starved for years by a lack of funding and political bickering, congestion is now hurting our region's economic performance to the tune ... read more

Public Meeting on Future of the Gardiner Expressway East

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October 8, 2013 12:40 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Do you have a strong opinions about the Gardiner Expressway? Do you think it's an unnecessary barrier between Toronto and its waterfront? Or do you think the city would suffocate itself with ... read more

GO Receives 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association

GO Transit Outstanding Public Transit Achievement Award Metrolinx GTHA Toronto
October 3, 2013 3:55 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
GO Transit has received the 2013 Outstanding Public Transit Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at the APTA Awards Ceremonies on October 1, 2013. GO ... read more

What's Going On Beneath Front St? TTC Works on Union Subway Station

Union Station second platform TTC
October 3, 2013 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as Downtown Toronto’s busiest intermodal transit hub, Union Station is traversed by roughly a quarter million commuters on any given weekday. The ongoing revitalization of the 86-year ... read more