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Bloor Bike Lanes: Changes Coming After Data Hints at Impacts

The new bike lanes during the project's official launch in August of 2016, image
February 24, 2017 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Launched last August, the Bloor Street bike lane pilot project made a long-awaited piece of Toronto's cycling network a reality—at least, a temporary one. Eagerly anticipated by the cycling lobby ... read more

What Will Driverless Cars Mean for Transit and the Urban Realm?

How will driverless cars change the city? image by UT Flickr contributor Greg's
February 16, 2017 6:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The highway flows smooth and gentle as a river, sleek cars moving in sync; passengers are reading, elegantly sipping coffee, speaking face to face, or tapping away on the next-next generation of ... read more

Durham BRT: New Transit Infrastructure East of Toronto

Typical Cross-Section of Phase 1 of the Durham BRT
February 15, 2017 5:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in the western half of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are still in the planning and design phases, their equivalents in York Region to the ... read more

City Presents Options for King Street 'Transit-First' Corridor

February 14, 2017 1:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As hundreds of Torontonians made their way through the line and squeezed through the doors, the seats filled up, and the standing room quickly followed suit. Some people were turned away at the ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramps Going, New Ramp and Park Coming

Gardiner Expressway York-Bay-Yonge, Lower Simcoe Off-Ramp Replacement
February 10, 2017 6:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major change is coming to the Gardiner Expressway through Toronto's burgeoning South Core area, as plans are moving forward for the replacement of the highway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramps. Built ... read more

The Missing Link: Shaping the Future of the GTHA Rail Network

GO, CN, and CP rail configuration with the Missing Link in place
February 9, 2017 12:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While major transit expansion projects like the Relief Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, and Crosstown LRT get most of the attention in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA), there's one ... read more

GTAA Unveils Vision For Multi-Modal Transit Hub at Pearson

GTAA, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Union Pearson Express, Finch West LRT,
February 7, 2017 6:27 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
It's only a fantasy for now, but one day—maybe, not so long from now—passengers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport will have multiple transit options to reach destinations in ... read more

Transit Hub Signals Bold Reinvention of Toronto's Pearson Airport

Pearson Transit Hub, Mississauga, by GTAA
February 7, 2017 6:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Dramatic changes could be coming to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Informally dubbed 'Union Station West,' a proposed Pearson transit hub is being touted as a transformative upgrade to ... read more

Province Announces More Rapid Transit for Hamilton

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Hamilton light rail transit
February 2, 2017 4:13 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When Ontario Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca travelled to the Hamilton GO Centre this morning, he arrived, figuratively, at least, aboard a light rail transit train—but he left on an ... read more

Gardiner and DVP Tolls Are Off: Were They The Best Option?

Light trails on the Don Valley Parkway, Toronto
February 1, 2017 5:54 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
At last December's Toronto City Council meeting (the same one where the majority of Council decided to vote against using data), they endorsed implementing tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and ... read more

King Street Pilot Study: The Push for a Car-Free Corridor

A typical sight along King St: A crowded streetcar
January 27, 2017 7:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Talk about transit improvements in Toronto usually seems to revolve around large scale, multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, be they subway or LRT. When faced with a rapid transit system ... read more

Dundas BRT: The Missing Rapid Transit Line That's Not Forgotten

January 26, 2017 4:57 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Back in 2012 Metrolinx unveiled the "Next Wave", a series of rapid transit infrastructure projects that would form the next group of projects funded and completed as part of The Big Move. The Next ... read more

Hurontario LRT: Cooksville GO Station to be Intermodal Hub

Cooksville GO Station rendering
January 25, 2017 12:05 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While municipal councils in Toronto, Brampton, and Hamilton have been divided on whether or not to accept full provincial funding for new LRT lines—parts of Metrolinx's The Big Move plan to expand ... read more

A Look Inside the TTC's Downsview Park Station

TTC, GO Transit, Metrolinx, Public transit, Subway, Stations
January 24, 2017 12:15 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
You'll find fossils at the Toronto Transit Commission's future Downsview Park subway station, if you look carefully enough, but, otherwise, everything is brand spanking new. read more

Scarborough Subway: The Trojan Horse Alignment

Big Bend and Sheppard Subway meeting at STC
January 16, 2017 6:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In October 2016, a local ratepayers group named the Glen Andrew Community Association released a proposal outlining a new potential alignment for the Scarborough Subway extension. Rather than ... read more