go transit

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

Increasing Transit Usage: Making the 'Last Mile' an Active One

A Bike Share Toronto station
April 20, 2017 1:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Earlier this week Urban Toronto posted an article outlining the missed opportunity for the urbanization of GO Transit's parking lots. While GO and Metrolinx have outlined their goals for modifying ... read more

GO Station Parking Lots: Missed Opportunities To Urbanize

Massing example of Appleby GO's north parking lot, showing retail & residential
April 17, 2017 11:40 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week, Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca held a press conference at Oakville GO Station to announce that Tim Hortons kiosks will be introduced at four GO stations (Oakville, ... read more

Province, Cities To Proceed With Kipling Regional Bus Terminal

Province moves ahead with Kipling Regional Bus Terminal
April 3, 2017 6:52 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Government of Ontario is partnering with the Cities of Toronto and Mississauga to build a new regional bus terminal at the Toronto Transit Commission's Kipling Station. Ontario Minister of ... read more

Lakeshore East Rail Corridor Expanding for GO RER, SmartTrack

Track diagram of Lakeshore East, showing the 4th Track
March 27, 2017 3:51 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On March 22, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the addition of a third track on the Lakeshore East corridor between Beechgrove Drive (east of ... read more

Fare Integration: Comparing the Options for Better Transit Fares

Beijing's fare payment machine, using a map-based user interface
March 9, 2017 6:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the modified status ... read more

Fare Integration: Creating a 'Fair' Transit Zone System

Fare Zone Map featuring larger zones
March 7, 2017 4:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Throughout this fare integration series, we have looked at the various options that Metrolinx is proposing, one of which is fare by zone. One of the issues that we touched on briefly in the fare ... read more

Fare Integration: The Balancing Act—Keeping Fares Attractive

Short (Green), Medium (Blue), Long (Red) trip distances from Queen station
March 1, 2017 5:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the Modified ... read more

Fare Integration: Option 4 - Fare by Distance

Presto reader mounted at the rear doors of a TTC bus, uncommon on other GTHA sys
February 23, 2017 6:27 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), ... read more

Fare Integration: Options 2 & 3 - Zone and Hybrid Fare Systems

Current GTHA transit providers and potential future fare zone boundaries
February 22, 2017 5:40 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and Part 2 ... read more

Fare Integration: Option 1 - Modifying the Status Quo

February 21, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Part 2 of the series ... read more

Fare Integration: Metrolinx Considers the Options

Cross-border fares between the TTC and neighbouring transit systems
February 16, 2017 5:27 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While Torontonians continue to debate what transit infrastructure to build where, there's an equally contentious exchange happening now between Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of ... 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

East Harbour: A Transit Hub in the Making for Toronto

Transit Hub view from Broadview Ave
January 19, 2017 6:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Over the past 20 years, the shoulder areas of Toronto's downtown have seen a tremendous amount of development. In the 2000s, the west side of downtown went from former rail lands to high density ... read more

Desjardins Bridge: One Piece of Hamilton GO Rail Expansion

Desjardins Canal Bridge CN GO Transit
January 10, 2017 5:50 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Down in the "H" part of the "GTHA", a series of rail infrastructure improvements are being made that will enable more frequent GO Train service to Hamilton, and eventually to Niagara Region. One ... read more

Weekend GO Train Service Expanding on the Barrie Line

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Spadina subway, Crosstown LRT
December 6, 2016 2:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Regular commuters on GO Transit's Barrie line can take advantage of weekend train service, starting New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31. During an event Monday morning at Barrie South GO ... read more

GO, TTC to Expand Bus-Bypass Lanes on Don Valley Parkway

Metrolinx, GO Transit, TTC, Toronto, Public transit, Buses, Highways
November 30, 2016 5:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto, Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission are expanding dedicated transit lanes along parts of the Don Valley Parkway. Since 2010, GO Transit buses have traveled along the ... read more

Ontario, Metrolinx Expanding Rail Yard for Regional Express Rail

Ontario, Metrolinx, Transit, GO Transit, Union Station, Regional express rail
November 24, 2016 5:56 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario and Metrolinx are taking yet another step toward implementing regional express rail service along GO Transit rail corridors. read more

Richmond Hill GO Line Getting Longer: Gormley Station to Open

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Richmond Hill, York Region, Transit
November 24, 2016 4:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The new Gormley GO Station, image, Metrolinx GO Transit trains start picking up and dropping off passengers at a new GO station—Gormley—on Monday, December 5. Local MPPs, Dr. Helena Jaczek (Oak ... read more