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Fare Integration: Option 1 - Modifying the Status Quo

February 21, 2017 5:00 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 4:27 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 11:00 am | 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 5:27 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

Province Announces More Rapid Transit for Hamilton

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Hamilton light rail transit
February 2, 2017 3:13 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

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

January 26, 2017 3:57 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

A Look Inside the TTC's Downsview Park Station

TTC, GO Transit, Metrolinx, Public transit, Subway, Stations
January 24, 2017 11:15 am | 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

Weekend GO Train Service Expanding on the Barrie Line

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Spadina subway, Crosstown LRT
December 6, 2016 1:18 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 4:00 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 4:56 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 3:39 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

"Help Us Build Ontario" Infrastructure Minister Urges Businesses

Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, speaking at the Canadian Cl
November 24, 2016 10:58 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, dropped by the Canadian Club of Toronto at lunch time Wednesday to urge Ontario entrepreneurs to assume a greater role in building Ontario. He ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 2:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... read more

City: SmartTrack To Bring 2-3% Property Tax Increase?

map of SmartTrack/RER combined plan
October 31, 2016 2:34 pm | by David Brake | Comments
According to a report prepared by the City for Council's Executive Committee, a property tax increase will be required to fund even the reduced SmartTrack proposal which has emerged (an LRT for ... read more

A Bit Awkward? PRESTO Enters Adolescence on the TTC

PRESTO card and reader, image courtesy of Metrolinx
October 20, 2016 3:04 pm | by Alex Gaio | Comments
With some of the TTC now accepting PRESTO and other parts of it not yet, it's in a bit of an awkward phase in Toronto at the moment, but the green fare payment cards from Metrolinx are "growing ... read more

Public Transit: Service, Fares, Governance in Paris and Montreal

Transit, Toronto, Metrolinx, Montreal, Paris, Funding, Governance
October 19, 2016 4:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Transportation experts from France and Canada shared their insights in planning regional transit systems, integrating fares, and developing new governance models for transit during an October 18th ... read more

GO Transit's Parking Problem: Are Garages The Answer?

Steven Del Duca Ontario's Minister of Transportation station announcement
October 17, 2016 1:45 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Maple and Rutherford GO Transit stations on the Barrie line will be the next on the Toronto regional rail system to get multi-level parking garages, holding 1,200 more cars each, doubling their ... read more

City Age: Transportation's Impact on City-Building

Crowds now ride the Union Pearson Express, Union Station, Toronto
October 13, 2016 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The transportation industry is facing its most profound shift in a century, with planners forecasting that as many as 1.5 million more cars will clog the Greater Toronto Area's roads in the next ... read more

Last Mile Forum Targets Weak Spots of Toronto Transit Networks

Last Mile, Ryerson City Building Institute, Transit, Toronto
September 21, 2016 2:55 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s transit network would, in an ideal world, funnel people from their disparate homes to larger, shared vehicles and from transit hubs to their disparate workplaces. The challenge in this ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFQs for Two Transit Expansion Projects

September 15, 2016 11:21 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Metrolinx, in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario, has released two Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) relating to the construction of new projects that form part of the ongoing electrification ... read more