Province Announces Intention to Move Forward on Finch West LRT

Current Metrolinx light rail projects, image courtesy of Metrolinx
April 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Giorgio Mammoliti-led battle for subways on Finch West is over as the province announced today its intention to move forward with light rail transit (LRT). The announcement comes after years ... read more

Metrolinx Encouraging Development at GO and Crosstown LRT Stations

Bathurst, LRT, Metrolinx
February 26, 2015 4:44 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx will take a step into the real estate market tomorrow, when it issues an RFP for development above its new Crosstown LRT stations. Metrolinx has already been using a more hands off ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Early Works for GO Transit Expansion

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February 12, 2015 3:00 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx is beginning work on some smaller, easily implementable projects to improve GO service ahead of the looming major upgrades to bring 15 minute electrified GO service to the Greater ... read more

Transport Infrastructure: Growth to Watch for in 2015

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January 22, 2015 5:28 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Complaining about transit and its lack of progress is a recreational sport in Toronto and the rest of the GTHA, but there is a long list of project completions scheduled for the next 12 months ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Joint Fare Pilot Project at 2 Toronto GO Stations

A GO Train passes work to expand services on the Georgetown South corridor
January 16, 2015 12:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx has announced a year-long pilot project to make the cost of commuting to Union Station cheaper for TTC Metropass users from two GO stations in Toronto. Starting January 26, Metropass ... read more

Metrolinx to Hold Public Meetings on Accessibility

Accessibility, Metrolinx, GO Transit
November 6, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is difficult enough for commuters to make their way around Toronto as it is, and even more so for transit riders with disabilities. Metrolinx is working to make their services fully accessible ... read more

New GO Bus Terminal Slated for Massive 45-141 Bay Development

Revised plan for 45-141 Bay Street redevelopment. Image by Ivanhoé Cambridge.
September 30, 2014 12:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Plans were announced by real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge and the provincially-run GTA transit agency Metrolinx on Tuesday to include a new bus terminal at the site of an ... read more

GO Regional Express Rail: CityRail for the GTA

The Munich S-Bahn (Photo by Florian Derwarf)
August 22, 2014 3:55 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Since the CityRail concept was introduced in 2012, the idea of using existing rail corridors to expand rapid transit throughout the GTA has become mainstream. Metrolinx and the provincial ... read more

$29 Billion Transit Plan Promises Regional Rail for GTHA

Bombardier Talent 2, source: Bombardier
April 18, 2014 11:30 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
In what is likely to become one of the first shots of the upcoming provincial election campaign, Premier Wynne just announced a vast $29 billion plan for transit expansion. While the funding plans ... read more

Relief Line Public Meetings to Begin This Weekend

Toronto Relief subway line map from website
April 2, 2014 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone who rides the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, recently numbered Line 1, can tell you that the Yonge Street stretch of the line is overcrowded. York Region wants the line extended north from ... read more

Revitalization Continues to Transform Union Station Area

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Metrolinx TTC Toronto
February 21, 2014 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New condominiums and office buildings sprouting up all over downtown have drawn residents and commuters into the core of our city at a staggering pace over the past few years, and while the ... read more

CityRail: Getting the GTA Moving

Bombardier Talent 2 (Image Credit: Bombardier)
January 28, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article continues the CityRail series, which proposes a modern regional rail system for the GTA. For more detailed information, check out the original CityRail proposal.  CityRail is a ... read more

How Do You Feel About Union Station? Add Your Story To...

Memory Capsule by Che Yan at Union Station, Toronto
January 21, 2014 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
There is over a billion dollars being spent in and around Union Station at the moment. And by moment, we mean "over the course of half a dozen years", which we are around half way through now. The ... read more

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

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

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013 11:54 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Panel wants higher gas tax; Humbertown development gets green light; Metrolinx defends The Big Move; Councillor Josh Matlow wants Scarborough subway scrapped; and more news. Panel calls for higher ... read more

Real Wealth Group's Paolo Abate Talks About University Heights

University Heights Professional Centre, Toronto, Real Wealth Group, ACK
December 2, 2013 2:50 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
Real Wealth Group of Companies is launching a new 8-storey, 180,000 sqft commercial development called University Heights in the heart of what will soon be a major new public transit hub at ... 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

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

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