Metrolinx Board Approves 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

Metrolinx approves Regional Transportation Plan 2041
March 9, 2018 5:54 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
You may be surprised to learn that Metrolinx supports extending the TTC's Sheppard subway. In fact, it supports building more than 100 rapid transit projects to improve connectivity ... read more

John Tory's 10-Point Plan to Alleviate TTC Crowding: a Close Look

The Feb 15, 2017 Council vote
February 20, 2018 5:50 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week Toronto Mayor John Tory made headlines when he released a 10-point plan to tackle congestion on the TTC. This was largely in response to a series of problems on the TTC in previous weeks ... read more

Public Consultations Coming for new GO and SmartTrack Stations

SmartTrack, GO, City of Toronto, TTC, Metrolinx
February 20, 2018 11:16 am | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Public consultation meetings to be held in March, to discuss environmental effects of six new SmartTrack Stations, and two new GO stations in the City. read more

Mississauga Transitway 'Complete' — For Now

Mississauga Transitway construction ends
December 19, 2017 7:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is now 'complete', according to a recent Ontario Government news release—but is it really? Last week, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca journeyed out ... read more

All-Day-Every-Day, Two-Way GO Trains to Aurora Start Soon

Metrolinx expanding service on GO Transit Barrie corridor
December 13, 2017 3:16 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
By the end of this month, GO Transit train commuters travelling along the Barrie line from stations south of Aurora can enjoy hourly train service in both directions every day. This week, ... read more

Ontario PC, TO Board of Trade Transit Proposals Cause a Stir

The proposed coverage area of "Superlinx"
November 28, 2017 6:35 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the past few days two influential political and economic bodies, the Ontario PC Party and the Toronto Region Board of Trade, have independently released transit proposals that call for big ... read more

King Street Transit Pilot In Full Swing

New yellow platform edge strips at a King streetcar stop
November 15, 2017 6:12 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today is the fourth day that the King Street Transit Pilot has been in effect, and the early results have been quite positive. The project began on Sunday, November 12th, and saw its first day of ... read more

TTC Issues 30% Tunnel Design RFP for Relief Line South

Roadheader advances in mining Ottawa's Confederation Line LRT tunnel
November 14, 2017 7:06 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday the TTC formally released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for tunnel design work of the Relief Line South. More specifically, the RFP is to "complete the Concept Design Report and ... read more

Metrolinx Planning Lower Fares to Transfer Between GO and TTC

Metrolinx, GO, TTC, Fare integration, PRESTO
October 27, 2017 11:00 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
A Lakeshore GO train waits to pick up passengers in Union Station, image, James Bow, Transit Toronto This week, the Metrolinx Board of Directors approved a plan to reduce fares for passengers ... read more

Just Another D(el)ay: Updating Toronto's New Streetcar Saga

LFLRV #4446 makes its way down from Thunder Bay
September 28, 2017 4:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The saga of Toronto's new streetcars keeps moving along (slowly, albeit). When the TTC placed the order in 2009, it specified that Bombardier Inc would deliver 204 Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles ... read more

Waterfront Transit 'Reset' Consultation Reveals New Details

The Study Area for the Waterfront Transit Reset
September 25, 2017 11:58 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In November 2015, Toronto City Council directed City Staff, the TTC, and Waterfront Toronto to work together on a unified vision for Toronto's waterfront. Unlike previous attempts at a transit ... read more

TTC's Five New Express Bus Routes Are A Hit With Riders

The TTC's 5 new Rocket express bus routes
August 31, 2017 1:26 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In March 2016 the TTC introduced five new express bus routes along major corridors across Toronto, adding to the six already in operation. The ridership numbers are in, and four of the five routes ... read more

Good News / Bad News for Scarborough Transit

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
August 25, 2017 10:07 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Scarborough transit observers received both good and bad news this week. Determining which is good and which is bad, however, depends on your point of view and whether you're a member of Team ... read more

TTC Fare Gates Coming to Eight Downtown Stations this Fall

Fare gates at Bay Station, image via screenshot of TTC news release video
August 24, 2017 3:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The TTC has released details on the first part of their final push to place new paddle-style presto-enabled fare gates into the remaining 25 station entrances which still have traditional ... read more

"The First Spike": Metrolinx Laying Tracks for Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx laying tracks for Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project
August 9, 2017 6:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Most Canadians have probably seen Alexander J. Ross's famous photograph of the Canadian Pacific Railway's chief financial backer, Donald Smith, pounding the last spike of the railroad at ... read more

TTC Pushing for Major Expansion of Express Bus Services

June 8, 2017 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At its upcoming June 15th meeting, the TTC Board will consider a proposed expansion of express bus service throughout the City of Toronto. The recommended plan calls for a multi-phase service ... read more

Scarborough Residents Frustrated With Subway Plans

Extension plans for TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre, Toronto
May 11, 2017 4:50 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
If you thought everything would be sunshine and roses for Scarborough transit riders after Toronto City Council approved extending the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway to ... read more

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

Replacing the Scarborough RT: A Tortuous Timeline

April 4, 2017 5:17 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week Toronto City Council voted (again) to support the detailed planning and design of the Scarborough Subway extension as a replacement for the aging Scarborough RT. The vote was the latest ... 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