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Under Eglinton: Touring Progress at Keelesdale LRT station

View of track level at the future Keelesdale LRT Station
November 12, 2018 1:05 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Twenty-five metres (82 feet) below Eglinton Avenue West, I suddenly and absurdly thought, "Wow, this is actually happening!" "This" is the 19-kilometre (11.8-mile) Crosstown Light Rail Transit ... read more

City of Toronto Creating Transit Expansion Coordination Office

Map of the proposed new SmartTrack and GO stations in Toronto
November 9, 2018 11:58 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto is establishing a new office that will lead and direct how the municipal government participates in long-term, multi-billion-dollar projects to expand the transit network. The ... read more

Previewing Mount Dennis LRT Station and Maintenance Facility

Exterior of maintenance and storage facility at Mount Dennis
August 30, 2018 4:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
October 1, 2018, and October 1, 2021. Mark both dates on your calendars, if you're an observer of Metrolinx's mammoth Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. The 2018 date—just six weeks away—is ... read more

SmartTrack Advances to the Next Stage, But...

A map of the original SmartTrack plan for rapid-transit on GO rail corridors
August 7, 2018 11:00 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
In a public announcement on May 27, 2014, Toronto mayoralty candidate John Tory unveiled his "SmartTrack" plan for a “surface subway” to run on GO Transit rail corridors. The future mayor claimed ... read more

TTC Buying Electric Buses to Support Clean Air Targets

New Flyer electric bus features
June 27, 2018 3:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Electric buses are not new. They're not even new to Toronto. The TTC operated electric buses along central Toronto streets briefly in the 1920s and then again continuously from 1947 until ... read more

Contract Awarded for Building Finch West LRT Line

Rendering of Finch West LRT station
May 8, 2018 10:55 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The project to build the Finch West light rail transit line in northwest Toronto passed a major milestone Monday, May 7 when provincial government agencies and a successful proponent signed a ... read more

New Funding To Advance Several Rapid Transit Projects

Mayor Tory, Premier Wynn sign transit memorandum of understanding
May 7, 2018 11:10 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last year, Mayor John Tory famously declared, "It is time that… I stop being treated, as a little boy going up to Queen’s Park in short pants to say, ‘Please, could you help me out with ... read more

Governments Helping TTC, Other Agencies Improve Bus Services

Governments funding new environmentally friendly buses
April 24, 2018 10:54 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
They're not as sexy as streetcars or GO trains. They don't have as much media appeal as subways or LRTs. But they're the backbone of all transit systems and they're coming soon to a neighbourhood ... read more

Construction Underway for New Kipling GO & MiWay Transit Hub

New Kipling Transit Hub designed by Strasman Architects for Metrolinx, Toronto
April 18, 2018 4:16 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A new bus terminal and Kipling GO station renovation are underway, connecting the subway, regional rail and inter-regional bus services via a major new transit hub. A ground breaking ceremony held ... read more

Closer to Reality: Relief Line Advances with Contract, Website

TTC, Metrolinx, City of Toronto advance plans for Relief Line subway
March 26, 2018 3:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Relief Line subway project has long been a slow train coming down the tracks for Toronto commuters. The City of Toronto has proposed building such a line—in one form or another—since 1910. A ... read more

Metrolinx Board Approves 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

Metrolinx approves Regional Transportation Plan 2041
March 9, 2018 4:54 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 4:50 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 10:16 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 6:00 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 2:16 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 5:35 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 5:12 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 6:06 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 10:00 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 3:42 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