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June 21, 2018

Metrolinx finds efficiencies through hydrarail

A Metrolinx board member Howard Shearer referred to Metrolinx’s Hydrail as “madness” in documents obtained by the Toronto Star through a freedom of information request. Toronto Star reported that […]
May 4, 2018

Toronto transit on track, SmartTrack/RER MOU signed

Toronto Transit is finally set for expansion after years of city and provincial officials mulling over the best course of action. For transit users like myself, […]
April 5, 2018

Ontario government announces upcoming fare reductions on public transit

Getting around the Greater Toronto Area with ease is often an impossibility. I’ve existed as both a public transit commuter and a driver over the decade […]
March 27, 2018

Ontario Government Announces Plans To Expand GO Transit

Kathryn McGarry, Ontario’s transportation minister, has said that the provincial government has now set plans to expand GO Transit in Greater Toronto and the Hamilton region. […]
February 22, 2018

GO Transit gets a sustainable and digital revamp

Thursday, the provincial government announced they are taking the next steps in exploring hydrogen-powered trains, or “hydrail” as a more sustainable alternative to electric trains. A […]
January 25, 2018

#EtiquetteFail: Go Transit launches book

GO Transit has released a book called “The Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down” in a cheeky campaign to raise awareness of the #etiquettefails […]
January 9, 2018

Ontario initiates co-fare discount for TTC and GO riders

Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission have partnered to offer riders a discount of up to $1.50 when they transfer between lines using their PRESTO card. […]
December 27, 2017

Toronto: Metrolinx reaches new contract with Bombardier for Crosstown

Over the holidays, Metrolinx negotiated new contract terms with Bombardier, the transit agency responsible for producing light rail vehicles for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit […]
October 13, 2017

Toronto holds SmartTrack public consultations on station design

Three public consultation for SmartTrack were held this week. The city, as well as representatives from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Metrolinx, was on hand […]
October 3, 2017

Metrolinx Transportation Symposium: tolls, single-payment, and connectivity

Metrolinx hosted a Transportation Symposium Monday with the goal of hearing insight from transit leaders, residents, and influencers from across the region. With their 2041 Regional […]
September 12, 2017

Bike storage lockers to be introduced via GO Transit

On Tuesday, Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon announced the integration of bike storage lockers at GO […]
August 16, 2017

GO Transit promises improved service in Barrie this September

As of Sept. 2, the province will be increasing service along the Barrie line, including more peak-period GO train service and GO bus service on most […]
June 15, 2017

Ontario may use hydrogen-powered train on GO Transit lines

Ontario is hoping to join the list of mostly European innovators looking to create clean public transportation. The provincial government has announced their intention to study […]
May 23, 2017

Go Transit: Happy 50th anniversary!!

The Transit Alliance would like to wish Go Transit a happy 50th anniversary! Go Transit was never supposed to be what it is now — a […]
July 20, 2016

Metrolinx rolls out new accessible double-decker bus

Earlier this week, Metrolinx announced they were rolling out new accessible, low-floor, low-height double-decker GO buses as of July 25. These buses will be able to […]
June 15, 2016

Kitchener-Waterloo will recieve rapid GO transit

The Kitchener-Waterloo region will be receiving GO train service by 2024, in conjunction with the new transit hub that is due to be built in Kitchener. […]
April 26, 2016

Go Transit and ride-sharing connect for success

Last month, the Transit Alliance wrote about a study released by the American Public Transportation Association that said public transportation agencies should embrace ride-sharing. The idea […]
April 13, 2016

“Motherlode” transit plan: Waterfront Transit “Reset”

The Waterfront Transit ‘Reset’ plan is open for discussion under the “motherlode” transit plan, beginning with public consultations in February and followed by a report being […]
March 22, 2016

The motherlode transit plan: looking at SmartTrack

The TTC board will yet again take a look at the ‘motherlode’ of transit plans on Wednesday. The coordinated network of transit plans  outlined the city’s initiatives for […]
March 1, 2016

The TTC and Metrolinx are storm ready!

A storm is a brewin’! And we all know what that means — long delays on our morning and evening commutes. You’ll hear people complaining about […]
January 21, 2016

A winning transit plan for Scarborough

When it comes to transit in Toronto the Scarborough subway line has been the most contentious issue over the past decade. Ridership numbers barely supported the […]

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