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SmartTrack

August 16, 2018

Did Ambition Hurt SmartTrack

A group of colleagues and I set up the Transit Alliance back in 2011 to educate the public on the need for dedicated transit funding and […]
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 27, 2018

Revised SmartTrack Plan a GO

Plans don’t always pan out as expected, and although less sometimes means more, disputes can arise. This is the case with Mayor John Tory’s  initial SmartTrack […]
April 15, 2018

The Yonge Relief Line: the solution to our yellow line running red

The Yonge subway, commonly known as the yellow line, is running red, exceeding its capacity daily at its peak hour by 3000 TTC riders. Luckily, the […]
April 15, 2018

Citizens of Toronto, which transit option would you choose?

Have you ever arrived at the airport after a long flight and then realized you still have a 90 minute commute home on TTC? Torontonians agree […]
April 15, 2018

The missing link between Agincourt GO station and the Sheppard Line

Toronto transit issues often revolve around the downtown core and leave the outliers of transit in the dark. The results of focusing on access to the […]
November 22, 2017

SmartTrack and Rail Deck Park to be discussed Tuesday

Toronto’s Executive Committee will discuss and debate the concepts for the SmartTrack stations next week. SmartTrack will use existing rail to shuttle residents from the further […]
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 […]
September 1, 2017

Let’s keep the focus on our transit over the next year

Come September, Torontonians will see a different kind of city council. An election is coming in a year’s time, which means that politicians now have to […]
June 27, 2016

SmartTrack will have four new stations in East Toronto

Ontario announced last week four new GO stations on the eastern side of Toronto that will also compliment the SmartTrack plan. The stations are a part […]
June 21, 2016

New GO stations and SmartTrack in Toronto and Durham region

Transit expansion was a priority today in Ontario as new GO stations were announced in West Toronto, in addition to expanded service in the Durham region. Ontario announced […]
June 1, 2016

Ontario promises $150 million for Relief Line

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, announced Wednesday that Ontario will be investing $150 million in the planning and design stage of the Relief Line to […]
April 19, 2016

Why we should merge transit and art

The juxtaposition between rapid transit and art is an interesting one. Take, for instance, Japan Railway’s unique bullet train named “Genbi” (meaning “Contemporary Beauty”), which has […]
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 10, 2016

Relief line corridor on way to being approved by city

The Toronto executive committee approved the final corridor for the Yonge Relief Line after a few hours of discussion. It will run from Pape Station to […]
February 26, 2016

‘Motherlode’ of transit includes focus on relief line

The “motherlode” of transit is finally here. Over the last two weeks, Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat has been making a number of presentations about the […]
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 […]
January 21, 2016

The next step for SmartTrack

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood proudly at a podium in city hall to announce that SmartTrack was well on its way. […]
December 17, 2015

Follow the File: What’s happening with SmartTrack?

SmartTrack — Toronto Mayor John Tory’s transit brainchild — is currently in the planning stages. But, what was done this week? We spoke with James Perttula, […]
December 8, 2015

Is SmartTrack a quick solution to a long-term problem?

The plan for SmartTrack tackles the need for a fast track solution to congestion in Toronto. The goal is to provide a quick solution for the […]
November 19, 2015

SmartTrack is the fast track to relief

As the liberal government adjusts to leading the country, cities from coast to coast are scrambling to have shovel-ready infrastructure projects to pitch our new leaders. […]

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