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02/22/2018

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 […]
02/13/2018

Toronto approves 2018 budget, with extra funding for transit

City Council approved the Toronto 2018 budget Monday, with a special interest in transit. Included in the $11-billion operating budget budget is over $50 million for […]
01/26/2018

Members’ dinner with Secretary Steve Orsini

The Transit Alliance was honoured to host a private members’ dinner with Steve Orsini, Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the […]
12/27/2017

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 […]
12/18/2017

Toronto deputy manager John Livey retires

Toronto deputy manager John Livey will be retiring from public service on April 4, 2018. Livey was responsible for corporate oversight and administrative governance. He has […]
12/13/2017

King St. data shows success after first month

The first month of the King Street Pilot program was a success — the transit corridor has seen improved service during rush hours and drivers were […]
11/21/2017

Andy Byford resigns to take position with New York City Transit

The Transit Alliance would like to congratulate Andy Byford on his new position with the New York City Transit. New York is lucky to have acquired […]
11/14/2017

Give King St. pilot time to work before bashing it

At Monday’s Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board meeting, many city councillors were trying to press staff for information about the King St. Pilot Study. As of […]
11/09/2017

King St. pilot to begin Nov. 12

As of Friday, Nov. 10, street parking will no longer be allowed between Jarvis and Bathurst along King Street. This is part of the King St […]
10/26/2017

King Street Pilot Study to begin in November

In a few weeks, King St. in downtown Toronto will become a transit-first corridor, catering to the roughly 65,000 people who commute using public transportation every […]
09/01/2017

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 […]
07/26/2017

Transit Alliance mixer with guest John Tory a success

The Transit Alliance held a mixer with over 100 of its members on Tuesday night — with a very special guest! Toronto Mayor John Tory stopped […]
07/13/2017

Unlocking gridlock with Don Dinnin, Omer Malik, and Olivia MacAngus

The Transit Alliance held a successful seminar in June about the Infrastructure Bank and the use of public-private partnerships (or alternative finance models) to help fund […]
07/07/2017

Is Ontario investing too much in foreign builders?

Everyone is talking about the foreign buyers tax in Ontario — but no one is talking about the increase in foreign builders. What do I mean […]
07/06/2017

Press Statement: Federal Funding for Relief Line

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE TRANSIT ALLIANCE “The Transit Alliance congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government for stepping forward to provide $4.8 billion worth […]
06/27/2017

Bruce McCuaig on value of Transit Alliance

Bruce McCuaig, Executive Advisor for the Privy Council and former President of Metrolinx, was the Transit Alliance’s special guest at a seminar on alternative financing. McCuaig […]
06/23/2017

Public, private leaders participate in P3 seminar

Over 80 community and business leaders attended the Transit Alliance’s seminar on alternative financing and public-private partnerships. The morning seminar began with a fireside chat between […]
06/23/2017

Seminar on financing infrastructure via P3, AFP

Ontario has an infrastructure deficit — there is a lot of infrastructure that still needs to be developed, but very little money is available. This creates […]
06/19/2017

Transit Alliance Press Statement on King St. Pilot

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE TRANSIT ALLIANCE “The Transit Alliance supports Toronto’s Executive Committee’s plan to push forward the King St. Pilot Study, which would see the […]
06/14/2017

TTC planning for more express bus routes

Tired of waiting for your bus to arrive during rush hour? The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)  is recommending the addition of more express bus routes to […]
03/09/2017

Tourism Toronto highlights beauty of TTC

Have you seen Tourism Toronto’s newest promotional video? Everyone is talking about it — and rightly so. “The Views Are Different Here” the video says. The […]