Taking transit to a dentist appointment, catch a yoga class and go grocery shopping, all for one fare, is about to become a reality in Toronto. After August 26, customers will be able to hop on and off anywhere on the TTC system, going any direction within a two-hour window, all while only paying a … Continue reading New two-hour PRESTO transfer allows customers to pay once and travel more on TTC
Paying for your ride on transit is now becoming faster and easier than it already was. The list of places to buy and load PRESTO cards keeps growing with more retail stores and vending machine locations. The electronic payment system now has services available at more than two-thirds of all Shoppers Drug Mart locations in … Continue reading More options to buy and load PRESTO cards
Pilot program allows canines on GO Transit and UP Express The pilot project, running July 20 to October 15, will allow a maximum of two leashed dogs to travel with their human companion when they board GO and UP trains. They’ll be able to ride weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and from 6:30 … Continue reading Dogs on trains: Two Paws Up!
Becca Nagorsky has long had a passion for public transit. It started while earning a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University. Then, after moving to Jerusalem, while working on the detailed design and implementation of the city’s first light rail transit project. Now, the 37-year-old director’s focus is planning and building new … Continue reading A ‘Rising Star’ at Metrolinx – Becca Nagorsky
Victor Parker travelled by train and bus between Toronto and Peterborough to earn his degree For his entire life, Victor Parker has been a man on a mission. He has vowed to never stop learning. Transit has proved to be a big part of that journey and, for the past 14 years, GO Transit has … Continue reading 84-year-old Trent University graduate thanks GO Transit for the commute
To walk through the new 500,000 square foot GO Transit facility in Whitby is beyond impressive. Every intricate detail in all the massive machinery placed throughout is in place with purpose. It’s standing by and ready to help maintain an entire fleet of green coloured trains – while remaining green in the way it operates. … Continue reading New state-of-the-art rail facility sets records on environmental standards
How Metrolinx is overcoming the worst Mother Nature has to offer It was five years ago when torrential rain began to pour down, just as commuters in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) were heading home. It turned out to be more than just a storm passing through, but an extreme weather event with consequences. … Continue reading Adapting to extreme weather conditions