Ask Metrolinx public forum attracts compliments, concerns and cool tech

Event saw CEO Phil Verster, management team field questions from customers and community members Nima Yasrebi stood in line at a recent Metrolinx town-hall public meeting and fiddled quietly with his smartphone. One by one, as Yasrebi waited for a turn at the microphone to speak to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster and members of his senior … Continue reading Ask Metrolinx public forum attracts compliments, concerns and cool tech

Metrolinx considers making dogs on GO a permanent feature

Five months after launching pet pilot project allowing leashed dogs on GO trains and buses with their human commuters, doggone it, the results are in. Tess Fleming is the ultimate GO train passenger. She’s petite, well mannered, loves to sit quietly - and she never puts her paws up on the seat. Tess, a two-year-old … Continue reading Metrolinx considers making dogs on GO a permanent feature

Metrolinx receives leadership awards at CUTA Conference

Canadian Urban Transit Association recognizes Metrolinx for advancements in marketing and communications - as well as innovation. Metrolinx has had to clear some space on the mantel, for two prestigious industry awards. Though we really should pass the honours on to our passengers and employees. The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) today awarded Metrolinx with … Continue reading Metrolinx receives leadership awards at CUTA Conference

‘Build it and they will come’: CUTA Conference 2018

Canadian transit systems bucked a North American trend and reported a 1.5% increase in national ridership in 2017, the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) announced prior to the launch of its annual conference and transit show. Transit systems reporting ridership growth commonly identified an increase in service levels as a key enabler of their ridership … Continue reading ‘Build it and they will come’: CUTA Conference 2018

Lakeshore West bridge work nears completion

Stunning video and photos of bridge construction along the Lakeshore West Corridor show some incredible engineering feats and indicate service disruptions will soon be coming to an end. They’ve been working around the clock on weekends to bring life to century-old bridges and transform rail corridors for future GO Transit service expansion. Construction crews have … Continue reading Lakeshore bridge work nears completion

Building a Legacy: Meaghan Mendonca is named Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability

Growing up surrounded by family members dedicated to helping others, Metrolinx’s Meaghan Mendonca has made a point of building her career on the same principle. Sustainability is a key focus for her, and she’s starting to get noticed for her work – outside of Metrolinx. The University of Waterloo urban planning graduate has been named … Continue reading Building a Legacy: Meaghan Mendonca is named Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability

Look out below: Getting a close-up look at the Crosstown’s first station

After two years of digging, crews are making significant headway on the first stop to be completed for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project It turns out two years of digging makes a really big hole. Members of the media were taken on a tour Friday to see the progress of the future Keelesdale station, which … Continue reading Look out below: Getting a close-up look at the Crosstown’s first station