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Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are launching an appeal to a court decision involving project builder Crosslinx Transit Solutions. Statement by Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster, and Infrastructure Ontario President and CEO Michael Lindsay: Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx appealed the recent court decision which addressed Crosslinx’s COVID-19 claim. The appeal materials submitted in court today focus on legal issues we believe are important, and … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Metrolinx marks anniversary of first COVID-19 lockdown – Changes? Anne Marie Aikins touches on just a few

Word of a novel pneumonia virus began circulating around the globe in late 2019. The Metrolinx Incident Command Team began its work early in 2020 to ensure we were ready. When the first lockdown began in mid-March 2020, no one could ignore the reality that a global pandemic was upon us. But that was just the beginning. Nothing, not all the planning, the early warnings … Continue reading Metrolinx marks anniversary of first COVID-19 lockdown – Changes? Anne Marie Aikins touches on just a few

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Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) such an exceptional place to call home, it’s impossible … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

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Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

Metrolinx News recently covered Jean Augustine’s appearance at an internal Metrolinx Black History Month event. Augustine, a celebrated champion of Black History month in Canada, talked about the importance of giving back to the community. That doesn’t just happen in isolation or with a snap of the fingers. It takes the perseverance of someone who is able to rally others to a cause. This is … Continue reading Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

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Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

Given media reports you may have read, Metrolinx president and chief executive officer, Phil Verster, outlines the transit agency’s expectations for the ongoing work on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route. The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (ECLRT) project is one of the largest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, and will bring major benefits to communities along the 19-kilometre route. This transformative project … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

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At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

Metrolinx media relations head, Anne Marie Aikins, takes us through – in words and pictures – the agency’s Emergency Operations Centre. For Metrolinx, it’s our nerve-centre in responding to the greatest health challenge in a generation. A command post that, minute by minute, is keeping tabs on GO Transit and UP Express – as well as PRESTO – during the COVID-19 crisis. And as Metrolinx’s … Continue reading At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

(Oct. 6, 2021 editor’s update – We’ve moved away from this piece as a way to keep customers and communities up to date on continuing COVID-19 measures. While stories are constantly being published on Metrolinx safety measures to deal with the pandemic, you can find those with other stories on Metrolinx News. For COVID-19 specific stories, you can use this link.) Metrolinx, and transit riders, … Continue reading Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

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Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

New documents outline benefits for thousands of travellers moving around the GTA. Metrolinx has released updated business cases for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The business cases show how both projects will provide significant benefits for regular commutes and special journeys by cutting travel times and expanding passenger capacity. There are other substantial project benefits noted in both reports, such as: … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

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TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event

As the series of Metrolinx town halls continue to attract customers, community members and questions about the course of transit across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the most recent gathering inside the local GO station sees a wide variety of topics tackled. It was a fitting meeting place – especially if you had questions about transit. The latest Metrolinx Town Hall was held inside the Burlington … Continue reading TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event

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Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today

Public forum allows customers and residents to ask transit questions in-person and online. So ask away, in a couple different ways. For customers and community members, a trip to Burlington GO station today (Feb. 5) won’t involve stepping onto a train or bus. But there will be a voyage of discovery. Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster and his senior management team are coming to Burlington tonight … Continue reading Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today