Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz
Getting students engaged in transit today, opens the door to them using – and shaping – public systems as they get older. If you want to glimpse the future of public transit in Ontario, first see it through the eyes – and coloured pencils - of children. Metrolinx runs countless public meetings and educational sessions … Continue reading What if children designed our Ontario neighbourhoods?
Many people think LRTs are the same as streetcars but that’s not quite the case. It’s like being mistaken for your twice-removed cousin. Yes, you both pronounce ‘bagel’ oddly and are both allergic to black, wool socks, but that’s really where the similarities end. As Metrolinx works on expansive and remarkable light rail transit (LRT) … Continue reading LRT Mythbusting: The Facts on Light Rail Transit
Metrolinx launches regular morning and evening train service to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. As Joanne McKee taps her PRESTO card in St. Catharines, $18.07 is deducted from her account. But in her mind, McKee isn`t paying to get to her job in downtown Toronto – she`s actually investing in something much more valuable: time … Continue reading All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region
Because you’re not alone in making vows for the year to come, Metrolinx’s top leader – as well as an expert on how we make promises that are hard to keep - wade in with a course for the year to come. Let’s see how that list is coming. That you’ll lose at least five … Continue reading Fretting over 2019 New Year’s resolutions? We’ve got you covered
Have a question for Metrolinx? Now’s your time to ask. President and CEO Phil Verster, along with members of the Senior Management Team, will take part in an Ask Metrolinx Town Hall Wednesday, November 28. This is an opportunity to ask leadership about Metrolinx services, regional transportation planning, or anything top of mind. The public … Continue reading Ask Metrolinx Town Hall November 28