Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe, and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 14 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit

Jean Augustine, Canada’s first Black female Member of Parliament, recently took part in an internal Metrolinx event celebrating Black History Month, where she addressed a number of major issues – everything from systemic racism to microaggressions, as well as the role of transit in marginalized communities. The importance of transit cannot be overstated, trailblazer Jean … Continue reading Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit

Mark’s token of devotion – The touching story of a Toronto man’s love of GO buses and their history of change

Carmen Kiefer reached out to GO Transit to help make her brother’s dream come true. Growing up with a developmental disability, her sibling, Mark, always had a love of buses, but it was one very specific item that meant the most to him. Mark Kiefer is a big fan of buses – including the big … Continue reading Mark’s token of devotion – The touching story of a Toronto man’s love of GO buses and their history of change

Love on the GO: How one Toronto-area couple connected on the bus

Who knew the GO bus would create love connections? Daniel Hsieh and his fiancée Amanda Chew met almost three years ago while taking a bus departing the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. Today they are back to the place where it all started to take their engagement photos. Is the GO bus creating better matches than … Continue reading Love on the GO: How one Toronto-area couple connected on the bus

On a day set aside to honour transit workers – A sneak peek at behind-the-scenes workings of Metrolinx

While it may not have come up during chatter over breakfast, today is Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day across Canada. That’s a nod to those dedicated teams that keep services - including GO Transit, UP Express and Metrolinx’s many urban rail projects - moving ahead. And in a year that has seen many people … Continue reading On a day set aside to honour transit workers – A sneak peek at behind-the-scenes workings of Metrolinx

Nurturing the childlike wonder of transit – When you’re small, meeting a GO Transit train conductor, even virtually, can be like bumping into Superman or Wonder Woman

As the head of media relations for Metrolinx, Anne Marie Aikins is used to being in the press and speaking to thousands of people at once. But it’s intimate moments helping kids learn about transit – something she’s often asked to do – that often resonate loudly for her. In this column, she tells us … Continue reading Nurturing the childlike wonder of transit – When you’re small, meeting a GO Transit train conductor, even virtually, can be like bumping into Superman or Wonder Woman

Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

Riders can now purchase specially designed face coverings. Here’s what they look like and what you need to know – including the fact each purchase also covers a worthy cause. Nobody has just one pair of socks. And the same is now largely true of face coverings. Metrolinx has released new limited edition face coverings … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

‘How I met your mother – on GO Transit’: Couple takes wedding day photos in front of GO bus that first brought them together

When it comes to wedding photos, most opt for a stunning backdrop of fields of flowers or Niagara Falls sending showers of mist into the air. But one couple decided the ideal location to capture their special day was Toronto’s Union Station Bus Terminal. If life is a highway, then Nancy Moy and Drex Sison’s … Continue reading ‘How I met your mother – on GO Transit’: Couple takes wedding day photos in front of GO bus that first brought them together