Inside a Metrolinx hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinic for transit staff and customers

Earlier this week, Metrolinx created a vaccine clinic, and opened the doors to employees and the public. Metrolinx’s well-known head of Media Relations, Anne Marie Aikins, was in the middle of it all. As someone who has given many hours to volunteer at similar clinics, she wades in with a column to talk about what … Continue reading Inside a Metrolinx hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinic for transit staff and customers

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

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

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

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 … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

Grab that extra layer of protection – Face coverings become mandatory on GO Transit today

Donning nose and mouth coverings are now a must on GO Transit and UP Express. Here’s what you need to know, as everyone does their essential best for the safety and health of fellow customers and transit staff. Covering up is now a must on GO Transit and UP Express. Starting today (July 21), all … Continue reading Grab that extra layer of protection – Face coverings become mandatory on GO Transit today

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains

COVID-19 has changed the face of almost every habit and daily pattern, including seeing more people wearing face coverings as they jump on public transit. Here are some of the health and safety measures riders will notice as they begin to return to their seats. Think of it as a check-list for safe and healthy … Continue reading Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains