Podcast – Metrolinx CEO talks inflationary pressures in the transit world

The cost of everything from fuel to materials has gone up recently. How has that affected Metrolinx projects and operations? Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster gives his view on that in the latest episode of Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast. If you’ve bought gas or groceries recently, you’ve experienced a rise in prices. In February of 2022, drivers paid 32 per cent more … Continue reading Podcast – Metrolinx CEO talks inflationary pressures in the transit world

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Metrolinx CEO releases open letter to residents surrounding Small’s Creek

Metrolinx President and CEO, Phil Verster, has issued a letter to community members in Toronto’s Small’s Creek area. Here’s what it says. Metrolinx recognizes the Small’s Creek ravine as a special place and respects its environmental significance to the community. With this in mind, we have taken several actions in response to community engagement including reassessing our plans, delaying work, meeting with neighbours and committing … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO releases open letter to residents surrounding Small’s Creek

Between the Lines podcast – Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talks Eglinton Crosstown

Metrolinx President and CEO weighs in on a range of topics in his first appearance on Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast. Have a listen. When will the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line open to customers? It’s a question on the top of mind of transit riders as well as Metrolinx’s President & CEO. This week, Phil Verster sits down for the Between … Continue reading Between the Lines podcast – Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talks Eglinton Crosstown

See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

Earlier this month, Metrolinx News profiled the 2021 successes of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and looked ahead to 2022 – so think of this as the sequel. Watch the latest video on the Crosstown, featuring Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster. Much like The Terminator and Home Alone, the second part of this story will be even better than the first. Part one was published earlier this … Continue reading See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

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Metrolinx Community Engagement teams ends year with lofty number and promises of new community offices

The pandemic has changed the way we relate to one another. But it hasn’t stopped needed conversations. Here’s how Metrolinx experts were able to reach out, and respond when questions have come on, during 2021 – as well as a commitment to open three more community offices in the new year for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Yonge North Subway Extension and Ontario Line projects. … Continue reading Metrolinx Community Engagement teams ends year with lofty number and promises of new community offices

Metrolinx CEO statement on refined route for Yonge North Subway Extension

Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, explains how input from communities has shaped design improvements to the northern section of the route. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster has just released (Dec. 8, 2021) the following statement on the Yonge North Subway Extension project: “The Yonge North Subway Extension is a long-awaited project that will bring faster transit to more people across York Region and … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO statement on refined route for Yonge North Subway Extension

Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

Thanks to an agreement announced today in Thunder Bay, almost eight dozen GO Transit bi-level train coaches are being freshened up to ensure the expansion of GO rail service and improve the customer experience. Read on to find out what that entails. Wear and tear are normal and expected parts of a train coach lifecycle, and they do need sprucing up every so often. Instead … Continue reading Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are issuing the following release on the proposed settlement on the Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, along with Infrastructure Ontario CEO Michael Lindsay, have just released (Nov. 24, 2021) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “Over the past several months, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have engaged in collaborative and … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

You’ve seen them at Canada’s Wonderland, at GO Stations, and at fairs. Since mid-August, three GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have been making their way throughout southern Ontario to help put vaccines in arms in the fight against COVID-19. And now the initiative has reached a major milestone – 10,000 shots have been administered. Green and white retrofitted GO buses – dubbed ‘GO-VAXX’ buses – have … Continue reading GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

New video shows media getting firsthand look at progress on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

From the Ontario Science Centre to Birchmount, new photos and video take you to the eastern portion of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Scroll down to join the recent media tour. There is light at the end of the tunnel. This week (Oct. 12), media were invited to a tour of the eastern portion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Local journalists and … Continue reading New video shows media getting firsthand look at progress on Eglinton Crosstown LRT