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Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

After confirming the location of an important piece of the Ontario Line – the project’s maintenance and storage facility – Metrolinx is kicking off a series of virtual open house sessions for communities along the entire route of the project, starting in the north. Read on to find out how you can get involved. COVID-19 might have you stuck at home, but Metrolinx is helping … Continue reading Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

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Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

This summer, Metrolinx held the second round of public consultations online from August 18 to September 1, 2020, to get community feedback on the GO Expansion program. During the second round, more than 10,000 users visited the GO Expansion Program webpage and Metrolinx received 65 submissions from the public. This participation and feedback is a crucial part of the process and directly informs Metrolinx’s work. … Continue reading Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Bringing poetry together with transit may seem like a stretch at first. It doesn’t necessarily make sense on the surface, unless the former is being used to describe the latter. That’s exactly what has happened in the case of Metrolinx’s light rail transit (LRT) projects and the work of spoken word artist Wali Shah. “For me, this was an opportunity to put the pieces together,” … Continue reading A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit

A personal approach to talking transit, LRTs and construction When Sulema James walks into the local grocery store, she’s not there to buy milk or eggs, but speak to the small business owner about the future transit that will be running in front of their shop in Hamilton. This good neighbour approach is what the Community Connectors program is all about: reaching businesses and residents … Continue reading Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit

The Metrolinx Community Charter

Whether we’re building a new LRT line or constructing a new overpass for a GO train, or even working with other transportation providers on an integrated fare system, we consider residents and communities every step of the way. It’s true – and to back it up, we’re putting it in writing with a Community Charter. The Metrolinx Community Charter will apply to everything we do … Continue reading The Metrolinx Community Charter

News Roundup

The community benefits of building transit can start before the new service begins. We recently entered into an agreement with government agencies, business, labour and the local community to provide apprenticeship opportunities during the construction phase of the Eglinton Crosstown project.  The Apprenticeship Declaration sets a goal that 10% of all trade and crafting hours for the project will be completed by apprentices and journeypersons … Continue reading News Roundup

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2016

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met earlier today to receive a number of reports, including updates on the GO Regional Express Rail program, and a GO service update on the recent schedule changes. The Board also provided approval on two key Metrolinx documents, the 2015-2020 Sustainability Strategy, and the 2016-2017 Business Plan. RER Update Chief Capital Officer John Jensen, Chief Planning Officer Leslie Woo, and Chief … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2016