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

Vaccination levels up and virus levels down as Metrolinx keeps staff and customers safe during pandemic

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept the public 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. Vaccination rates are increasing – to date more than 8.5 million shots have … Continue reading Vaccination levels up and virus levels down as Metrolinx keeps staff and customers safe during pandemic

How the business of GO Transit has continued throughout the ongoing pandemic

As Business Continuity Awareness Week begins, it’s a time to recognize the planning that helps organizations operate in difficult times. In this article we take a behind the scenes look at the culture, work and decisions that have kept Metrolinx moving people safely. Many things have stopped, but Metrolinx and GO Transit have never paused during the ongoing pandemic.  Passengers have confidently gotten on board GO Transit trains and buses throughout the pandemic, knowing Metrolinx has implemented more than 40 safety … Continue reading How the business of GO Transit has continued throughout the ongoing pandemic

Frontline public transit workers lining up to get COVID-19 vaccine

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept the public 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. Although vaccination rates are increasing and virus levels decreasing, health officials say hospitalization … Continue reading Frontline public transit workers lining up to get COVID-19 vaccine

Metrolinx frontline public transit workers eligible for vaccination May 10

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. Here’s the latest update, including vaccinations. Transportation workers who are unable to work from … Continue reading Metrolinx frontline public transit workers eligible for vaccination May 10

Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

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 11 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

Harnessing the power of UV light to help customers kill germs

Clean hands are one thing, but what about a clean cellphone? New sanitization machines are coming soon to a GO and UP Express station near you and they use the latest UV light technology.  How many times have you heard ‘a smartphone has more germs than a toilet seat’?   Whether you realize it or not, handheld items like your smartphone, … Continue reading Harnessing the power of UV light to help customers kill germs

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

Metrolinx strengthens safety measures as COVID cases increase

Since the pandemic began just over a year ago, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on actions to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. This week, Metrolinx has had seven additional staff and several … Continue reading Metrolinx strengthens safety measures as COVID cases increase