Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

We’re geeks for gadgets. So when we heard the Hurontario Light Rail Transit projects had found a bit of an aquatic smart drone to quietly map out watermains far below the streets of Mississauga and Brampton, we were intrigued. So we dived in. Someone’s on the ball. As crews continue to hunt for existing, and sometimes old, watermains along the route for the Hurontario Light … Continue reading Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

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

LRT Fun during March Break!

There’s something about trains that make a child’s eyes light up whenever there’s a chance to play with one. Whether it’s a small toy, cardboard cut-out or full size light rail vehicle (LRV), it transforms into an imaginary world. Kids had the chance to take that ride of their dreams at events in Toronto, Hamilton and Mississauga during March Break. Our rapid transit project teams … Continue reading LRT Fun during March Break!

Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?

We don’t know about you, but we sure had a busy 2017. How did you do on last year’s quiz? You’ve had a whole year to train and build your knowledge. Connect with your inner transit nerd, track your results and have fun. 17 questions on 2017 Hint: find the answer online   Hint: find the answer online   Hint: find the answer online   … Continue reading Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?

Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on PRESTO, Metrolinx’s capital projects and GO service expansion.   PRESTO Update PRESTO Executive Vice President Rob Hollis reported on the PRESTO retail partnership with Loblaw, which entails Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Toronto selling PRESTO cards and offering PRESTO services. Over 3,300 PRESTO cards have been sold, and more … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017

News Roundup

So much is going on here to build transit that will benefit people in the region. Read on for a snapshot of how we’re making it easier to connect in the GTHA. We are making great progress on the Eglinton Crosstown and are well on our way to launching this outstanding new service as scheduled in 2021. Now, we are pleased to be able to … Continue reading News Roundup

Quiz: How well were you paying attention in 2016?

Fancy yourself a transit aficionado? A news junkie? What Metrolinx news did your brain find sponge-worthy last year? Put your trivia skills to the test with our 2016 quiz and track your progress. 16 questions on 2016 Hint: find the answer at getpres.to Hint: find the answer at the crosstown.ca Hint: find the answer at upexpress.com Hint: find the answer in the GTHA report at smartcommute.ca Hint: find the answer at gotransit.com Hint: … Continue reading Quiz: How well were you paying attention in 2016?

News Roundup

You’re reading this, so we’re assuming that you have some interest in what we’re doing at Metrolinx. Take it one step further and join the discussion on the Regional Transportation Plan at metrolinxengage.com. You have until November 30 to have your say. Earlier this fall, PwC released a report that listed Toronto as one of the top cities to live and work – following only … Continue reading News Roundup

Creating Connections

Taking transit is really up to you, but part of our mission at Metrolinx is to make that choice a no-brainer. We’re helping to do that by planning, building, and operating better transit. Improved physical infrastructure is very important – bridges, tunnels, and tracks – oh my! All that work leads to greater service frequency and/or notable lines on a map. All the lines then yield … Continue reading Creating Connections