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GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

There is no precedent for the GO Expansion program – it is a highly complex undertaking unlike anything before in Canada. The largest and most complicated element of the program is the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package, a single innovative, fully integrated contract to run more and better service. The winning team will design, build, operate, and maintain the new infrastructure and trains for 25 … Continue reading GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

Tracking Phil – Feb 7/8, 2018

Phil spent February 7th and 8th in London, doing UK Market Soundings for our GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Day one was spent meeting with various organizations/CEOs throughout the day, discussing the RER program, and day two continued with a full market discussion with over 100 people where he discussed the RER program, and continued day two with further 1:1 meetings with other organizations/CEO’s. Continue reading Tracking Phil – Feb 7/8, 2018

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 than … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Feb 2017

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on PRESTO, the Regional Express Rail program, fare integration, and the actions Metrolinx is taking to ensure better value for money in the delivery of its construction projects. PRESTO Update PRESTO Executive Vice President Rob Hollis provided a PRESTO update. Rob’s report noted that in December 2016, Metrolinx reached the goal of … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Feb 2017

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 … Continue reading Quiz: How well were you paying attention in 2016?

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Dec 2016

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on the Regional Express Rail program, an update on Metrolinx’s Community Benefits program, and a PRESTO progress update. The Board discussed the finalized Letter of Direction report that was submitted to the Minister of Transportation, and the strategies Metrolinx has been working on to mitigate the risks identified in the recent … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Dec 2016

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 … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2016