Concrete continues to flow inside future Finch West LRT maintenance shop

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations – tangible progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. When completed, the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project will bring 11 kilometres of new rapid transit along Finch Avenue West … Continue reading Concrete continues to flow inside future Finch West LRT maintenance shop

A tractor moves under a large girder.

Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route takes heavy digging and expert tunnelling. It also needs, as these new pictures of progress show, some elements that are far more common – though perhaps equally as important. In the light of day, Eglinton Crosstown requires finishing touches that are far above the tunnels we often focus on in our weekly photo galleries. The light rail transit … Continue reading Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

Image shows tractors and crews working in muddy conditions.

Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re getting behind – or rather deeper into and above – Cedarvale station. We all need a little support. Some, a whole lot of assistance to keep the weight of the world above our … Continue reading Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

New two-hour PRESTO transfer allows customers to pay once and travel more on TTC

Taking transit to a dentist appointment, catch a yoga class and go grocery shopping, all for one fare, is about to become a reality in Toronto. After August 26, customers will be able to hop on and off anywhere on the TTC system, going any direction within a two-hour window, all while only paying a single fare.  It starts with a timer after the first … Continue reading New two-hour PRESTO transfer allows customers to pay once and travel more on TTC

84-year-old Trent University graduate thanks GO Transit for the commute

Victor Parker travelled by train and bus between Toronto and Peterborough to earn his degree For his entire life, Victor Parker has been a man on a mission. He has vowed to never stop learning. Transit has proved to be a big part of that journey and, for the past 14 years, GO Transit has helped him accomplish one of his ultimate goals. The 84 … Continue reading 84-year-old Trent University graduate thanks GO Transit for the commute

Ask Metrolinx’s Town Hall attracts hundreds of participants

Alex Rampaul is almost as enthusiastic about transit as those working at Metrolinx. Not only is he always involved in the online discussion about what’s happening, but when there’s an opportunity to interact with staff in person, he jumps at the chance. The second Ask Metrolinx town hall took place on Monday evening and Rampaul was one of the first to take the microphone. He … Continue reading Ask Metrolinx’s Town Hall attracts hundreds of participants

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?

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TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO

Toronto is recognizing what the rest of the GTHA (+Ottawa) has known for some time: PRESTO makes riding transit easier. As soon as PRESTO devices were available at all stations and on all streetcars/buses, there was very little need for the all-too-familiar scramble for tokens. And things have gotten even easier for Toronto transit users. If you didn’t already know, adults and seniors can now … Continue reading TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Oct 2017

The Metrolinx Board of Directors held a special public session today as part of their annual strategy meeting. It was a first for our new President and CEO Phil Verster. Phil opened the public session of the meeting by recapping his first month here at Metrolinx, including what he’s learned on his visits to the various work sites and facilities. He has made a point … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Oct 2017

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2017

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on PRESTO, Metrolinx’s capital projects, the next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and fare integration. Board Chair Rob Prichard addressed his correspondence with Minister Del Duca on the proposed Kirby Road and Lawrence East GO stations, which confirms that Metrolinx will not enter into any obligations or agreements unless and until … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2017