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As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a […]

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By Greg Gormick Opportunities lost.  That’s what the Getting Ontario Moving Act, coupled with the 2019 Ontario budget and a Toronto subway-building mania, mean to Northern Ontario’s transportation system. To call this disappointing is an understatement.  Many of us in the industry had high hopes for this government when it was elected in 2018.  In Opposition, members […]

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A lightly attended local roundtable discussion Friday in Owen Sound gathered input to help create a provincial “transportation plan”. The closed-door meeting at Georgian College was held by Kinga Surma, the parliamentary secretary to Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek. She spoke with The Sun Times by phone after the meeting. Surma said it’s important to […]

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The City of Guelph has posted two surveys that are focused on expanding Guelph Transit‘s Community Bus service and adding a route into the Hanlon Creek Business Park. Both online surveys are looking for feedback from residents and are available until the end of May. Guelph Transit currently operates two Community Buses that travel throughout the city. Unlike […]

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As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, transportation is one of the most important issues affecting the people in Etobicoke Centre. If passed, the Getting Ontario Moving Act — which was introduced in the legislature earlier this month — will keep our roads safe, protect front-line workers, schoolchildren, and motorcyclists, upload authority for new subway projects […]

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A cache of internal documents is providing a rare glimpse into the planning process at Metrolinx, the bureaucratic provincial agency that wields considerable power over public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area — and could soon be granted influence over the TTC subway system by the Ontario Progressive Conservative government. The documents show Metrolinx […]

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Lawrence J. Hanley, the international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and a longtime presence in New Jersey politics, has died. He was 62. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of my dear friend and our ATU International President Larry Hanley,” said John Costa, ATU International vice president. “The ATU […]

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This coming Tuesday, May 14, at 10am Local time we are asking all our Locals and members to pause for a moment of silence to remember International President Larry Hanley as his funeral is taking place in his hometown of Staten Island, NY, at Our Lady of Pity Church at 161 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, […]

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WATERLOO — Ontario’s finance minister says he’s heard the demand for improved transit links between Waterloo Region and Toronto “loud and clear.” In a wide-ranging luncheon address in Waterloo on Tuesday, Vic Fedeli said the promise of two-way, all-day GO train service is clearly front and centre on the minds of business and community leaders […]

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Mayor John Tory said Wednesday that the city has not been briefed on legislation that is expected to enable the first phase of a provincial upload of the subway system, but said the city remains engaged in “constructive” discussions about the process with provincial officials. The provincial government announced Wednesday that it will introduce legislation […]

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The President of Amalgamated Transit Union Canada says the budgetary priorities of the Conservative government of Ontario that were announced yesterday are grave threats to transit operations. “Any municipality that was promised an increase in gas tax revenue will be reeling from yesterday’s broken promise in the budget. Local governments were promised a doubling of […]

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Barrie is rolling on with a fare increase for its transit system. Council approved a series of changes to Barrie Transit fare rates April 29. Under the plan, the cash fare rate for students and adults increases from $3 to $3.25. Monthly passes will cost $87, up from the current $86. Barrie also plans to […]

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Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday that the Ontario government will be spending $28.5 billion dollars to improve the Greater Toronto Area’s subway system. He hinted at the announcement earlier in the week, during a speech in Burlington on Tuesday. This announcement comes at a time where there is tension between the City of Toronto and the […]

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An Ontario government budget decision to quash a promised increase in gas tax revenue given to municipalities may slow transit growth, says London’s transit boss. But Kelly Paleczny, general manager of the London Transit Commission, said losing the increase – which had been promised by the previous Liberal government – didn’t come as a total […]

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Premier Doug Ford made an astounding commitment to improve public transit across Toronto and the GTA in last week’s Ontario budget, with one key qualification. That is that an astounding plan is still just a plan. It does nothing to make the lives of public transit commuters better, nor improve traffic congestion now costing our […]

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Near the end of a brilliantly-executed package of stories on the redrawing of Toronto’s transit map, Star reporter Tonda MacCharles recorded this gem from Toronto MP Adam Vaughan, federal representative for downtown Toronto: “He’s created a bottleneck of impossibilities that the price for which is beyond calculation.” Read full article >

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The provincial government’s decision to scrap previous plans to double the city’s share of gas tax funding means Ottawa will lose $1 billion for its mass transit plans over the next 30 years. The announcement that the Progressive Conservative government is cancelling plans to double the funds — which are expected to total more than $36 million for Ottawa in 2019 — appeared on page […]

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With high-speed rail from Toronto to London on ‘pause,’ what, if anything, is coming to our region to move people? The Doug Ford government stopped capital funding for the project in Thursday’s budget. But, it also promised to review the existing rail corridor and busing options to southwestern Ontario over the summer. Transportation Minister, and […]