In order to enhance convenience and streamline journeys, the Ontario government has introduced credit and debit card usage on the Toronto Transit Commission and other local transit services.
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In just over a month, 100,000 people have made contactless payments through the new fare payment system when using GO Transit, Brampton Transit, MiWay and Oakville Transit services.
In order to meet growing passenger demand, Metrolinx will be increasing the capacity of some of the busiest GO Transit train trips to provide more riders with a comfortable mode of transport.
Metrolinx and York Region Transit’s Mobility On-Request ride-share pilot programme will provide GO Transit customers with on-demand transport during the morning and evening rush hour period, five days a week.
With a combination of digital and station signage, social media posts and web updates, Metrolinx and OPTA will promote transit accessibility to encourage customers across Ontario to consider the needs of those with mobility constraints.
As part of its efforts to make its fares more affordable for people who need it most, Metrolinx has announced new changes to its public transport fares and a new affordability programme.
Metrolinx is working to support the efforts to stop the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, by launching two additional GO-VAXX buses – which aim to administer up to 300 vaccines per day.
Metrolinx will attempt to mitigate temporary labour shortages due to rising levels of staff absenteeism as a result of the new COVID-19 variant with reduced schedules and a 'work from home' mandate for its office staff.
Currently in the first phase of testing, Metrolinx's two zero-emission electric double-decker GO Transit buses are planned for future operation on routes west of Toronto.
The largest subway expansion plan in Canadian history, the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in Ontario, has entered the next stage of planning, design and procurement.
Metrolinx's new WAVE shuttle marks the first time in Canada that an autonomous shuttle and smart infrastructure will be fully integrated into an existing transit service.
By expanding GO train services to London, Ontario, passengers will have better access to a safe and reliable transportation network.