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.
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Working towards increased safety for all road users by combining cameras and high-definition screens in place of rear-view mirrors, STM will test its new rear-view cameras on two buses for a one-year period.
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.
In order to support the efforts to reduce the renewed spread of COVID-19 in Montreal, the Société de transport de Montréal has reintroduced previous health and safety measures, including enhanced cleaning and physical distancing.
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.