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Transit ridership up in BC, says Canadian Urban Transit Association

via Vancouver Sun 

Transit ridership in B.C. was up by 15.2 million passenger trips last year, according to the Canadian Urban Transit Association.

The association said, in a report released Wednesday, that ridership is up by 1.5 per cent, or about 30 million trips, across Canada, the first increase since 2014.

In B.C., the association says there were 298.4 million trips on transit in 2017, up from 283.2 million in 2016.

Metrolinx testing disposable, ‘limited-use’ Presto tickets on TTC this month

via Toronto Star

TTC customers could catch a glimpse of a new kind of Presto card this month.

Starting Tuesday, Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency that owns the fare card system now deployed across the TTC, will be performing field tests of disposable, “limited-use” Presto tickets at two subway stations.

Government of Canada launches data hub on the economic impact of infrastructure investment

via Infrastructure Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 2018Well-planned infrastructure investment helps build strong communities, create jobs and opportunities for the middle class, and support a high standard of living for Canadians and their families. Good data allows governments to maximize the benefits of the infrastructure investments they are making through informed decisions.