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Ontario government announces expanded GO Transit service in southern Ontario

via Canadian Press

The Ontario government says it’s expanding GO Transit service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The Ministry of Transportation said that starting next week, the Lakeshore line in and out of Toronto will see an additional 220 trips per week – an increase of about 18 per cent.

It said the Kitchener line will see an additional morning rush hour trip from Malton to Toronto’s Union station.

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Metrolinx expands on accessibility initiatives

Removing redundant poles from the doors on GO trains may seem like a simple gesture to make more room and make it easier to get on board. It’s actually a major move toward a better transit system overall.

Customers travelling with children in strollers or with luggage have one less barrier to get on the train. Everyone ends up boarding quicker and is more likely to enjoy the experience, while service remains unaffected.

Ontario government names new chair of transit agency Metrolinx

via Global News

Donald Wright, the chair of Cinaport Capital Inc. and former chair of Via Rail, has been chosen to succeed Robert Prichard, who resigned last month.

The government says the job comes with a $146,700 salary.

It says Wright has worked in the investment industry for close to four decades and has held senior positions with firms in Canada and abroad

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Contractor confident Ottawa LRT construction will finish on time

via CBC

The City of Ottawa's contractor is confident the new LRT system will be ready on time, but there is still a lot of work to do, according to the latest update from city staff.

O-Train construction director Steve Cripps and O-Train planning director Chris Swail wrote in a memo issued late Monday afternoon to council that the city's contractor Rideau Transit Group (RTG) believes it is on track.