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  • Construction Progressing on East Rail Maintenance Facility

    The Ontario government joined Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to tour the construction site of the new East Rail Maintenance Facility in Whitby today. A new maintenance facility is required to support GO Transit's planned service expansions including Regional Express Rail (RER) program. 

    News Release | Transportation

  • Ontario Recognizes Carpool Week

    In recognition of Carpool Week, which runs Feb. 1-7 this year, the province is encouraging commuters to share their ride by carpooling. 

    News Release | Transportation

  • Ontario's Ministry of Transportation Turns 100

    On January 17, 2016, the Ministry of Transportation turns 100. The ministry, originally called "The Department of Public Highways of Ontario," was created on January 17, 1916. Findlay G. MacDiarmid was the first Minister of Transportation.

    News Release | Transportation

  • PRESTO Rolling Out On All TTC Legacy Streetcars

    Ontario, along with Metrolinx, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the Government of Canada, is bringing the PRESTO fare card to the TTC's legacy streetcars with more than one hundred legacy streetcars currently PRESTO-ready and 10 to 15 streetcars coming online each day.  

    News Release | Transportation

  • Ontario to Review Greater Toronto Area West Corridor Project

    The Ministry of Transportation has suspended its work on the environmental assessment of the Greater Toronto Area West Highway Corridor (GTA West). The project will be reviewed and an update will be provided in spring 2016.  

    Bulletin | Transportation

  • Canada and Ontario Mark Completion of Highway 401

    The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation joined the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport today to tour the completed Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway. 

    News Release | Transportation

  • High-Occupancy Toll Lanes Pilot Coming to the QEW in Summer 2016

    A High-Occupancy Toll, or HOT, lane pilot project will begin on a section of the QEW between Trafalgar Road in Oakville and Guelph Line in Burlington in summer 2016 to help manage congestion and add another option for travellers. 

    News Release | Transportation

  • Ontario Launches York Viva Bus Rapid Transit Service Along Davis Drive

    Today Ontario, along with Metrolinx and the Regional Municipality of York, announced the start of York Viva Bus Rapid Transit service along Davis Drive as well as the opening of a new park and ride facility at Davis Drive and Highway 404 in the Town of Newmarket.

    News Release | Transportation

  • Construction Begins on New Bus Maintenance Facility in Oshawa

    Today Ontario, along with Metrolinx and the Regional Municipality of Durham, announced the start of construction for the new Raleigh Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility that will support improved public transit in Durham Region. 

    News Release | Transportation

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