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25 New Double-Decker GO Buses On The Way

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25 New Double-Decker GO Buses On The Way

Ontario Government Improving Public Transit

Ministry of Transportation

The new Ontario government is helping more commuters take public transit with 25 new double-decker GO buses.

The new buses carry 26 more passengers -- 81 in total, up from 55. They are also lower than GO's current double-deckers, allowing them to operate on 45 routes, which is 34 more than existing double-deckers can accommodate.

The first bus will go into service tomorrow and will operate on GO's Highway 407 routes. Remaining buses are scheduled to go into service by the end of May 2013.

Investing in public transit is part of the new Ontario government's plan to help reduce congestion, strengthen the economy and create jobs.

Quick Facts

  • The new buses feature controlled air vents, LED reading lights, charging outlets and front-mounted bike racks.
  • GO Transit carries approximately 65 million passengers per year.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $16.1 billion in public transit in Ontario, including $7.7 billion in GO Transit.

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Quotes

Glen R. Murray

“By adding more GO Buses, we are providing commuters with more travel options and making it easier for them to get to work, school or appointments. Our unprecedented public transit investments are making transit a better choice for commuters, reducing congestion on our roads and contributing to a better quality of life for Ontario families.”

Glen R. Murray

Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure

Bob Delaney

“More GO buses will ensure commuters in western Mississauga enjoy more reliable service today, and in the future. The new double-decker buses also mean greater comfort for commuters. Increased capacity will enable more people to choose public transit.”

Bob Delaney

MPP, Mississauga-Streetsville

“Improving existing public transit service is a key component of The Big Move — Metrolinx’s strategy for a modern, efficient and integrated transportation system in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Our new double-decker buses will help us serve our customers by improving their commuting experience.”

Gary McNeil

President, GO Transit

Media Contacts

  • Bob Nichols

    Communications Branch

    416-327-1158

  • Andrea Ernesaks

    Minister’s Office

    Andrea.Ernesaks@ontario.ca

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