500 GO Buses Means Better Service For Riders
Ontario Improving Public Transit, Creating Jobs
Ontario is helping more commuters take public transit and get to their destination sooner as Metrolinx rolls out its 500th GO Bus.
As of Sept. 17, GO Transit will have a total of 500 buses on the road, serving commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The fleet is made up of 117 double-decker buses, 381 diesel-highway coaches, and two diesel-electric hybrid highway coaches.
All GO buses have "kneeling" features to make it easier to get on and off for riders with disabilities. Several GO Bus routes also offer wheelchair-accessible service on some or all trips.
GO's double-decker buses and highway buses use innovative technology and meet environmental protection standards for lower emissions.
Building public transit and creating jobs are part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- On a typical weekday, GO runs almost 250 train trips and nearly 2,500 bus trips that carry about 269,000 passengers – 55,000 by bus.
- GO Transit carries approximately 65-million passengers per year
“Ontario is making record investments in public transit across the province, including investing more than $9.1 billion in GO Transit since 2003. By adding more GO Buses to the fleet, we are providing riders with more travel options and getting people to their destination sooner. This is proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families.”
“The growth of our GO Bus network is proof of the growing demand for better transit connections across our region. We want to get people moving, and more GO Buses on the road is just one part of Metrolinx’s overall plan to bring more transit to more people, faster.”