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Edmonton LRT back to normal after ‘serious electrical issue’ on Wednesday

  Edmonton LRT back to normal after ‘serious electrical issue’ on Wednesday By Caley RamsayOnline Journalist  Global News A serious electrical issue caused service disruptions on the Capital and Metro LRT lines Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Charles Taylor, Global News – A A + Listen The City of Edmonton said the LRT was back to operating normally Thursday morning, Read more about Edmonton LRT back to normal after ‘serious electrical issue’ on Wednesday[…]

Tories Ask Auditor General to Investigate New GO Stations

Tories ask auditor general to investigate new GO stations The Star reported on Monday that internal documents show the ministry of transportation pressured Metrolinx to approve two new stations, including one in the minister’s riding. The Star reported Monday that documents obtained through a freedom of information request showed that the ministry of transportation pressured Read more about Tories Ask Auditor General to Investigate New GO Stations[…]

Metrolinx Should Make Decisions Based on Facts….

MARCUS GEE Metrolinx should make decisions based on facts, not the whim of a minister MARCUS GEE-  is Toronto columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. AUGUST 28, 2017 Political meddling in transit is a fine Toronto tradition. A Liberal cabinet minister’s intervention to get a new GO Transit station for his riding is Read more about Metrolinx Should Make Decisions Based on Facts….[…]

TTC’s five New Express Bus Routes Proving Successful

TTC’s five new express bus routes proving successful August 29, 2017 Five new express bus routes, introduced as part of City Council’s unprecedented $95 million investment in public transit, are performing exceedingly well, Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle announced this morning. The five new routes – 185 Don Mills Rocket, 199 Finch Read more about TTC’s five New Express Bus Routes Proving Successful[…]

Info Crusader fighting Ottawa’s LRT contractor for…

Info crusader fighting Ottawa’s LRT contractor for more inspection reports JON WILLING More from Jon Willing Published on: August 29, 2017 | Last Updated: August 29, 2017 8:06 AM EDT Access to information expert Ken Rubin has been trying to get non-conformance reports generated on the construction of the Confederation Line LRT. (SUPPLIED PHOTO). SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT Ken Read more about Info Crusader fighting Ottawa’s LRT contractor for…[…]

Concerns raised about new GO Transit Stations

‘Concerns raised’ about two new GO Transit stations, Del Duca acknowledges Transportation Minister stops short of saying that the two stops, one of which is in his riding, should be removed from province’s plan.   Transportation minister Steven Del Duca, seen here earlier this year during Question Period at Queen’s Park, acknowledged Tuesday that “concerns Read more about Concerns raised about new GO Transit Stations[…]

Past Delivery Delays tank Bombardier’s bid for New York…

By BEN SPURRTransportation Reporter Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 Past delivery delays tank Bombardier’s bid for New York City subway contract In a letter sent to employees, the president of the company’s Americas division said past poor performance and delays “sealed the fate of our bid.” A subway train approaches an above-ground station in the Brooklyn borough Read more about Past Delivery Delays tank Bombardier’s bid for New York…[…]

DRESCHEL: HSR ridership declines as services improve

It’s a public transit head scratcher. Despite significant improvements to Hamilton’s transit service, HSR’s ridership declined by about 435,000 trips last year, representing a revenue shortfall of about $860,000. The decline comes on the heels of the city adding 75,771 new hours of bus service and the debut of 25 new buses. More information here.