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Ontario Enhancing GO Bus Service Between North Toronto and Pearson Airport

Improved Bus Service Part of Significant Improvements to GO Transit

Ontario Enhancing GO Bus Service Between North Toronto and Pearson Airport

Improved Bus Service Part of Significant Improvements to GO Transit

 

NEWS

August 19, 2015

 

Ontario is making it easier for commuters in the GTHA to get around on public transit with increased GO bus trips on Route 34 which runs between north Toronto and Pearson Airport. 

 

Starting September 5, buses on GO Route 34 will provide more connections to major transit terminals and provide faster, more direct service between north Toronto and Pearson Airport. Buses will now stop every hour at the Finch GO Terminal, the Yonge/Sheppard TTC subway station, the Yorkdale GO Terminal and Pearson International Airport, and will operate every 30 minutes in the peak direction during rush hour. Buses will also run the western leg of the trip on Highway 409 instead of Dixon Road to improve travel times and service reliability.  

 

This project is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history—more than $130 billion over 10 years, which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals.

 

Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities, and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province.

 

Improving transit is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

 

QUOTES

 

“Better bus connections between the North York and Pearson Airport will strengthen the region’s connection to the airport and help people move around in our community.”

— Mike Colle, MPP, Eglinton-Lawrence

 

“Ontarians lead busy lives – getting to work or school, to appointments, to and from the airport and all their other commitments should be stress-free. These improved bus trips will make it easier for GO customers in north Toronto to get where they need to go.”

— David Zimmer, MPP, Willowdale

 

“Our unprecedented public transit investments are making transit a better choice for commuters. This is further proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families.”

— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

 

“We’re always looking at ways to make it easier for people to travel within the region and beyond. This improved GO bus route will stop at more major transit terminals and provide faster, more direct service between North York and Pearson Airport.”

— Greg Percy, President, GO Transit

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has extended GO’s rail network by nearly 90 kilometres, opened 14 new GO stations, rebuilt four existing stations, and added more than 33,000 new parking spots across the system.
  • Modernizing infrastructure will support more than 110,000 jobs a year on average in construction and related industries.
    • Over the past year, GO Trains have arrived on schedule 94 per cent of the time. 
    • GO Transit carries approximately 68 million passengers per year.
    • A Conference Board of Canada report estimated that Ontario’s public infrastructure investment would add more than $1,000 to the average annual income of Ontarians in 2014 and lower the unemployment rate by about one percentage point.
  • With On the GO alerts, GO customers can receive e-mails or text messages about any disruption to their commute, along with relevant news and information.

 

 

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