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Ontario's Government for the People Boosting Transit Funding for Municipalities

January 08, 2019 02:00 PM | Transportation

TORONTO - Today Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation announced that the Ontario government is helping 107 municipalities across the province expand or improve their public transit systems with Ontario's gas tax program. 

Ontario Freezing More Driver and Vehicle Fees

January 01, 2019 01:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario's Government for the People is taking another step to make life more affordable for taxpayers and businesses by putting a stop to driver and vehicle fees that were set to increase today on January 1, 2019.

Ontario Introduces More GO Train Service on the Kitchener Line

December 17, 2018 06:00 PM | Transportation

KITCHENER— Ontario's Government for the People continues to deliver on its promise to get people moving faster by bringing more GO train service to Kitchener. 

Ontario's Government for the People is Delivering on Public Transit

November 26, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

TORONTO - Today Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, addressed the Economic Club of Canada to announce that Ontario's Government for the People will build better public transit, delivering more service faster, and saving taxpayer dollars by forging new partnerships.

Ontario's Government for the People Making the Winter Commute Easier

November 23, 2018 09:00 PM | Transportation

LONDON - Today Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, visited a maintenance facility to announce that Ontario's Government for the People is making the winter commute easier by allowing drivers to track their plow and plan their route all at one stop — the Ontario 511 website. 

Ontario's Government for the People Protecting Youth, Keeping Roads Safe

October 29, 2018 12:00 PM | Transportation

Today, Ontario Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski delivered remarks at the arrive alive DRIVE SOBER conference, focusing on protecting youth, supporting law enforcement and ensuring road safety within the province's tightly controlled cannabis market. 

Ontario Partners with Business to Build New Etobicoke GO Station

October 25, 2018 12:00 PM | Transportation

TORONTO — Ontario's Government for the People is keeping its promise to build transit and make Ontario open for business by working with the private sector to build commuters a new, modern station at Mimico GO. This station is the product of a new kind of partnership. This project will optimize the use of government-owned land and increase transit ridership by building a new development along an existing transit line. We are improving the transit experience and making life easier for...

Ontario's Government for the People Announces Largest GO Train Service Increase in Five Years

September 20, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

TORONTO — Ontario's Government for the People is keeping its promise to get people moving faster by adding GO train service to reduce congestion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 

Online Training Coming Soon for Ontario Snowmobilers

September 14, 2018 07:00 PM | Transportation

Our Government for the People is increasing access to safety training and licensing for snowmobilers. In response to long-standing requests from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), the Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski announced that, for the first time ever, safety training will be made available online. 

Tougher Penalties for Dangerous Driving Start September 1

August 31, 2018 08:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario's Government for the People is taking steps to ensure Ontario's roads are safe for everyone. Starting September 1, there will be tougher penalties for careless driving and endangering pedestrians. 

Ford Government Delivers on Promise to Build Regional Transportation

August 31, 2018 02:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario's Government for the People is working to get residents and business across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area moving with a plan to upload responsibility for subway infrastructure, from the City of Toronto to the Province. The Government of Ontario is determined to deliver a modern transit system that will serve the GTHA's growing communities, drive economic development and alleviate traffic congestion.  

Ontario Freezing Driver Fees

August 21, 2018 03:25 PM | Office of the Premier

OTTAWA — Ontario's Government for the People took the latest step to provide immediate relief for taxpayers and make life more affordable for Ontarians.

Next Phase of Ottawa LRT Gets Major Boost from the Province

May 03, 2018 07:30 PM | Transportation

Ontario is increasing its investment in the next phase of Ottawa's Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, extending the line further to help manage congestion, reduce emissions, and increase transportation options for commuters and families in the capital region. 

As SmartTrack Reaches Milestone, Province Allocates Funding for Next Stage of Major Transit Projects

May 03, 2018 02:00 PM | Office of the Premier

Ontario and the City of Toronto have reached a major milestone in the integrated GO Regional Express Rail (RER)/SmartTrack project that will add six new GO/SmartTrack stations in the city, and transform GO Transit into an affordable and convenient option for trips within Toronto.

Construction Begins On Highway 427 Expansion in Vaughan

May 01, 2018 01:30 PM | Transportation

Ontario has begun construction on the expansion of Highway 427 through York Region, to help improve traffic flow, create jobs and support economic growth.

Ontario Opening New DriveTest Centre in Mississauga

April 27, 2018 05:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is opening a new DriveTest Centre in Mississauga to make it easier and more convenient for people in Peel Region to get the driver examination services they need.

Ontario Improving Cycling Across the Province

April 18, 2018 02:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is improving cycling across the province by launching a number of new initiatives to encourage people to get around by bike, improve safety and provide more travel options.

Ontario's First Electric Buses Arriving in 2019

April 16, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of municipal transit systems by launching a new pilot program to test electric battery-powered buses on Brampton and York Region streets. This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market.

Ontario Begins Construction on Major New Transit Hub in Toronto

April 13, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by building a new bus terminal and renovating Kipling GO Station to connect subway, regional rail and inter-regional bus services in a major new transit hub. 

Two-Way, All-Day GO for Waterloo Region Takes Next Steps Forward

April 06, 2018 07:32 PM | Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Vidyard in Kitchener today to announce a series of actions Ontario is taking to dramatically expand regional transit for people in Waterloo Region.

Ontario Commits Over $11 Billion to Build First Phase of High Speed Rail

April 06, 2018 02:17 PM | Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Info-Tech in London today to highlight Ontario's historic investment to build a high speed rail line along the Toronto-Windsor corridor that will connect communities and create jobs and economic growth across Southwestern Ontario.

All-Day, Two-Way GO Train Service Coming to Communities Across GTHA

March 26, 2018 05:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is taking a major step forward in bringing more all-day, two-way GO train service to families and commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), with new stations and upgrades across the GO network.

Ontario Building Fully Electric Ferries for Wolfe and Amherst Islands

March 16, 2018 06:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is building the first fully electric non-cable vessels in Canada with two new ferries to connect the mainland with Amherst Island and Wolfe Island.

Ontario Adding More Service on GO Transit and UP Express

March 16, 2018 12:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for commuters and families to take GO Transit by adding more late-night and weekend train trips along the Lakeshore GO corridor and more early-morning service on the UP Express.

Ontario Investing in Local Roads and Bridges

March 15, 2018 05:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is helping 22 municipalities across the province make improvements to roads and bridges that run through their communities and connect to provincial highways, while fostering economic growth and job creation.

Ontario Widening Highway 401 in Mississauga and Milton

March 07, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is widening 18km of Highway 401 in Mississauga and Milton, to improve traffic flow and keep people and goods moving.  

PRESTO Coming to Shoppers Drug Mart Locations Across the GTHA

March 05, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is making it easier for commuters to use public transit by making PRESTO fare cards available to buy and top-up at Shoppers Drug Mart locations in municipalities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Ottawa. 

Ontario Taking Next Steps in Testing Hydrogen-Powered Train Technology

February 22, 2018 05:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is taking the next steps in exploring the potential of hydrail as an alternative to conventional electric trains, as Ontario transforms the GO network into a rapid-transit system that will provide faster and more frequent service for commuters and families.

Wi-Fi Coming to GO Transit

February 21, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is introducing Wi-Fi on GO trains and buses, and launching an improved GO Transit website and trip planner, making it easier and more convenient for commuters and families to use GO Transit.

Kids 12 and Under Ride Free On GO This Family Day Weekend

February 16, 2018 01:00 PM | Transportation

Ontario is making the entire GO Transit network, including the UP Express, free this Family Day holiday weekend for kids 12 years old and under.

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