Topic : GO Transit

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Go Transit launches mobile trip planning app

Bus| November 14, 2011
In collaboration with Ryerson University, GO Transit developed the app which is now available on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices. The GO Mobile app allows users to view and bookmark GO schedules, see Union Station departure information and set arrival alerts. Text-to-speech functionality allows devices to read departure information aloud to users. The app is available in both English and French.

Bombardier to equip GO Transit

Rail| March 15, 2011
Will supply of 50 Bombardier BiLevel commuter rail cars for approximately $128 million.
Rail| January 27, 2011

GO Transit approved for phased electrification of rail corridors

The year-long study recently completed by Metrolinx revealed important transportation benefits associated with electrification, and these benefits would increase over time and as service levels increase. These benefits include shorter travel times for riders and lower operating costs.
Bus| January 12, 2011

GO Transit begins pedestrian bridge construction

Fully enclosed bridge will link GO parking at the base of an office tower north of Highway 401 to the GO station and platforms on the south side. The north parking is currently under construction and will provide more than 500 structured parking spaces for use by GO Transit commuters.
Bus| January 10, 2011

Toronto, Edmonton launch text notification systems

Both systems are customizable and free of charge, with standard text messaging rates still applying.
Bus| March 16, 2010

GO Transit makes changes to meet demand

Strategically-adjusted train and bus schedules, across all seven corridors, vary from minor changes to departure and arrival times, to significant service changes and additions.
Accessibility| February 24, 2010

GO Transit offers Google Transit trip planner

Available in 45 languages, Transit in Google Maps also has accessibility features for persons who use screen readers or Braille displays.
Bus| February 11, 2010

GO Transit customers, volunteers raise $32K for Haiti

At five GO stations, customers donated $9834.69 to World Vision volunteers during the morning rush hour on January 22. At Union Station, GO customers donated $22,129.58 to Canadian Red Cross volunteers during morning and afternoon rush hours on January 27 and 28.
Rail| December 15, 2009

Metrolinx acquires ownership of CN rail corridor

Fills rail gap between the agency's east-west Union Station Rail Corridor in downtown Toronto, its Weston Subdivision in west-central Toronto and the northern segment of its commuter rail-line reaching Barrie.
Rail| November 20, 2009

Toronto's GO looks to expand rail to Niagara

Following the EA and subsequent public review period, there will be an assessment to determine whether a business case exists for this service.

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