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Ontario Providing Direct GO Bus Connection to Pearson from Hamilton, Oakville and Mississauga

Enhanced Bus Service Part of Significant Improvements to GO Transit

August 19, 2015

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A PDF containing the official news release follows below. 


Ontario Providing Direct GO Bus Connection to Pearson from Hamilton, Oakville and Mississauga

Enhanced 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 by providing residents of Hamilton, Oakville and Mississauga with a direct GO Bus connection to Pearson Airport.

 

Starting September 5, existing express bus trips on GO Bus Route 47J that run from Hamilton to Square One, with stops in Oakville and Mississauga, will be extended to Pearson Airport. The route will merge with GO Bus Route 40 that runs from Richmond Hill to Pearson Airport. This merged route will now be known simply as Route 40 and will operate every 30 minutes during the weekday rush-hour period and hourly during the weekends and weekday off-peak periods.

 

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

 

“This expanded bus route between Hamilton and the GTA will help people move around the region more efficiently and strengthen our connection to Pearson Airport ‎and enhance the significant investments our government has made to improve GO transit in the Hamilton area.‎"

— Ted McMeekin, MPP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

 

“We’re easing congestion and meeting people’s needs by making it easier to get to the airport, work, school and appointments with these new GO bus options and destinations.”

— Charles Sousa, MPP, Mississauga South

 

“Our unprecedented public 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 take GO Transit. Improved GO bus routes are an important step in ensuring existing and future customers can more easily travel around the GTHA.”

— 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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