Photo By Myke Waddy, Sept 5th 2006. Health Sciences LRT Station, Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Explaining different modes of transit in the G.T.A; removing political spin and disinformation
Found a great article on transit through “What happens to public opinion when LRT is explained”. It is a great piece, which is quite informative. Take some time to read the article. Cherise Burda takes to time to explain the differences between subways, light rail, GO Trains, rapid bus and right-of-way streetcar modes of transit.
April 28, 2012 in GTA Issues, politics, Public Transit, Toronto, TTC, Viva
Tagged BRT, Buses, Cherise Burda, Edmonton, eglinton LRT, expansion, finch lrt, GO Trains, gta, Light Rail Transit, Light-rail, LRT, public relations, Public Transit, rob ford, sheppard lrt, Streetcars, Subway, Toronto, trains, trams, Transit City, transportation, TTC, Viva, wikipedia
VIVA on strike for Wednesday
680News staff | Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 7:42 pm
Thirty-five-thousand commuters in York Region will have to find another way to work or school come Thursday morning.
That’s because Viva bus drivers will go on strike starting at 4 a.m.
Union members turned down a tentative settlement by 61 per cent, Wednesday, and that group represents 165 bus operators.
In a press release, Bob Kinnear, President of ATU Local 113, which represents the bus drivers said “we are a democratic union and our members have spoken.”
He added “Veolia management [the company that runs Viva Transit] knew that the strike would being tomorrow (Thursday) if their offer was turned down and I have informed them of the results of the vote.”
The major issues in negotiations are wages and sick time.
At this point no further talks have been scheduled.
All York Region Transit (YRT) buses will continue to run as usual because they are not part of Viva Transit.
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Posted in College, GTA Issues, GTA News, Markham, newmarket, News, Ontario, Public Transit, richmond hill, Students, Toronto, Unions, University, Vaughan, Viva, YRT
Tagged atu, bus, Cars, GO Trains, GTTA, Markham, Metrolinx, metrolynx, no service, richmond hill, september 25, streetcar, strike in york, Subway, Toronto, TTC, Union, Viva, wednesday, York Region, York University, YRT
The Barrie South GO Station opening December 17, 2007. It is located on the Bradford line, northeast of the intersection of Mapleview Dr. and Yonge St. and will be accessible to passengers using wheeled mobility aids. The extension of service from Bradford to Barrie will feature four trains morning and night.
- Morning trips will leave Barrie South at 5:43, 6:15, 6:45, and 7:15 a.m.
- Because of the new stop, train times at Bradford will change. Starting December 17, trains will leave Bradford four minutes later at 6:06, 6:36, 7:06, and 7:36 a.m.
- Morning train departure times from all other stations on this line will stay the same, as will arrival times at Union Station: 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, and 8:45 a.m.
- Evening train departure times from Union Station will stay the same: 4:10, 4:40, 5:17, and 6:00 p.m. Evening train arrival times all the way to East Gwillimbury GO Station will also stay the same.
- Arrival times at Bradford will be seven minutes earlier, at 5:21, 5:51, 6:28, and 7:11 p.m. Evening trips will arrive at Barrie South at 5:45, 6:15, 6:55, and 7:35 p.m.
The extension of the GO Train may have an important impact on the prices and demand of real estate properties in the Barrie area.
The GO Train is also good news for the local business community; it will help Barrie to attract more business, tourists and people looking for affordable housing. It will also benefit Barrie residents that work in the Toronto area and will take the pressure off the 400. At some point, with a move to all-day service to the Barrie region, expansion of the smart growth strategy could be expanded.
For more information go to the GO Transit website.
Posted in GTA Development, Public Transit
Tagged Barrie, Barrie Line, Barrie South GO Station, Bradford, Bradford Line, GO, GO Trains, Go Transit, Mapleview, trains, Yonge St.