INFRASTRUCTURES * Canada: Fed up with crowded buses and gridlock in Toronto?
* Ontario - Metrolinx says relief is on the way — in about 10 years
(Photo by Darren Calabrese/National Post: Traffic moves past closed lanes at the corner of Eglinton Avenue and Oakwood Avenue as Metrolinx prepares to connect the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to the subway line in Toronto)
Toronto,ONT,CAN -National Post, by Sammy Hudes -June 26, 2014: -- Metrolinx, the provincial agency tasked with improving public transit in greater Toronto, held a board meeting at its headquarters on Bay Street Thursday. Unfortunately for transit users frustrated with overcrowded streetcars and buses, relief appears to be a number of years away... The preliminary concept for Regional Express Rail would see electrification to each of Go Transit’s seven corridors in the GTHA, making trips 10-25% quicker and improving the frequency to as little as 15 minutes apart... The electrification process would take up to 10 years, and Metrolinx plans to present a more detailed service plan in September regarding the roll out...