ONTARIO ADDING GO BUS BY-PASS SHOULDERS ON HIGHWAY 401
Ontario is adding bus bypass shoulders to segments of Highway 401, which will improve service and reliability for GO Transit buses during peak commuting periods.
By the end of October, Highway 401 eastbound between Regional Rd. 25 in Milton and the Highway 401/407 interchange will have the new bypass shoulder segments. They will remain in place until the upcoming Highway 401 expansion occurs, which includes the construction of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in both directions.
Adding bus by-pass shoulders complements other Ontario initiatives already underway to improve transit between Waterloo Region and Toronto, including doubling the number of weekday GO train trips between Kitchener and downtown Toronto. Metrolinx has also introduced a new express bus service running all day between Kitchener and the Bramalea GO Station in Brampton, which is timed to connect with GO rail and bus services to and from Toronto’s Union Station.