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On­tario Pro­mot­ing Tran­sit Op­tions to Help Man­age Con­ges­tion, Im­prove Com­mutes

On­tario is in­tro­duc­ing a year-long pi­lot that will use elec­tronic high­way signs to show driv­ers nearby tran­sit in­for­ma­tion and pro­mote al­ter­na­tive travel op­tions, to help man­age con­ges­tion and get peo­ple where they’re go­ing sooner.

Ef­fec­tive Oc­to­ber 17, a sign has been in­stalled on the QEW near Ap­pleby GO sta­tion dis­play­ing in­for­ma­tion about up­com­ing GO train trips de­part­ing from that sta­tion. The in­for­ma­tion fac­tors in the time it takes to drive there, park and catch the next avail­able train. By the end of the year, the pi­lot will ex­pand to Bronte and Oakville GO sta­tions.


Ap­pleby GO sta­tion is lo­cated in Burling­ton and has 2,964 park­ing spa­ces. In Novem­ber, high­way signs along High­way 401 and the QEW ap­proach­ing High­way 427 will ad­ver­tise the Union Pear­son Ex­press (UP Ex­press) travel times be­tween Toronto Pear­son Air­port and Union sta­tion. UP Ex­press trains make the trip in 25 min­utes, with trains de­part­ing ev­ery 15 min­utes. As part of the pi­lot, tech­nolo­gies will be eval­u­ated that de­ter­mine real-time park­ing avail­abil­ity at GO sta­tions. This in­for­ma­tion could also be dis­played on the signs.

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