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Province Starting Construction on New Ajax GO Pedestrian Bridge

Ontario Improving Daily Commute for GO Customers

Province Starting Construction on New Ajax GO Pedestrian Bridge 

Ontario Improving Daily Commute for GO Customers

 

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July 29, 2015

Ontario is making public transit more convenient and accessible for GO Transit commuters in Ajax.

GO Transit has started construction on a new pedestrian bridge that will connect the south and north parking lots over Fairall Street at the Ajax GO Station. This bridge will make it safer and more convenient for customers parking in the south lot to get to and from the station. Additional parking lot improvements will also be completed to improve traffic flow into and out of the station. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2016. 

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 daily commutes 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 is more great news for my Ajax and area constituents who travel on GO Transit to get to work, to school and to appointments. This new pedestrian bridge will help make their trips easier and more convenient.”

— Joe Dickson, MPP for Ajax-Pickering

 “Our unprecedented public transit investments are making transit a better choice for commuters. This is further proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute more convenient and the quality of life better for Ontario families.”

— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

 “Keeping our customers moving is about more than running trains and buses—it’s about the whole experience, right down to how they navigate our parking lots and stations. Improving the customer experience is our top priority as we build transit across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”

— Greg Percy, President, GO Transit

 QUICK FACTS

 Over the past year, GO Trains have arrived on schedule 92 per cent of the time. 

  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has extended GO’s rail network by nearly 90 kilometres, opened 10 new GO stations and rebuilt two existing stations, and added almost 31,000 new parking spots across the system.
  • GO Transit carries approximately 68 million passengers per year.
  • Modernizing infrastructure will support more than 110,000 jobs a year on average in construction and related industries.
  • The government’s plan to build Ontario up is supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One—an approach that raises billions for infrastructure. 
  • 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.

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