In this episode of Brampton Focus, we hear from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca on their June 14th, 2016 announcement that “paves the way for Two Way All Day GO Train Service” along the Toronto-Waterloo corridor.” Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey was also on hand for the announcement and we interviewed her immediately after on what this means for Brampton. Andrew DeGroot, a local transit advocate and founder of ONEBrampton also joined us in-studio to share his thoughts on the state of transit in the city.
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that “through its agency Metrolinx, the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the province has secured an agreement-in-principle with CN that will allow GO Regional Express Rail to be built along the Kitchener GO corridor.”
Todd Letts, CEO at The Brampton Board of Trade said in a statement that “the talent pool for employers got much bigger today. New train departures and GO Express Bus from Kitchener in September is good news. Thanks to CN and Metrolinx two-way all-day train service is on track for 2024 or sooner with this historic agreement-in-principle.”
Service enhancements were also announced starting in September to provide additional GO Train and Bus service. See Full Press Release.
Article Originally Published on June 14th, 2016. Updated on June 21st, 2016 to include Video Upload.