Following Metrolinx’s announcement of a new approach to GO in Niagara, seeking third-party partners to invest in bringing transit service to the region… which seemingly put the brakes on plans, the Province today announced GO Trains to/from Niagara Falls & St. Kitt’s in January 2019.
The Auditor General in her examination of two proposed GO stations concluded that “Metrolinx inappropriately recommended the province build them under pressure from the former transportation minister and the City of Toronto”.
If you are not on the Metrolinx mailing list for GO Train Niagara Expansion, then you probably missed their recent announcement that they are re-scheduling their public meetings.
Just a quick reminder that the Region will be hosting an “open house” event at the Casablanca Winery Inn on Thursday, November 8th from 5:30PM – 7PM.
Below is the information included in the e-mail regarding the event.
The Region will be hosting an “open house” at the Casablanca Winery Inn to highlight the “achievements” thus far of the various Secondary Plans that have fed into the Hub and Transit Stations Study.
As a follow-up post to Friday’s “GO Train Update & Council Agenda Raises Questions“, we did some digging to try and get a better feel of the latest Metrolinx press release on GO in Niagara and the “information explicitly supplied in confidence” to the Town. It seems there is something significant on the table, what that is will be interesting to find out.
In what seems to break the silence in updates regarding GO service to Grimsby and the Niagara Region, Metrolinx released a media advisory curiously titled “Metrolinx and Niagara Region continue to work together to bring regular GO train service to the region”.
The Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan was presented to the Region’s Planning and Economic Development Committee on April 25 and Regional Council for approval on May 3, 2018. Only a few small technical changes were made.
This weeks Planning & Development Committee will be another very important meeting as the agenda will feature the revised GO Train Station Secondary Plan. If you showed up for the first meeting in December, we encourage you to attend… if you didn’t make the first meeting in December, we definitely encourage you to attend!