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Metrolinx board of directors meets,
February 10

The Metrolinx board of directors is holding its next meeting this Wednesday, February 10. Staff will update the board about GO Transit’s regional express rail program, including their progress on electrification, analyzing possible sites for new stations and integrating fares. They’ll also demonstrate the new TTC subway fare-gates.

As usual, the agenda for the meeting contains both public and confidential items. The board will discuss the confidential items in a private session that starts at 8 a.m. The board then meets in public to discuss the rest of the items on the agenda at 9:45 a.m. At the end of the public session, the board again meets privately.

The meeting takes place in the Peter R. Smith Boardroom, Union Station, West Wing, 4th Floor, 97 Front Street West.

You can view the agenda for the meeting here.

During its public session, the board will discuss, among other items on its agenda, reports updating it about various Metrolinx divisions, services and projects, including:

  • Progress on regional express rail, including:
  • electrification. (You can view the staff presentation here. (.pdf))
  • integration of regional express rail with Toronto’s SmartTrack plan. (You can view the staff presentation here. (.pdf))
  • analysis of sites for new stations. (You can view the staff presentation here. (.pdf))
  • building grade separations — overpasses or underpasses to improve level crossings. (You can view the staff presentation here. (.pdf))
  • Progress on rolling out PRESTO fare cards on the TTC. (You can view the staff presentation here. (.pdf))
  • Progress on integrating fares across the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. (You can view the staff presentation here. (.pdf))

The board will also review quarterly reports from its various divisions, including:

  • Union Pearson Express. (.pdf);
  • GO Transit (.pdf);
  • PRESTO (.pdf); and
  • Capital projects (.pdf), including updates on the various light rail transit projects, bus rapid transit in York Region, bus infrastructure and various infrastructure changes to support regional express rail.