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Free Wi-Fi Pilot on 407 West and Waterloo/Mississauga GO Bus Routes

TORONTO: June 3, 2015 – Metrolinx is making it more convenient to take public transit by offering free Wi-Fi on select GO Buses as part of a six-month pilot project.

The service is being provided on 10 buses that generally operate on GO Transit’s Highway 407 West and Waterloo/Mississauga bus routes. Together, these routes serve customers in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Aberfoyle, Hamilton, Milton, Oakville, Mississauga, Bramalea and Vaughan, including stops at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Guelph, McMaster University, Sheridan College and York University.

“Our unprecedented public transit investments are making transit a better choice for commuters,” said Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation. “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.”

The pilot will allow staff to measure customer demand and determine technical requirements while giving passengers an opportunity to provide feedback on the service. It follows the rollout of free Wi-Fi across 36 GO stations and terminals — 14 in spring 2013, and another 22 this past February. The remaining 31 stations and terminals will come online during a third and final rollout later this year.

“We’re committed to making it easier to choose transit first,” said Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO of Metrolinx. “Giving passengers another way to stay connected as they move from place to place makes GO Transit an even more attractive and convenient travel option.”

Customers can select the network name starting with “Free WiFi at GO” from their available networks to access the service, which is provided through a partnership with GO Transit’s advertising partner, IMA Outdoor, and its sponsors.

This project is part of Metrolinx’s plan to provide residents and businesses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with convenient and customer-friendly transit. Working through its divisions – GO Transit, PRESTO, and Union Pearson Express – Metrolinx is transforming the way the region moves.

Visit gotransit.com/wifi for more information.

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