Transit connects us to the things that matter most
A truly connected transit system is much more than the sum of its parts. Transit connects people to the things that really matter: loved ones, health care, homes, more schools, dream jobs…the possibilities are endless.
Our transit plan is changing transit to make it better now, and for generations to come. With change, come growing pains. As we make progress, we’re aware of the challenges, yet we’re driven by a future where transit enables meaningful connections for everyone across the region.
Beyond the immediate inconveniences of construction is a better, more sustainable, quality of life. Beyond the real pain points is a future full of exciting possibilities for everyone. It’s happening.
Expanding public transit will ease congestion by getting cars off the road with 700,000 more rush hour trips on transit each day throughout the region.
As new lines are built to serve a growing population, 520,000 more homes and 815,000 more jobs will be within walking distance of rapid transit.
Taking a GO Train, instead of driving, reduces your GHG emissions by 90%. New electric trains will be even greener and get more cars off the road.
More transit, less congestion
The Greater Golden Horseshoe’s transit system plays a key part in any congestion plan and as the region’s population continues to grow, the transit network needs to grow with it. Metrolinx is building a reliable, efficient, and accessible network that will enable 700,000 more transit trips during rush hour.
Transit for a greener future
Public transit is inherently aligned with a healthier environment. As we build new transit, we’re planting more trees than we remove.
Taking a GO Train, instead of driving, reduces your GHG emissions by 90%. New electric trains will be even greener and get more cars off the road. Read more about environmental stewardship.
Transit to education
We’re helping 359,000 more students get to school via rapid transit. Given population growth estimates and plans for new routes, the number of students from all grades – elementary to post-secondary – within a 10-minute walk or 800 m of rapid transit will have grown from 242,000 in 2016 to 601,000 by 2041. Read more about transit to education.
Access to jobs
We’re bringing people within walking distance of 815,000 more jobs. As new transit is built for a growing population, the number of jobs within walking distance is rising from 893,000 to 1.708 million by 2041. Read more about access to jobs.
520,000 more houses will soon be within walking distance of rapid transit. As new transit is built for a growing population, the number of homes within a 10-minute walk (or 800 m) of rapid transit across the Greater Golden Horseshoe will have grown from 338,000 in 2016 to 859,000 by 2041. Read more about connecting communities.