Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Go says No Buses, Construction says limited Gardner, Construction says Limited Lakeshore, Commuters say "Let us work from home :)

Metrolinx continues to be in contract negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1587, the union that represents approximately 1,850 GO Transit bus drivers, station attendants, maintenance personnel, transit safety and some office staff. 

While we are hopeful that a settlement can be reached, we are advising customers that the ATU's strike date is June 2, 2014. In the event of a labour disruption, regular GO Train service would continue to get you to your destination, but there would be no GO Bus service. Additionally, there would be no weekend GO Train service to Niagara and Barrie. 

Customers who would be impacted by the disruption to GO bus service, are encouraged to consider other travel options. GO Train customers are also encouraged to consider alternate travel options to the GO station as there may be increased demand on rail services and parking facilities. These options could include taking local transit, bicycling, carpooling (visit for information on our Carpoolzone program), etc. We also encourage you to load your PRESTO cards online in advance.

We recognize that a labour disruption would create an inconvenience for you. We remain hopeful that a settlement can be reached as we continue our negotiations. We will continue to communicate updates through the GO Transit website (, Social Media channels, "On the GO Alerts", and the Contact Centre. We encourage you to check our website daily as information will be updated as it becomes available. 

Revenue Canada Computer Systems Inadequate is causing Presto users to fail on Transit Tax Credit

Please pass on this link to your federal politicians and media outlets. Make them aware of the fact that Revenue Canada's computer systems are inadequate and thus are causing undue punishment on people who take the train to save the environment.

Open Letter to Federal Politicians regarding Inadequate Computer Systems at Revenue Canada

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