Stay Informed about Metrolinx Expansion!

Not sure what is going on with the Georgetown Expansion of the GO Train expansion from Union Station to Georgetown and the Airport?  Why not check out the following sites that help you stay connected with what is going on.

The first site is a blog called “Railroaded by Metrolinx,” by Elizabeth Littlejohn.

The second site is the Clean Train Coalition, headed by Mike Sullivan.  http://www.cleantrain.ca/

Your City, My City. Join the Discussion. Have Your Say!

Taken from the Toronto Star, Saturday, March 6, 2010:

“Do you want a better Toronto?  If so, this is your call to arms.  The Star has recruited 30 bloggers to ignite a debate ahead of election day, Oct. 25, about how to make the city great.  If you don’t like what you see, then apply to join the team.  Opine.  Report.  Send us a video.  Argue your case.  The conversation starts now.”

Metrolinx Georgetown Transit Line Expansion

CTC Railbender Invite (text below)

We need your support to ask questions and show that there is public support for a clean, electric transit vision for the future.

This forum hosted by the City of Toronto, is an opportunity for public discussion of the proposed Metrolinx expansion of the Georgetown South transit line and the rail link from Union Station to Pearson. The Board of Health supports expanded public transit as a way to reduce vehicle traffic, but remains concerned about health risks and air quality impacts predicted with the proposed diesel rail expansion.

Date: Monday, March 22, 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.

Moderator: Eva Ligeti, Executive Director, Clean Air Partnership

Panelists:

  • Gary McNeil, Executive VP, Metrolinx
  • Minister of the Environment, Ontario (invited)
  • Prof. Christopher Kennedy, Transportation Infrastructure Expert
  • Dr. David McKeown, Toronto Medical Officer of Health

Questions from the audience will follow the panel discussion.

This forum is hosted by City Councillors John Filion, Chair of the Toronto Board of Health, and Paula Fletcher, Chair, Parks & Environment Committee. Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration is necessary.