Milton councillor wants answers about why GO Bus routes have changed


Published June 2, 2023 at 3:14 pm

Milton residents are frustrated with GO Transit and Town council provided them some support earlier this week.

A motion by Ward 3 Town councillor Adil Khalqi asked Milton Mayor Gord Krantz to request a meeting with Federal Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney, Milton MPP Parm Gill, the Minister of Red Tape Reduction and Phil Vester, president and CEO of Metrolinx, to discuss the current and future transit needs of Milton as a growing community.

The main concern is the reduction of direct GO bus service from Milton to Toronto as what used to be a direct, if occasionally delayed, route has been changed, forcing local residents to rely on GO Train service as well.

The motion pointed out recent service adjustments implemented by Metrolinx have resulted in prolonged trip duration, multiple service connections, and significant wait time between connections on the Milton to Toronto route.

Town staff have been directed to continue to work at an operational level with Metrolinx to better identify long-term solutions for connected, coordinated and efficient transit services.

“We have people sitting and waiting at the Oakville Go for up to 35 minutes to make their connection to Milton,” said Khalqi about delay.

“If we want to be a community that continues to appeal to young people, we need to be a transit-oriented community. A car should be optional.”

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