At long last, TORONTO is building a fast-train connection between Pearson International Airport and Union (railway/bus) Station downtown, with two stops along the way. Scheduled opening date is 2015, in time for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The Union Pearson Express will run every 15 minutes. Onboard – Wi-Fi, flight information screens, and easy ticketing options including PRESTO for payment. Travel time – 25 minutes.
Greater TORONTO – especially suburbia – is awash in traffic. Something has to change. The Toronto Region Board of Trade has launched a new advertising campaign to boost public support for funding a massive regional transportation plan. The region is losing about $6 billion annually in lost productivity due to traffic congestion.