The Ontario government will announce $100 million in immediate improvements to GO Transit in its fall financial update on Thursday, CTV News has learned. Sources say the funding plan includes:
* $60 million for 20 new bi-level passenger coaches to increase capacity on the busy Lakeshore line;
* $9 million for 10 double-decker buses to improve service on the Highway 407-403 corridor and to York University; and
* $20 million for new passing-track sections for GO’s Bradford and Stouffville corridors.
The cash injunction will also be used to provide all-day, two-way service between Toronto and Markham, and Toronto and Newmarket, CTV’s Paul Bliss reported.