The November Dispatch
A new subway line, car stunts, and yes, even more construction.
The intersection of transportation, tech, and everything else you need to know, brought to you by Onlia — where safety always comes first. This month we dive into transit for the future, stunt driver fiascos, and give you hope for navigating construction season.
The Greater Toronto Area is about to get a lot more connected — a partnership between the provincial and city government has given a green light to a larger, integrated transit network throughout the Toronto region. As first mile, last mile transportation options increase, this transit line expansion may change how you use your own vehicle. Don’t ditch the car yet, however — the subway lines are scheduled to open between 2027 and 2031.
File this one under what not to do. Recently, a group of people used their cars to shut down the 409 highway, outside of Toronto, to film a variety of car stunts (think donuts and burn-outs). While doing it for the ‘gram may be a thing, this was highly dangerous and illegal, triggering a full police investigation. View the video here, but promise us you’ll find a different way to hang out with friends this weekend.
Construction season may feel like it never ends, bringing an onslaught of road closures and general commuter chaos. Toronto’s city council is working to change this. Through the Construction Hub Coordination pilot project, major construction projects will be quarterbacked by a hub coordinator. The intent is that this oversight will fine tune the chaos, and create better driving conditions. We are all for that, especially considering some of the alternate ways people have been trying to get around construction.
Until next month, drive safe out there!