Ontario is making public transit more convenient and customer-friendly by providing free Wi-Fi to GO Transit stations and bus terminals.
Beginning August 25, customers who use GO stations and bus terminals across York Region will now have greater access to free Wi-Fi, making public transit more convenient and customer-friendly. Commuters will have more ways to stay informed, be entertained, or be productive while they wait at the facility. Free Wi-Fi access will also make it even easier to get information about GO services through tools like Triplinx (the mobile GO website and transit trip planner for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area), GO Tracker, and On the GO Alerts. To access the service, customers can select the free network name starting with “Free WiFi at GO” from the list of available network connections on their electronic device. The York Region Go stations include: Markham, Centennial, Stouffville, Lincolnville, Langstaff, Rutherford, Newmarket, King City and East Gwillimbury. Free WiFi is also available at the Newmarket Bus Terminal.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in — and improving — transit is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“Staying connected is important, and often essential, in the busy lives of commuters in our province. I know that free Wi-Fi at more GO Stations in York Region will improve the transit experience for many of the people in our community who take GO Transit each and every day,” said Oakridges-Markham MPP Helena Jaczek.
“This expansion of free Wi-Fi access to more GO stations and bus terminals, including Markham GO Station, enhances the passenger experience for our community’s residents and demonstrates our government’s extraordinary commitment to deliver on public transit improvements,” added Markham-Unionville MPP Michael Chan.
In 2013, Metrolinx first piloted free Wi-Fi at 14 GO stations and terminals. In 2015, the service was expanded to 22 more stations, and now, in this final phase of the roll-out, 27 additional stations and two more bus terminals have been enabled with free Wi-Fi.