Ministry of Transportation
Ontario Making Improvements to Make Commuting Easier and More Convenient
Mississauga, ON – Nov 20, 2017
Ontario is helping to manage congestion, provide more transit options and improve commutes for families by building a new station building, parking structure and bus loop at the Cooksville GO station.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation was joined by Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville at the Cooksville GO station today to mark the start of construction on the project.
Improvements to the station include:
A new station building with a large public plaza
Upgrades to existing rail platform access tunnels
The redevelopment of parking areas and a new six-storey parking structure with 1,900 spaces
A bus loop with a minimum of eight bus bays for GO and MiWay bus service.
This station redevelopment is part of the largest rail project in Canada as Ontario transforms GO from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system. Weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-25, with more frequent rush-hour service coming to the Milton line.
Making transit more convenient for commuters and families is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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