Bleak future for GO Transit

<p>GO Transit service is going off the rails due to poor planning and inadequate funding, leaving commuters stuck in overcrowded, tardy trains, warns Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter.</p>

 

Auditor’s report says service poor, and will get worse


GO Transit service is going off the rails due to poor planning and inadequate funding, leaving commuters stuck in overcrowded, tardy trains, warns Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter.

 

 

With the Greater Toronto Area growth far outpacing public transit service levels, McCarter yesterday warned things are only going to get worse. The day before his critical report on GO’s deteriorating service, the auditor was himself stranded for 40 minutes at Clarkson station awaiting his train.

 


"I’m back in my car," McCarter quipped about cooling his heels with several hundred commuters because of a mechanical breakdown Monday. "The overcrowding and the delays have gotten worse over the years," he told a packed Queen’s Park news conference after releasing his sweeping 494-page report on a wide range of provincial agencies.




















worse than Montreal




  • The auditor general found GO, the provincially owned and operated commuter rail and bus service, was only on schedule 89.5 per cent of the time last year — worse than Montreal’s system at 98 per cent.