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Infrastructure Ontario focuses on roads and transit
Daily Commercial News
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is shifting its focus from health care infrastructure to fixing the province's transit and transportation infrastructure deficit. The provincial government recently announced four new AFP projects, including the Highway 427 extension, a new four-lane alignment on Highway 7 and the expansion of the High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes along Highway 401, in addition to the 11 infrastructure and real estate projects that were identified in IO's Fall 2013 Market Update.
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4 days left to vote for Ontario's worst roads
Canada Newswire
With just four days remaining in CAA's annual Worst Roads campaign, Dufferin Street in Toronto will likely earn a spot on the Top 10 list for the eighth year. In 2012 and 2013, Dufferin Street was crowned the worst road in the province. Currently, six of the roads sitting on the top 10 list are from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
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City of Ottawa updates bus-rail crossing procedures
Ottawa Citizen
Almost seven months after the fatal crash between an OC Transpo bus and a Via Rail train, the City of Ottawa reported back on several aspects of transit safety. A number of observations from the public and the federal Transportation Safety Board — which continues to probe the crash that killed six — prompted the city to examine aspects of transit in Ottawa.
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MTO minister commits to look at winter roadkeeping options
The Manitoulin Expositor
While the roads may now be bare of snow and ice, debate continues at Queen's Park over this year's winter maintenance standards on Northern and rural roads in this province with Kenora-Rainy River NDP MPP Sarah Campbell requesting a committee to review Ontario's winter road maintenance contracts with the aim of improving conditions before the snow flies again.
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What will travel look like in 2024?
Mashable
Space tourism isn't quite a reality yet, but travel technology has still come a long way from where it was a few decades ago. GPS is a big improvement on the paper map, a majority of all travel reservations are made online, and wearables are gaining traction. As technology continues to improve, it's worth asking: what will travel look like in the future?
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New data show booming sales for travel professionals
Travel Weekly
Despite lingering perceptions that travel agents are a dying breed, newly released industry figures reveal that business is booming for agencies of all types and sizes. The greatest challenge to their growth, in fact, is not a surfeit of online competition but a deficit of manpower.
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Rapid transit lanes to be built on Yonge Street in Newmarket, Richmond Hill
YorkRegion.com
It was recently announced that York RapidLINK Constructors had been awarded the $260.5 million contract to design and build the VivaNext bus rapidways on two stretches of Yonge in Newmarket and Richmond Hill. The project requires the street to be widened in both communities to accommodate nine kilometres of rapidway lanes in the centre of the road and 10 new Viva stations.
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Round The Block Tours launched in Calgary
Calgary Herald
A new touring, sightseeing and charter bus company was officially launched for Calgary and southern Alberta on recently which will offer hop-on, hop-off service at 32 stops throughout the city. Tony Pietromonaco, founder and president of Round The Block Tours, said the idea, which will use 24-passenger shuttle buses and begin public service on May 1, is a venture that is meeting a demand.
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Bus travel gives other modes run for the money
USA Today
Buses are starting to give airlines, trains, and even cars a run for their money. With spiffed up coaches, internet reservations, and often significantly cheaper fares, bus travel is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to flying, taking the train and even driving your own car, according to a new study.
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The top 10 hotel loyalty programs for 2014
Canoe
Hotel guests have given top marks to the Marriott chain for its loyalty program, which was ranked the top in overall customer satisfaction. After polling 3,800 consumers in March, consultants at global market research firm J.D. Power came up with a ranking for their 2014 Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report.
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City set to bid on 2016 Ontario Games
Mississauga.com
Thousands of people could be coming to Mississauga in 2016 to take part in the Ontario Summer Games after the municipality announced its intention to bid on the athletic competition. Councillors yesterday recommended that staff submit a bid to host the Games to the Sport Alliance of Ontario. A staff report said five other municipalities have also applied to hold the Games and that the host community will be announced in August.

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ONroute centres on-track for complete revamp
Daily Commercial News
Site contamination and public safety were some of the biggest concerns when creating the new ONroute service centres along Ontario's Highways 400 and 401. Following a competitive request for qualifications process, four companies were qualified to redevelop and operate 20 service centres.

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Ontario introduces proposed changes to HTA
OMCA
On Monday March 17, the Ontario Government introduced a number of proposed legislative and supporting regulatory amendments to the Highway Traffic Act. Of course, these proposed changes must proceed through the legislative approvals process before becoming law, and with a spring provincial election being a strong likelihood, it remains to be seen if and when all or any of the above prop osed changes will become law.

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Ontario NDP would hike corporate taxes to pay for transit
Toronto Star
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says a New Democrat government would hike corporate income taxes to help pay for transit and introduce a guaranteed travel time for commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Horwath, who has been under pressure for months now to take a stand on transit, finally delivered a plan that also includes selling off Ontario's shares in General Motors, which could net about $1.4 billion at current market prices.
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