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MTO launches consultations on intercity bus modernization initiative
OMCA
MTO has been specifically tasked by the Premier with the development of recommendations on modernizing and appropriately regulating the intercity bus regime to ensure it remains an attractive and affordable travel option for Ontarians. In support of this work, the ministry has announced that it will be reaching out to Ontarians, both the general public and private carriers, through the Environmental Registry process, to solicit ideas. This consultation document has been posted to the registry and can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTI1MjE5&statusId=MTg4NjQx&language=en

While OMCA will be making a submission on behalf of the industry, individual members may want to submit their own views and are encouraged to do so.
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Accessible vehicles still needed for Parapan Am Games
OMCA
Pan Am / Parapan Am organizers are still looking for a few more accessible vehicles for the Parapan Am Games from Aug. 7 – 15. Anyone with available equipment should contact Dean Wright at 416-936-8617 or at dean@corp.pwt.ca.
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Register for the 45th Annual OMCA Golf Tournament
OMCA
We're just two weeks away from hitting the green at Legends on the Niagara on Tuesday, Aug. 18 for the annual OMCA Golf Tournament! Space is limited this year, so if you haven't already, click here to register as a golfer, group, or to sign up as a sponsor. For more details, visit our event page on our website. We hope to see you all there!
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OMCA Golf Prize Table: Make a donation, make a difference!
OMCA
Help us make a difference and donate to the OMCA Golf Tournament! Last year OMCA and all participating golfers and attendees successfully raised $2,580 for the Mary Lynn Higgins Youth Fund (MLHYF), a great organization that provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to join their classmates on class trips, and we're looking to surpass that number this year! We are asking our members to join us once again by making a donation(s) valued at $100 or more, to be raffled off during our golf dinner and awards night. For more information or to make a donation, email Rozi Humphrey at info@omca.com.
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Stay connected with OMCA: #omcalondon
OMCA
Heading to Marketplace in November, or just curious what's up? Check us out online through Facebook and Twitter, and use our hashtag #omcalondon to keep up with our Marketplace updates or to just say hi! We'll see you in November!
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Metrolinx: HOV lanes a boost for GO bus commuters
Toronto Star
The Toronto region's flirtation with high speed HOV lanes has proven to be a bonus for GO bus commuters, a Metrolinx spokesperson said. Statistics are expected within a few days on exactly how much the HOV lanes sped up GO bus travel but Burke said the feedback has been positive.
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Number of U.S. visitors to Sarnia-Lambton may be on the rise this summer
Sarnia Observer
There are signs American tourists are beginning to return to Sarnia-Lambton. Marlene Wood, general manager of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, said tourism partners have told her they're seeing more U.S. licence plates this summer.
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Pan Am Games a gold medal win for Ontario
Government of Ontario
The outstanding performance of Canadian athletes has topped off the most successful Pan Am Games ever. Team Canada won a record 217 medals at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Ontario athletes had a strong showing, with 109 medals, and helped Canada finish in the top two at the largest international multi-sport event the country has ever hosted.
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Large-scale transit for Southwestern Ontario
BlackburnNews.com
A local advocacy group is looking to expand the dwindling number of intercity transportation options in Southwestern Ontario. The Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance is pushing a new $400 million system that would see an increased bus and train presence in our region. They hope both the Federal and Provincial governments will work together on a better transportation initiative.
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New Ontario road rules come into effect this fall
Global News
Ontario transportation officials are reminding motorist to be aware of new provincial road rules coming into effect this fall. CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) has launched its Heads Up! campaign to remind drivers of changes to the province's Highway Traffic Act.
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Pan Am Games traffic mitigation plan declared a success
InsideToronto.com
The multi-partner agency responsible for co-ordinating traffic during the Pan Am Games is confident its transportation planning proved a success, even though it's not yet ready to release any data indicating so. The Unified Transportation Coordination Centre (UTCC), which continuously monitored Toronto region roadways before and during the Games, is not ready to release any official transit stats.
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Once in a lifetime experience comes true in Northern Ontario
Canada Newswire
The Northern Ontario outdoor adventure campaign ran across Canada, in targeted U.S. markets and the U.K. over the fall and winter months. The comprehensive multi-channel marketing campaign reached over 2.6 million consumers.
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TTC: Terminating Bombardier streetcar contract on the table
CBC News
Bombardier risks losing future contracts from the TTC for not delivering new streetcars on time. Sixty of the state-of-the-art transit vehicles — which are built by the company's plant in Thunder Bay — were supposed to be rolling through Toronto by now, but only five are currently in service. The TTC paid billions for 204 streetcars from Bombardier in 2009.
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What's holding back your mobile bookings?
Hotel News Now
As mobile device adoption continues to skyrocket, challenges remain in providing a seamless hotel booking process via smartphone and tablet, sources said. "It's taken some time for the industry to provide really great, comfortable experiences when (consumers) are shopping and booking on mobile," said Douglas Quinby, VP of research for Phocuswright. "Likewise, travellers are taking their time getting comfortable booking on mobile."
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Ontario taxi drivers launch class action against Uber as it expands to 4 more Canadian cities
Financial Post
The war between taxi drivers and Uber Technologies Inc. shows no signs of abating as a class-action lawsuit was launched against the company on the same day that its controversial UberX service expanded to four more Canadian cities. The Windsor, ON-based law firm Sutts, Strosberg LLP said that plaintiff Dominik Konjevic, a Toronto taxi owner and operator, has filed a class-action lawsuit with the Ontario Superior Court on behalf of all taxi and limousine drivers, owners and brokers in the province.
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