Post Tagged with: "transportation"

An Eastbound train to Oshawa pulling into Danforth GO station. (Courtesy Flickr user Lord of the Wings©)

What’s stalling Go Transit Wi-Fi?

In a world becoming so dependent on wireless internet for news and updates, the demand for Wi-Fi in more public spaces while commuting has risen.

In Canada, VIA Rail trains have Wi-Fi for business or economy classes and long-distance travels. But regional trains, more specifically Ontario GO trains, don’t have Wi-Fi, despite several of their trains travelling the same distance as some VIA Rail routes.

by Shantia Cross· · Features
Your guide to navigating around Toronto’s latest closures

Your guide to navigating around Toronto’s latest closures

Dundas Subway Project The Dundas Street subway station is under construction and this may affect some Ryerson students’ commutes. The project will begin this Sunday, Sept. 10, and last until approximately mid-October, as the TTC installs new fare gates. The project means early closure for the station, 11 p.m. every night, with a full station closure the weekend of Sept. […]

by Kayla McLaughlin· · News, Off Campus
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

Will the public transit credit cut affect Ryerson commuters?

Some students and parents will be affected by the federal government’s decision to axe the transit credit.

by Monique Jagpal· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Politics
Mapping of travel times. (Courtesy Toronto Star)

New Scarborough extension may lead to longer commute time, analysis finds

Building a one-stop subway extension in Scarborough could increase the commute time for residents by an additional 19 minutes, according to a new analysis by Ryerson researchers.

by Elysha Haun· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The new bike lanes on Bloor Street. (Courtesy of Dylan Passmore via Flickr Creative Commons)

More Torontonians could swap cars for bikes, report says

A Ryerson report released last week finds large potential for growth in more healthy and environmentally friendly modes of travel. According to the report, 4.35 million trips currently taken by motor vehicle within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region (GTHA) are five kilometres or less and have high potential to be bicycled instead. The report aims to inform planning for […]

by Avery Friedlander· · News
Rye grad, OCAD students help make Uber accessible

Rye grad, OCAD students help make Uber accessible

AccessNow’s Maayan Ziv and the Inclusive Design Research Centre students at OCAD enlightened Uber on challenges faced by people with disabilities.

RyersonianTV: November 20, 2015 – Trans Remembrance Day at Ryerson, food cost increased, exclusive wind tunnel at Kerr Hall

RyersonianTV: November 20, 2015 – Trans Remembrance Day at Ryerson, food cost increased, exclusive wind tunnel at Kerr Hall

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
(Leslie Walker/ The Ryersonian)

Tap On: The benefits of using the Presto card for students

Metrolinx has an ambitious goal in mind: to expand the Presto electronic fare card system for the Pan Am Games, the Toronto Star reports. Officials at Metrolinx say they’re aiming for more subway stations, streetcars and buses to be equipped with Presto card readers by the start of the games in July 2015. With Ryerson located in the heart of Toronto, […]

by Jamie Webster· · News
David Collenette, appointed as distinguished visiting scholar. (Courtesy Ryerson University)

Former minister of transportation Ryerson’s newest distinguished visiting fellow

David Collenette has been appointed distinguished visiting fellow at the Chang School of Continuing Education and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson. Over a one-year term, Collenette will share his expertise as a former senior business adviser and a member of Parliament. Marie Bountrogianni, the interim dean of the Chang School, says she supports the provost’s appointment […]

by Christina Ciddio· · Business, News, On Campus, Top stories
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