At the March 28th meeting of Council, Metrolinx made a presentation in regards to the new 2-way all-day every 15 minute GO service. This is really great news for Aurora as our residents need more, and better, transit options. However, these service improvements, while positive, will also have a number of other impacts that will directly affect Aurora and for that we need answers…My concern specifically is what will happen to Berczy Street when the service is expanded to two way all day service? To accommodate the transit upgrade they will need to lay additional tracks and this will have an impact on areas surrounding the tracks – in particular Berczy Street.
I have significant concerns about the lack of clarity around what will happen to Berzcy Street as a result of the transit improvements. Will the street even exist? And what about all the homes and businesses on Berczy? And what will happen to traffic along Wellington St once the construction on grade separation begins? There are real benefits to improved transit, but I also feel that our residents should be made aware of all potential costs associated with the proposed changes as well – before those changes are made. Not after.
Unfortunately, the answers provided by Metrolinx were somewhat vague and left everyone wondering what will be happening.
I will keep asking the questions until I get answers. Here are my questions to the Metrolinx Representative…