Media and Public Advisory - Metrolinx Board to Receive Update on "Big 5"
Transit Projects

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - The Metrolinx Board of Directors will receive an update on the "Big 5" transit projects during the public session of its meeting on Monday, November 16, 2009.

These "Big 5" transit projects - VIVA Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Sheppard East Light Rail Transit (LRT), Finch LRT, Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Scarborough Rapid Transit - will be breakthroughs in transit expansion, adding more transit options for commuters, easing gridlock on the highways, and improving air quality for residents across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

John Howe, Vice President, Investment Strategy at Metrolinx will be available for media inquiries about these projects following the public meeting.

Help us reduce the impact on the environment. In lieu of printing hard copies, the Board agenda is now available for download and review at

           DATE              Monday, November 16, 2009

           TIME              1:00-2:00 p.m.

           LOCATION          Metrolinx/GO Transit 6th Floor, Executive
                             Boardroom, 20 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Its mandate is to create a seamless and sustainable transportation system for the residents and businesses of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area.

                               AGENDA FOLLOWS

    Disponible en français


                             BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                              November 16, 2009
                            1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
                             Executive Boardroom
                                  6th floor
                                20 Bay Street
                          Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2N8

                               PUBLIC SESSION
                                 (1:00 p.m.)

    1.  Call to Order and Remarks by Chair                   Rob MacIsaac

    2.  Remarks by the Honourable Minister Jim Bradley

    3.  CEO's Report                                         Rob Prichard

    4.  Managing Director's Report                           Gary McNeil

    5.  Progress Report on "Big 5" Projects                  John Howe/
                                                             Jack Collins

                               CLOSED SESSION

    6.  CEO's Update                                         Rob Prichard

    7.  Managing Director's Update - GO Transit              Gary McNeil

    8.  Approval of Minutes - October 20, 2009               Mary Martin

    9.  Quarterly Updates                                    Management

    10. Update on the "Big 5" Projects

           (a) Metrolinx/Toronto                             John Howe/
               -    Eglinton                                 Jack Collins
               -    Finch
               -    Sheppard
               -    Scarborough SRT

           (b) Metrolinx/York Region
               -    York Viva Next Project

    11. Presto Update                                        Gary McNeil/
                                                             Ernie Wallace

    12. Investment Strategy                                  John Howe/
                                                             Leslie Woo

    13. Board Standing Committees:

           (a) Executive Committee                           Rob MacIsaac
           (b) Audit, Finance & Risk Management Committee    Stephen Smith
           (c) Governance Committee                          Rob MacIsaac
           (d) Human Resources & Compensation Committee      Rose Patten
           (e) Customer Service Committee                    Nicholas Mutton

    14. Agenda Proposals for Next Meeting                    Rob MacIsaac

    15. Other Business                                       Rob MacIsaac

                             EXECUTIVE SESSIONS

    16. Meeting with Executive                               Board and CEO

    17. Board Only Session                                   Board

    18. Adjournment                                          Rob MacIsaac

SOURCE Metrolinx

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Jacquie Menezes, Senior Associate, Public Affairs and Media, Metrolinx, P: (416) 874-5923, C: (647) 289-4523,,; Vanessa Thomas, Media Relations & Issues Specialist, GO Transit, P: (416) 869-3600 ext. 5264, C: (416) 460-6813,,

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