Starting next week motorists can expect to see electronic highway signs that have nothing to do with the roads.
It’s all part of a year long pilot project being launched by the province and GO transit.
Appleby, Bronte and Oakville stations will all have signs along the QEW displaying upcoming train departure times.
Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon says it’s all about giving Ontarians alternative transit options and relieving congestion.
“I think it will be really neat to be sitting in your car, time ticking away and realizing you’re late for your meeting and to be able to look up at a sign which tells you the next GO train is in ten minutes.”
McMahon says over the course of the year Metrolinx will be monitoring ridership and surveying commuters to measure the impact of the project.
Should there be a spike in ridership, Metrolinx COO, Greg Percy says it’s not as simple as adding more trains.
“It does take time and money to build that scale of infrastructure, but we’re up to that challenge.”
The first sign will be installed in Burlington on October 17th.