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EXCLUSIVE: Province considers putting GO parking info on QEW signs
Ontario hopes it may reduce traffic by giving people options
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The province is considering flashing information about GO Train parking lot availability on the digital signs along the QEW, to give drivers an option during heavy traffic.

Ontario's Transportation Minister tells Newstalk 1010 the idea is still in its preliminary phases but the information would be given along with cues on how heavy congestion is.

Right now a digital sign would just say "Moving slowly past Bronte" but if this idea moves past the testing phases, there would be a second line reading "Bronte GO Station: 264 available parking spots". There is also talk of finding ways to get information on the next train's arrival.

Minister Glen Murray says this way, if drivers don't want to stay parked on the highway, they can turn off and use public transit as an option.

He adds this idea works in conjunction with the province building new parkades along its GO lines.

Oakville MPP, Liberal Kevin Flynn came up with the idea.

Murray couldn't say if and when this idea would come to fruition but hints it may be in place within a year.

He reveals the province has been approached by private companies who operate this kind of technology.

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The province is considering flashing information about GO Train parking lot availability on the digital signs along the QEW, to give drivers an option during heavy traffic.

Ontario's Transportation Minister tells Newstalk 1010 the idea is still in its preliminary phases but the information would be given along with cues on how heavy congestion is.

Right now a digital sign would just say "Moving slowly past Bronte" but if this idea moves past the testing phases, there would be a second line reading "Bronte GO Station: 264 available parking spots". There is also talk of finding ways to get information on the next train's arrival.

Minister Glen Murray says this way, if drivers don't want to stay parked on the highway, they can turn off and use public transit as an option.

He adds this idea works in conjunction with the province building new parkades along its GO lines.

Oakville MPP, Liberal Kevin Flynn came up with the idea.

Murray couldn't say if and when this idea would come to fruition but hints it may be in place within a year.

He reveals the province has been approached by private companies who operate this kind of technology.

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