GO service comes to KW

On Oct. 31, the GO bus will make its first trip from Kitchener-Waterloo to Mississauga.

The new route will have stops at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Charles Street Terminal, Milton, Mississauga and Toronto.

The stop at Laurier will be at the corner of University Avenue and Hazel Street with 12 departures daily.

A single ride ticket to Mississauga will cost $12.30 and can be purchased from the driver, Charles Street Terminal or the University of Waterloo Turnkey Desk.

According to Sue Dawson, retail service manager for Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, tickets will not be available for purchase at the C-Spot until a market is established on campus.

The governments of Canada and Ontario have also designated $2.5 million to build four park-and-ride lots that will stretch between highways 401 and 8 to accommodate the GO bus initiative.

In addition, GO is looking to expand their rail service to the area.

According to director of transportation planning for the Region of Waterloo Graham Vincent, the region is simply waiting for more information from the government about when funding will come through for this initiative.