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Tuesday, September 27 - morning

TOUR A-2 – 401/10 HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE PATROL YARD – 08:30

See Monday afternoon (Tour A-1) for description.

TOUR C-2 – CITY OF TORONTO COMPLETE STREETS – 08:30

See Monday afternoon (Tour C-1) for description.

TOUR F-2 – UNION STATION AND UP EXPRESS – 08:30

See Monday afternoon (Tour F-1) for description.

TOUR I-1 – MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION COMPASS CENTRE – 08:30

Participants on this tour will visit the new The Central Region COMPASS Transportation Management Centre (CRCTMC) opened in 2015. MTO staff in this facility monitors provincial highways in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area using ITS technology and approximately 300 closed circuit television cameras. Participants will see how motorists are advised of road and traffic conditions via 70 permanent variable message signs. This tour will include the Central Region Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) where large events are planned, such as the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, or other provincial emergencies including nuclear plant emergencies. Presentations will be provided on the role of the CRCTMC and the EOC during the Pan Am Games. Participants will be informed how multiple jurisdictions worked together to monitor and facilitate the movement of athletes, spectators and the public during the Games.

TOUR N-1 – EAST REGION BUS AND RAIL FACILITIES – 08:30

This tour highlights GO bus and rail operations in the East Region. Participants will have an opportunity to tour both the new bus and rail facilities. A new LEED Gold facility, the Oshawa GO bus garage includes a tri-generation heat/cool/energy management system. The East Rail Maintenance Facility (currently under construction) is planned to accommodate electric trains. Participants will visit the Pickering pedestrian bridge which spans the full 401 and won an award for Architectural Design.