Go transit is in the mood for expanding it's commuter parking lot at the Rouge Hill Go Station. The land is near, but not adjacent to the Rouge Hill station. It would require patrons to walk a distance of about half a kilometer to the station.
GO Transit's board has agreed to pursue a purchase of the land. The deal still has to be negotiated between GO and Eden Oaks, the developer who owns the land.
This is another instance where Go competes with local public transit by offering free parking. We are ending up with massive parking lots around the Go Stations and I really don't think this is what should happening.
There is sufficient local transit that meet the needs of anyone travelling to the Go Stations. In fact, most people that drive to the Go parking lots will end walking more from their cars to station than if they had walked from their home to the local bus stop.
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