Metrolinx participates in Kars on King’s Touch a Truck event at Tribute Centre in Oshawa

Published September 8, 2022 at 10:27 am

Thousands of people came out to the eighth annual Touch-a-Truck event in downtown Oshawa.

The event, part of Kars on King and held at the Tribute Community Centre grounds on August 26, had been on hiatus since 2019 due to the pandemic.

The free event brought out families in the region and gave kids a chance to get up close and personal with more than 40 vehicles, including a GO Bus.

In all, the event drew more than 4,000 people and raised money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South-West Durham.

Kids and parents were eager to climb aboard one of Metrolinx’s iconic green double decker GO Buses and the thousands that attended, more than 400 people got on board the bus.

Many of the visitors told Metrolinx staff they were excited seeing a double decker bus as they haven’t ridden transit since before the pandemic began.

The Metrolinx community engagement team was on hand to answer questions about transit plans for Durham Region.

Metrolinx staff were also giving out transit swag – including hundreds of cardboard buses.

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