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High Speed Rail along Windsor-Quebec corridor

No more studies, we should immediately begin the construction of a high-speed railway in the Windsor-Quebec City corridor. Multiple studies have already demonstrated the viability of the project which could also be linked to the U.S. high speed rail network currently under construction. Moreover, the project would also have national benefits were the contract tendered to Bombardier and steel purchased from Ontario steelworkers. ...more »

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Change the 407 Act!

Bring fairness & transparency back to consumers & reign in spiraling tolls. Sign the petition http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/change-the-407act Grievances against 407ETR include spiraling tolls, invoice suppression, undocumented invoicing, interfering with 407Act, keeping bankrupts in plate denial, ignoring the Statute of Limitations, improper billing, double billing, equipment failure, paying the bill and not ...more »

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Extend the GO Trains to Georgetown/Guelph/Waterloo

If we want to increase public transit, public transit needs to go where people live. Especially those who commute to Toronto from towns such as Georgetown, Guelph, Waterloo/Kitchener, etc.

 

And ensure that the lines are running, not just once or twice during rush hours, on weekdays, but at all times.

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Community Electricity Generation

WHEREAS, billions of electricity dollars are being contracted for new electricity generation; and WHEREAS, Ontarians are making significant investments in electricity generation by providing public land, a public grid and a regulated price structure that is designed to ensure electricity generation is profitable. Yet, Ontarians ...more »

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Expand GO Transit's Mandate from Commuter to Regional

Currently, GO Transit's main focus is the expansion and growth of their commuter rail network which is designed to move people into Toronto in the morning and out to the suburbs in the evening. To better serve Ontario and it's urban growth centres, GO needs to shift away from becoming a Toronto-centric commuter network to being a regional-focused network with frequent rail and bus services effectively connecting urban ...more »

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Regional Infrastucture Sales Tax

Through the lowering of the GST and reductions in transfer payments from the Federal government, Ontario municipalities are struggling to both maintain their existing infrastructure and effectively fund and build new infrastructure. There is an infrastructure gap in Ontario that needs to be filled so cities are able to continue to be economic drivers in this province. As part of the Metrolinx Investment Strategy, one ...more »

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First Nations - Indigenous People Skills Training

Partner with First Nations-Indigenous corporations in large infrastructure projects in large urban centres (at least 5% revenue share). Host organization mandate to upskill First Nations-Indigenous corporations with necessary skills to provide sustainable independent existence. Training should allow for both Administrative and Labour related trades. Infrastructure development in First Nations - Indigenous communities ...more »

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Provincial Congestion Pricing Strategy

Develop a well-researched congestion pricing strategy at the Provincial level to be implemented locally if, when and where appropriate. Congestion pricing is an efficient and fair method of financing transit, necessary road infrastructure improvements and other alternative modes of transport. It reduces congestion in peak hours, promotes active travel, boosts our economy, our health and promotes sustainability. Leadership ...more »

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TTC Pass Holders get a FREE GO TRANSFER

Why have a Transit "Cadillac System" and a "Cattle Car System" from Kennedy Station? You are both trying to go Downtown. Voila you have just saved about 5 Billion Dollars. GO's today's trains are only about 30% full. Fill the other 70% with Toronto Standees. Voila Ms. Wynne, you have just fixed Gridlock, without requiring 50 Billion Dollars. This idea, has just fixed Gridlock and saved billions. This idea has "Intellectual ...more »

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Financing transit projects through municipal bonds

Why not allow municipalities to float bonds to finance large-scale capital projects? Right now, municipalities seem to be at the mercy of other levels of government. This means politics intervenes, in a bad sense, at multiple points, and that the buck can always be passed to somebody else.

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Infrastructure and Land

Roads, Pipelines, Phone Lines, Fiber optics, cabling, train rails etc... should remain in the control of public ownership. Private contracts could pair with or compete with public entities for service offerings to citizens. Canadian land should not be torn up by all competitive private entities, forcing unnecessary costs upwards with duplicity. 2 or more power towers, underground cabling or phone lines is not required. ...more »

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FREE OFF-PEAK TRANSIT

It seems that a lot of our infrastructure is built to try and keep up to bad behaviour. Instead of building more transit and roads to service 3 hours of peak time in the morning, and 3 hours of peak time at night, why not try to change consumer behaviour by making OFF-PEAK TRANSIT FREE. Imagine offering GO for free for all hours outside of 7am to 10am, and 3pm to 6pm. This would also act as an incentive for seniors, ...more »

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