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 »
Restore government funding to pre-Harris levels, and fund 50% of the operation of public transit in Ontario.
Expand Go Train Service to Niagara Falls and other outlying regions guaranteeing a minimum of hourly service from 6 AM - 10 PM seven days a week. More people will make use of the service when they don't feel constrained by limited service availability.
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 »
The GTHA needs one transit authority so that Metrolinx can continue with their plans for the Big Move and GO Transit and municipal transit systems without interference from cities and plans being cancelled because of funding constraints. See other regions that have amalgamated their systems for best practices.
Let’s get cars off of the road and trains onto the track. Let’s make a Union Station-Orangeville GO Transit Rail Service a reality. Often referred to as a “bedroom” or “gateway” community, Orangeville is home to 30,729 residents, and is the largest town in Dufferin County. Connecting Orangeville to the GTA is a lightly used rail line, which should be used for a GO Transit Rail line. Currently, Metrolinx has planned ...more »
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.
Where telecommuting reduces traffic congestion and pollution, the Ontario Liberals should introduce legislation that promotes telecommuting through various incentive programs.
The Government of Ontario, via Metrolinx and the TTC should sign an agreement with Canada's telecom providers, to get cellular and LTE services underground. This has been done in Montreal, so it is possible in Canada. All underground sections on the subway and streetcar network should be "wired", along with future network extensions like the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and the Scarborough Subway. While commuting, one can ...more »
We must have the courage to call for a 1% sales tax to be secured and dedicated to transit expansion.
Make building a Downtown Relief Line Metrolinx's top priority. The Ontario government has been talking about how important it is for the last 30 years. If they think it's so important they should move it up on their list of priorities and provide some funding. The TTC is strapped for cash for expansion projects since the province cut it's funding for operating costs. It is up to the province of Ontario to find the money ...more »
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 »