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 »
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.
Find a way to depoliticize transit planning. For Toronto, there is now a Metrolinx plan, a Ford-Harper plan, and a provincial Glen Murray plan. Surely, there must be a reasonable, rational, planning solution that an independent group could be authorized to seek and then process for funding or provided with a budget.
I understand the province is looking at funding models to extend the toll highway through Toronto. The best public funding model ever used in highway development was that used for the Skyway Bridge in Hamilton in the sixties and seventies. A massive piece of engineering, users were told they would pay a toll until the bridge was paid for, and then the toll would be removed. I was a bit doubtful they'd ever remove ...more »
Why can't Toronto & Ontario agree to build rapid transit along existing rail corridors instead of ripping up roads & tunneling under buildings? Why not take the pressure off the downtown with a rapid transit line along the southern rail corridor, combining the money for Gardiner repair and transit building, utilizing the same corridor?
This method of taxation is probably the most accepted form anywhere because it is easy to implement and it's successful in other countries and regions. Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore among others have Financial Transaction Taxes yet are among the free economies in the world. Even a small tax percentage as low as .01% on every transaction at the TSX will make BILLIONS for Ontario annually with no risk to the people. ...more »
Urban areas (including suburbs) should not reveice any road expansion funding from the province unless they dedicate a portion of the new or expanded road to a bike path and provide a high occupancy vehicle only lane, where it makes sense.
The following paper should become Ontario government policy: SUBMISSIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CANADA REGARDING AN INFRASTRUCTURE MODERNIZATION INVESTMENT PROGRAM ‘Achieving the Potential’ 1. Introduction In the past Pace Law Firm and Pace Global Advantage jointly made detailed Submissions to the Ontario Government and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration ...more »