Ontario has THE LOWEST speed limit in North America! Our speed limit was 112 km/h (70MPH) forty years ago! Now, with much safer cars, it is 100 km/h (62MPH). http://www.stop100.ca We want to legally drive at 120-130 km/h just like the citizens of over 60 jurisdictions world-wide, including the USA and EU. Countries and states that post 120-130 km/h on speed limits signs do not see a carnage, but smoothly flowing roads! ...more »
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.
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 »
Where telecommuting reduces traffic congestion and pollution, the Ontario Liberals should introduce legislation that promotes telecommuting through various incentive programs.
The latest version of the DriveClean programme is flawed. Instead of testing the exhaust emissions, DriveClean tests the OBD11 monitor. This is causing too many failures of non-polluting vehicles. The new test can be defeated by resetting OBD prior to test on 2 visits. Scrap altogether OR return to testing emissions with probes.
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 »
While fulfilling a 25 year Metrolynx plan, we should be considering implementing bike lanes and establishing complete streets for walkability now.
Ontario requires a modern intercity and interprovincial transit system. Rail passenger service is essential for smaller communities, for students, employees, seniors, and families. VIA funding has been declining and is currently at the discretion of the federal cabinet, thus being neither predictable nor subject to public scrutiny or input. The Government of Ontario and the Ontario Liberal Party should support the development ...more »
The southwestern section of King's Highway 3 is a heavily travelled link between Windsor and Leamington. Its design is that of a limited access roadway starting at the Essex Bypass with a wide alignment and no visual obstructions. Part of it is a four-lane divided roadway while the Essex to Leamington section only has two lanes, but is still limited access. The posted speed limit is 80 kph, which is identical to any ...more »
Too often the debate about better transportation is framed as Buses vs Cars.
Enough of that. It's 2013 and in the 1950's, Premier Frost was able to build both the Subway and the 401, at the same time.
We need to support better Transportation at all levels, transit and road.
As a resident of Brampton, and commuter to Toronto, it takes me a long time to drive to work in the morning. Any driver will tell you that our transportation system isn’t as efficient as it should be. The Toronto Board of Trade reported in 2011, the Toronto region lost approximately $6 billion dollars annually due to gridlock, and the C.D. Howe Institute this past summer reported that the cost of gridlock is between ...more »