Given that both VIA Rail and GO Transit are entirely taxpayer-funded, they should be working as a single system, using one ticketing infrastructure and coordinating their rail networks. VIA offers a wonderful service, but tickets are far too expensive and inflexible, and the schedule too irregular, to be of any use for regular travellers. This means instead that people are often forced to drive when they could easily ...more »
Most major regions fully integrate the planning of public transit with other forms of transportation, and we need to adopt this in Ontario. The recent Metrolinx draft regional transportation plan includes an appendix giving an overview of different types of governance, highlighting models such as Transport for London, but did not give a specific recommendation. The Toronto Board of Trade has also recommended expanding ...more »
How many times has a student missed their school bus ? Mom, dad, parent, guardian I need a ride to school, again. Or do they just stay home? Or walk? An app to track school bus would engage our social media savvy students to be aware of bus location, almost never miss a ride again. An app to track school bus would let school administration & parent/guardian know when a school trip bus was actually returning to school. ...more »
We can expand highways all day long and it will never be enough. An accident on one side slows down the other side anyway. Expanding highways is an anti-green approach and is terribly costly. But the real problem has never been a lack of infrastructure rather that we all try to go to and from work at the same time. My idea is that there would be incentives for each hour your employees work outside of 9-5. IE .50 cents ...more »
Make the roads faster and safer by sanctioning what most drivers already feel to be a safe speed. Reduce relative speeds between cars which is the actual danger. Consider first increasing the speed limit in the buffered HOV lanes as a pilot project.