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 »
Ensure all responder agencies (OPP/police, MOL, MOECC, fire departments, municipal public works, etc.) have a coordinated response system to ensure that highway or area closures can be dealt with in a quick manner to ensure Ontario's roads are clear of issues/accidents as quickly as possible. Specifically for highway closures, consider the cost of citizens sitting in traffic to be higher than having government agencies ...more »
Mandate that all transit routes that carry above 10,000 people per day operate in a dedicated right-of-way. The plague of single occupant vehicles is real, and is crippling our cities.The plague of single occupant vehicles is the single biggest contributor to: terribly slow commutes, congestion, pollution, waste of space.
Connecting all of Ontario with high speed rail system. Make it easier to get from city to city. This will get people out of their cars and alleviate traffic on our highways.
Cities should also be connecting their own transit systems to make travel easier to get from city to city and to our rural communities.
Great Golden Horseshoe accounts for about 70% of Ontario’s GDP, yet its transportation system lags behind which results in traffic congestion, lack of convenient mobility of people and goods - an important characteristic of a healthy and growing economy - and causes multi-billion dollars in lost productivity that’s projected to increase unless we act. Of course, to enhance GGH transportation systems require working ...more »