Strong Sustainable Communities

Transit

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.

Submitted by (@gowingjoe)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Kitchener-Guelph GO Transit Rail Shuttle

GO Transit should implement a frequent, all-day, rail-based service that connects Kitchener GO in Waterloo Region to Guelph GO. This idea would enable connectivity between two rapidly growing regions, supporting job growth, sustainable development, and the movement of people. This idea could be feasible based on the following: - Metrolinx already owns the tracks between Kitchener and Guelph - Stations already exist ...more »

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Responsive Government

More Funding for TTC

The subsidy the TTC receives remains the lowest in North America at just $0.78 per ride. The subsidy other municipalities get: • Montreal – $1.16 • Vancouver – $1.62 • Chicago – $1.68 • New York City – $1.03 • Mississauga – $2.21 • York Region – $4.49 If there was money coming from the province the TTC could expand service, keep fares low, it could do a number of things to improve its operation that it just can’t do ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Permit municipal gas tax for public transit

Montréal, Vancouver and Victoria impose 3¢/L, 17¢/L and 3.5¢/L municipal excise taxes on gasoline, respectively, to fund public transit. This results in more compact land use (resulting in lower cost to provide government services), makes active transportation and public transit more competitive, reduce the pressure to use fares, sales, income or property taxes to fund transportation, and reduce air and noise pollution ...more »

Submitted by (@dhandelman1)

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