Mississauga Residents’ Associations Network discusses the Big Move
The Mississauga Residents’ Associations Network (MIRANET) Transportation Subcommittee has published their discussion paper addressing the Metrolinx’s shortlist of funding tools for the Big Move.
Outlining the results of its Transportation Forum on May 1, the report offers recommendations for Metrolinx in moving forward with its funding proposal next week. MIRANET proposes that “continuity” and “reliability” be added to the list of guiding principles to ensure the implementation of the Big Move is not interrupted by the uncertainty of governments’ annual budget processes.
MIRANET proposes that certain revenue tools remain under municipal control including transit fares and Parking Space Levy. The Network further proposes a transit fare reduction to encourage ridership and assist low-income groups. Other tools recommended by the Network include Fuel Tax and Land Value Capture. They highlight options that provide a disincentive to drivers to create behavioural change and increase use of both active and public transportation. Property Tax was ruled out as an option by the group.
MIRANET states that Public Private Partnerships and public bonds should be explored as a source of revenue to reduce the reliance on taxes.
Read more about MIRANET’s proposals in the full report.