Trust and Prosperity at Stake: Time for Rational and Regional Decision-making
In the midst of a heated Scarborough subway debate, CivicAction Chair John Tory issued an open letter to elected officials of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
The letter calls upon elected officials to adhere to four principles as they implement funding for transportation expansion in the region:
- We need to think and act like a region.
- We need a funding plan in place so we have sustainable funding sources to build out our transportation network.
- Transparency and accountability in how we raise and spend money are not optional.
- We must build trust and build communities.
Tory emphasizes that transportation planning must be fact-based, and not influenced by politics. So far 126 elected officials have signed the Your32 pledge, supporting transportation investment in the GTHA. A further 2600 residents have also signed the pledge.
Keeping a eye on the larger network is also a priority for the region, “while there is encouraging progress underway, we need to keep a laser focus on building out the full regional network, which includes rapid transit, enhanced and electrified GO service, improvements to roads, highways, and walking and cycling infrastructure, and support for municipal transit systems.”
Read the full letter, Trust and Prosperity at Stake: Time for Rational and Regional Decision-making.