Move the GTHA statement on the transit panel’s “Making the Move: Choices and Consequences”
On December 12, 2013, the Ontario Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel, chaired by Anne Golden, issued its final report. It made 20 recommendations for how new transportation projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) should be funded.
As a part of the Transit Panel’s public consultation process, Move the GTHA submitted its collective expectations and advice for the Panel. While Move the GTHA did not recommend any specific funding tools, the submission did outline criteria for how funding should be raised, as well as the recommendation for a “kick-start” fund for immediate improvements to transit service in the region.
Move the GTHA compliments the Panel for its excellent work under a short timeline, and for recommending a combination of funding sources that will raise a much needed $1.7 to $1.8 billion annually when fully implemented.
With the reports by Metrolinx and the Panel now in hand, Move the GTHA calls upon the Ontario Government and the opposition parties to work constructively to arrive at a resolution on transportation funding sources.
View the full statement here.