It’s Finally Happening: The Transit Expansion Discussion
Starting in early 2013, Torontonians and people living in Toronto, the GTA and Hamilton started an important discussion about transit expansion and how to pay for it.
TEA continues being active in these discussions because transit is a key tool in reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. More and better transit across the GTHA means that more people will keep their cars at home and use transit instead, which is better for the environment and our lungs.
Metrolinx is the Provincial agency responsible for developing and implementing The Big Move, a regional transit plan for the GTA and Hamilton.
In May 2013, Metrolinx released a comprehensive Investment Strategy. The Metrolinx Investment Strategy outlines a mix of funding tools including taxes and user fees to pay for The Big Move - the regional transit plan for the GTHA.
TEA has been calling for both capital funding for transit expansion, and funding for transit operations for many years.
What TEA has been saying:
TEA Statement on Metrolinx’s Investment Strategy (May 27, 2013)
TEA press release on Metrolinx Investment Strategy - May 27, 2013
MovetheGTHA - A collaboration with TEA & other transit stakeholders
The Big Move - Transit expansion plan for the GTA
- Toronto's $2.5 Billion Question: GTA & Hamilton Public Transit Funding Options Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)