By comparison, even the new York University extension to the TTC Line 1 subway, opening in late 2017, will require an additional million in annual funding for operations – more than a 1% property tax increase on its own.
Each new line will have subsidy requirements to be run effectively and not be simply dusty tracks seldom used.
The health voice is central to the argument for investment, and Code Red TO is happy to see our umbrella organization, Move The GTHA, connect with these important voices.
Read the prescription (PDF), and visit Move The GTHA to learn more! LEARN about Transit and why there's room for subways, light rail, and streetcars in our region, and how light rail is actually a great city-building choice for the lower-density neighbourhoods in Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, and Kitchener-Waterloo.
The full infographic can be downloaded below, and the survey methodology and results can also be found at Move The GTHA.
The survey, designed in collaboration with Move The GTHA partners and the Angus Reid Global research team at Vision Critical, showed strong support across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for better public transit funding, increased infrastructure spending, and 59% support region-wide for “an increase in taxes or fees to improve public transit infrastructure in the GTHA.” Toronto Public Health and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario have released a position statement highlighting the need for investment in a healthy transportation system to improve public health overall.
Code Red TO was formed to advocate for better transit, for more residents, sooner.Code Red TO also partners with some organizations in cities outside the GTHA, and supports any organization putting better transit ahead of partisan or technology ideology. This week Move The GTHA, a regional transit advocacy coalition co-founded by Code Red TO, released a new progress report on The Big Move, the provincial transportation plan. ” is a discussion of the state of transit investment in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area, and the accompanying backgrounder covers all sources and details.Originally announced in 2008, with a 25-year project timeline, it is appropriate to review progress and assess where the province and all partners need to improve.Walk west on the south side of Queens Quay to Harbourfront Centre at Lower Simcoe Street.Please use the TTC trip planner for additional options. Open house begins at p.m., followed by a presentation at p.m.