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The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area’s (GTHA) transportation system has been consistently underfunded for decades, and the resulting congestion—already the worst in North America—has reached a crisis point. It’s affecting our quality of life and our collective economic, social, and environmental prosperity.
CivicAction, along with our Regional Transportation Champions Council, has been building public support for a better regional transportation system and the need for new sustainable ways to pay for it through our Your32 campaign.
On the eve of the 2014 Ontario Election, over half of all elected officials in the GTHA—including Members of Provincial Parliament across the political spectrum—joined thousands of residents to sign CivicAction’s Your32 pledge for new, sustainable, and dedicated funding for regional transportation.
This work paid off this past July when Ontario passed a budget committing billions of dollars to a dedicated fund for transportation improvements in the GTHA and across Ontario – a historic first step.
While the Your32 campaign is now over, CivicAction will stay involved by holding municipalities accountable to thinking and acting like a region, driving the Province and cities to work together, and monitoring how money is spent and what we’re getting in return. We will also shift some of our attention to what the federal government can do.
We have accomplished a lot, but there is still work ahead to achieve the seamless, efficient transportation network we so urgently need.
Keep checking this space for more updates as they become available.
- CivicAction’s Regional Transportation Campaign Update (December 2013)
- It’s Time to Move on Gridlock letter (June 2013)
- CivicAction’s Regional Transportation Campaign Update (January 2013)
- CivicAction’s Transportation Situational Review (June 2012)
- Breaking Boundaries: Time to Think and Act Like a Region (July 2011)
- Time to Get Serious: Reliable Funding for GTHA Transit and Transportation (July 2010)
- Metrolinx’s The Big Move: Transforming Transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (November 2008)