Efficient transportation systems are essential to the Toronto Region’s global competitiveness. Small improvements to these systems and policies can produce unimaginable benefits when totalled over the long term. We need our people, goods and services moving swiftly across the region. Enhancing the region’s transportation infrastructure has been the Board’s longest running advocacy issue and continues to be a high priority for the business community.
The report highlights gaping transit inefficiencies caused by a lack of fare and service integration across regional transit networks, and the subsequent impacts on commuters. The Board proposes the formation of a “Transit Federation”, which overcomes these challenges through fare and service integration, while allowing each agency to retain its own administration, accountability, and autonomy.
The Toronto Region Board of Trade has created a proposal to integrate the region’s transit networks, including TTC, municipal transit agencies, and GO Transit, while recognizing the need for local control. The proposal includes a fare structure to convey what implementation of this integration could look like for commuters. Click the button below for an overview of the proposal and interactive maps which illustrate the findings.
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