Transportation

Global cities have world class transportation systems. We need our people, goods and services moving swiftly across our region.

Enhancing the region’s transportation infrastructure continues has been the Board’s longest running advocacy issue and continues to be a high priority for the business community. Congestion remains high, costing us billions of dollars in lost productivity each year.


Latest Notable Projects & Initiatives

  • Chambers and Stakeholders Applaud Toronto Region Board of Trade for Advancing Bold Transit Ideas
    The Transit Playbook is an update to the Board’s Superlinx concept paper, which was submitted to Metrolinx in November 2017. It incorporates feedback and solutions provided by the proposal’s supporters and critics, identifying solutions to the region’s challenges. This is the second of four policy playbooks in our 2018 Provincial Elections Campaign, Agenda for Growth.

  • CGCC Letter on CATSA Funding – The Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC), a collaboration of Canada’s eight largest chambers of commerce and boards of trade, writes to ask that the Government of Canada provide additional resources to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to ensure that Canada’s airports become more competitive in their screening and border processing times.

  • Accelerating the Movement of People & Goods – The Board’s third Annual Transportation Summit brings together industry leaders, city builders and influencers to discuss the movement of people, goods and the future of transportation.

Movement of Goods Series – A multi-stage initiative to address the state of goods movement in the Corridor

First in the seriesEconomic Impact of Movement of Goods in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor
Read the first report in the Board’s Movement of Goods series examining how goods movement contributes to one-third of the region’s economy, making it Canada’s largest transportation hub.

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Second in the seriesMovement of Goods Challenges in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor
Read the second report in the Board’s Movement of Goods series highlighting the congestion bottlenecks impeding the flow of goods movement throughout the Region. 

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Third in the seriesToronto-Waterloo Corridor Movement of Goods Business & Consumer Impacts
Read the third report in the Board’s Movement of Goods series revealing congestion in our Regions roads and highways costs $500-$650-million per year in higher prices for goods right across Canada. 

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Fourth in the seriesPolicies to Improve Goods Movement
Read the fourth report in the Board’s Movement of Goods series, putting forward four policy recommendations to help the region develop a comprehensive multimodal goods movement strategy.

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Fifth in the seriesThree Bold Solutions for the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor
Read the fifth report in the Board’s Movement of Goods series, putting forward four policy recommendations to improve the current state of goods movement in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor (the Corridor) and help the region develop a comprehensive multimodal strategy.

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Building Regional Transportation Now – As part of the Think Twice, Vote Once – Decision 2014 campaign, the Board proposed actionable ideas to break the region’s crippling gridlock. 

The Business of Delivering Transit – The Board’s second Annual Transportation Summit brought 300 city builders, business leaders and government officials to discuss how to maximize the opportunities present in the implementation of the largest infrastructure investment in the region’s history. 

The Economic Value of Airports – In this position paper, the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) called for airport policy reform to align Canada with global best practices, and for our international airports to be factored into transit infrastructure planning by all levels of government.


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