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Transportation Strategies Roundtable September 9, 2012 (Sunday) 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Council Chambers, Richmond Hill Town Hall.

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1 Transportation Strategies Roundtable September 9, 2012 (Sunday) 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Council Chambers, Richmond Hill Town Hall

2 Emcee - Joseph Tsang Moderator - Andrea Chun

3 Councillor Godwin Chan Richmond Hill (Venue Sponsor)

4 Councillor Sandra Yeung Rocco Vaughan

5 Deputy Mayor Jack Heath Markham

6 Regional Councillor Gordon Landon Markham Vice-Chair of Transportation Services, York Region Chair of Transportation, Markham

7 Councillor Chin Lee Toronto

8 Councillor Mike Del Grande Toronto

9 Community Panel: Peter Miasek Transport Action Ontario

10 Community Panel: Nirmala Armstrong Social Services Network

11 Community Panel: Gloria Fung Public Affairs Commentator/ CEC Member

12 AGENDA 2:00 - 2:05pm Welcoming Remarks & Photo Opportunity 2:05 - 2:15pm Introduction / “The Big Move” 2:15 - 3:00pm Development, Challenges, Goals 3:00 - 3:45pm Funding / Investment Options 3:45 - 4:15pm Questions & Answers (1-minute question) 4:15 - 4:30pm Closing Remarks by Panelists & Host

13 Metrolinx “The Big Move” Investment Strategy

14 Background: GTA’s Population Growth  GTA’s population is projected to increase from 6.3 million in 2011 to 9.2 million in  Toronto will grow by at least 18%  York/Durham/Halton Regions - by at least 50%  Peel Region - by at least 58%

15 2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey (Ontario) 11.2 million trips in GTA everyday (2.68 million trips during 6-9 am peak) Total number of travels to Toronto - 5,173,700 daily (1,327,600 during peak hours) Regional travels to Toronto - 945,200 daily (352,900 during peak hours)

16 2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey (Ontario) Travel Habits GTAHToronto 61% drive48% drive 13% as passenger12% as passenger 11% by transit27% by transit 2% by GO1% by GO

17 Transportation Gridlocks Costs of congestion: now - $ 6.1 billion/year in 25 years - $15 billion/year Average daily commute: now - 82 minutes in 25 yrs minutes (if no major expansion) 26,000 fewer jobs per year due to congestion

18 Metrolinx - “The Big Move: Transforming Transportation in the GTHA” a $50B Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) adopted in 2008 aimed at transforming mobility across GTAH with the Ontario Move 2020 funding  Province of Ontario has committed $11.5B in May 2010 to kick start the plan  Federal government has been requested $6.0B to fund the plan

19 “The Big Move” - Goals in 25 years Average daily commute - reduce to 77 minutes Trips to work by transit - increase from 17% to 26% People residing within 2 km of rapid transit - increase from 42% to 81% Rapid transit system - increase from 500 km to 1,725 km GHG emissions - reduce from 2.4 tonness to 1.7 tonnes /person/yr Savings in car ownership and operating costs - $9,000 per year

20 “The Big Move” - Current Projects Air Rail Link Brampton ZUM (BRT connecting VIVA (York) & MiWay (Mississauga) Mississauga Transitway (from Winston Churchchill to Renforth) Spadina Subway Extension to Vaughan Toronto Light Rail Transit  Eglinton Crosstown LRT  Finch West LRT  Sheppard East LRT  Scarborough RT Union Station Revitalization York Region VIVA Transit

21 GO 2020 Strategies Two-way, all-day service within GO's core service area by 2020 a train or bus departure at least every 15 minutes during peak periods and at least every 30 minutes during off-peak periods (on primary corridors) Extension of existing GO rail lines, including:  Bowmanville on Lakeshore East Line  Uxbridge on Stouffville Line  Aurora Road on Richmond Hill Line  Guelph on the Georgetown Line

22 Councillor Panel

23 VivaNext $3.2B funding allocated for:  $2.0B - BRT for Highway 7 & Yonge corridors (covering Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Newmarket  $1.1B - Spadina Subway Extension (York Region portion)  Yonge Subway Expansion - no funding  Leslie/Don Mills LRT (Steeles to Hwy 7 portion) - no funding  Jane LRT(Steeles to Hwy 7 portion) - no funding project started in 2008, scheduled to be completed by 2018

24 GO 2020 Strategic Plan (York Region) Two-way, all-day service within GO's core service area  I-METRO-E as relief for Markham (not part of GO 2020) A train or bus departure every 15 minutes during peak, every 30 minutes during off-peak (on primary corridors) GO Electrification- York Region not prioritised for early electrification Stouffville Line extension to Uxbridge (no date) Richmond Hill Line extension to Aurora Road  Phase 1 - Gormley Station (2011 – 2013)  Phase 2 - Bloomington Station ( ??)

25 Councillor Sandra Yeung Rocco Vaughan

26 Councillor Godwin Chan Richmond Hill

27 Deputy Mayor Jack Heath Markham

28 Regional Councillor Gordon Landon Markham Vice-Chair of Transportation Services, York Region Chair of Transportation, Markham

29 Toronto Transit City

30 TTC $30B One City Plan – June 2012

31 Councillor Chin Lee Toronto

32 Councillor Mike Del Grande Toronto

33 Beyond 2020 Vision All Panelists – Councillors & Community Panel

34 The Big Move - first 15 years priorities - unfulfilled Yonge Subway extension to Richmond Hill (plan to be completed in 2017, but no funding allocation, pending conceptual design) Express Rail on the Lakeshore Line from Hamilton to Oshawa (EA) Rapid transit in Downtown Hamilton from McMaster University to Eastgate Mall (pending an environmental assessment) extension of GO Rail service to Bowmanville (notice to proceed but no funding)

35 The Big Move - in 15 to 25 years Add Downtown Toronto King/Queen to Bloor/Danforth subway relieve line Expand Rapid Transit service in Hamilton, Brampton, Hwy 407, Durham, Oshawa and Rapid Rail service in Milton Improve arterial road networks necessary improvement for municipal Transportation Master Plans Invest $200 million 3,000 km walking and cycling infrastructure Seek opportunities to upgrade BRT services to LRT

36 Funding Regional Transportation

37 Metrolinx - Mandate  to implement the Big Move Investment Strategy by June 1, 2013 that includes: capital investment - a 25-year regional transportation plan transit infrastructure maintenance & renewal - a 50-year plan transit operation - a 50-year plan

38 Metrolinx - Investment Goals  Develop a suite of potential dedicated, sustainable revenue sources and financing tools to: fund and implement RTP network expansion and priority initiatives over the next 25-years maintain and renew existing and future regional transportation infrastructure stock over the lifecycle sustain operating costs over the lifecycle

39 Funding / Investment Options Gas Tax Parking Surcharge Toll Roads / Congestion Tax Regional Sales Tax Public Private Partnership Others

40 Gas Tax in Canada Federal imposed $0.10/L, collecting $5.0B annually Provinces all Canada imposed $0.1 - $0.15/L, collecting $8.0B annually Ontario imposed $0.147/L, collecting $2.43B annually If increase $0.10/ L in Ontario, will collect $1.658B

41 Parking Surcharge Pearson Airport - $28.00 daily maximum, $3.00 / 20 minutes GO / Viva – Park-N-Ride is free currently TTC – Park-N-Ride is charging a daily rate of $3.00 to $6.00

42 Toll Roads Congestion Fees Laval, Montreal - Hwy 25 Bridge Type 1- $2.40 (peak)/$1.80 (non-peak) Type 2- $4.40 (peak)/$3.60 (non-peak)

43 Regional Sales Tax Increase regional sales tax to fund public transit Los Angeles - passed a referendum last year Atlanta – rejected a referendum this summer

44 Public Private Partnership Hong Kong Mass Transit’s success story (Design/Build/Operate/Maintain) - debenture pledge: stations and neighbourhoods development rights London subway - 2 PPPs to build/operate/maintain with Metronet filed for bankruptcy and London Tube sustained with fare hikes

45 Questions & Answers 1-minute question

46 All Panelists – Closing 1 minute each

47 CEC – Closing

48 Moving Forward Transportation Forum Survey - May 2012 Majority felt that major investments were justified to improve GTHA transportation system Strongly supportive of new revenue tools, but prefer user fees vs. general tax increase Extra amount people willing to pay daily: $0 (17%), $2 (50%), $4 (21%), >$4 (13%)

49 Other Canadian Cities adopted a mix of funding sources Metrolinx will decide before June 1, 2013 – Stay Tune !!

50 Final Remark Good transportation project is not just about solving commuting problem but can also stimulate economic growth Land use and transportation network has to complement each other (such as Langstaff Centre, Richmond Hill Centre verse Yonge expansion) Build a “using public transit” culture - need incentive such as fare integration, higher density near public transit corridor, provincial subsidy for local transit (to move rider to the hub) and active transportation initiative Solving Transportation Problem – aim to decrease number of trip, shorten trip distance – Local live work and play rather than continue expanding urban boundary or expanding transit network

51 Metrolinx will decide before June 1, 2013 Stay Tuned ! THANK YOU


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