Socioeconomic, Land Use and Travel Characteristics of the Toronto Area

This paper presents a descriptive analysis of the urban context in which public transportation exists in the City of Toronto. The context is defined in terms of the city's socioeconomic, land use and travel characteristics. Because cross-boundary trips constitute a significant portion of travel in the City of Toronto, this analysis also includes the surrounding 4 municipalities of the city, which together with the city are known as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Major freeways serve the area, as well as a subway and commuter rail networks. The subway runs only within the city of Toronto along three lines. The GO Rail commuter rail network consists of 6 lines, each originating outside the City of Toronto and terminating at the Union Station in downtown Toronto. The source of socioeconomic, land use and travel information used in the study is the 1996 Transportation Tomorrow Survey, which involved a 5.0% sample of households in the GTA.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 356-368
  • Monograph Title: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Ensuring Sustainability Through Mass Transit. Proceedings of the Second International Conference, April 14-18, 2002, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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  • Accession Number: 01002879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407177
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2005 9:20AM