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THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ORDERED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO AND REGION TRANSPORTATION STUDY IN DECEMBER, 1962. THE REGION ENCOMPASSES SOME 3,200 SQUARE MILES AND 85 MUNICIPALITIES FROM HAMILTON TO OSHAWA AND NORTH TO BARRIE AND GUELPH. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY IS TO STUDY AND REPORT ON AN OVERALL TRANSPORTATION POLICY FOR METROPOLITAN TORONTO AND SURROUNDING MUNICIPALITIES IN ITS EARLIEST DELIBERATIONS, THE STUDY DETERMINED THAT THE POTENTIAL OF COMMUTER RAIL TRANSPORT WAS AN UNKNOWN AND POSSIBLY ESSENTIAL MODE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. STUDIES OF PHYSICAL AND MARKET FEASIBILITY WERE UNDERTAKEN AND A RECOMMENDATION MADE TO THE GOVERNMENT. IN A BOLD, AND UNPRECEDENTED, DECISION THE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED THE RECOMMENDATION FOR A TRIAL COMMUTER RAIL PROJECT ON THE 52-MILE LAKESHORE LINE PASSING THROUGH DOWNTOWN TORONTO WITH A DEFICIT BETWEEN OPERATING COSTS AND REVENUE TO BE MET BY PROVINCIAL FUNDS. AN OUTLINE OF SOME OF SOME OF THE DETAILS OF DESIGN AND DECISION LEADING TO INAUGURATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO TRANSIT OPERATION IN THE LATE SPRING OF 1967 ARE PRESENTED. MARKET AND SERVICE SURVEYS AND ANALYSIS PROPOSALS, WHICH ARE ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FOR THE PROJECT ARE ALSO OUTLINED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 192-207, 4 PHOT, 2 FIG, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Cowley, R D
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Accession Number: 00240842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1994 12:00AM