Metrolinx: Governing the Growth of Transportation in Canada's Largest Urban Region

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA) is the mostly densely populated and fastest-growing region in Canada. However, the regional transportation infrastructure has not expanded with this growth, with 75% of daily trips taken in cars. This article describes how a new transportation agency called Metrolinx is hoping to change this. Metrolinx was formed by the provincial government to serve as the organizing body for transportation in the GTHA. Metrolinx's objective is to lead policy, planning and financing for seamless interregional travel in the GTHA. Metrolinx also operates the interregional transit system in the area. Metrolinx recently released a 25-year regional transportation plan. The plan calls for a network of expanded rapid transit connecting community-oriented mobility hubs that link transit to places where people live, work and play. With this plan, 50% more residents will live and work within two kilometers of rapid transit. The plan also calls for investment in walking and cycling facilities.


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  • Accession Number: 01149096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 2010 11:43PM