The Big Move: Transforming Transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area - Modelling and Measuring Against the Triple Bottom Line

In November 2008, Metrolinx - the transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area - released its 25-year regional transportation plan: The Big Move. The Big Move adopts the "triple bottom line" of a high quality of life, a protected environment and a prosperous economy as its foundational basis. The triple bottom line is used to inform the development and measurement of a comprehensive vision, goals and objectives for the regional transportation system, and to model and analyse system performance and implementation options. This paper describes the process followed by Metrolinx to develop the goals and objectives for the regional transportation plan and the metrics that will be used to measure its implementation. The paper provides an in depth overview of the technical modelling and system performance analysis undertaken to support the development of the plan. The paper describes the way in which an iterative process of stakeholder input and technical analysis were used together to select a recommended regional rapid transit network. Finally, the paper provides an overview of the Benefits Case Analysis that Metrolinx is using to select and prioritize project implementation options based on the triple bottom line.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada - Transportation in a Climate of Change

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  • Accession Number: 01149374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2010 7:23AM