As of March 2, 2020, the Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan is still under development. Thank you for the comments submitted during the consultation period.
March 24, 2020
This consultation was open from:
October 24, 2017
to December 23, 2017
We want to develop a long-term transportation plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. This will provide planning direction to transportation agencies and service providers.
Description of policy
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is carrying out a transportation planning study to develop a long-term transportation plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). The study will include very long term (50+ years) scenario analysis to help inform policy and investment decisions that support the government’s goals of addressing climate change, economic development and promoting new technology.
A functioning, efficient, and well-planned transportation system is vital to keep the population and economy of the GGH moving. The GGH study will support transportation planning in the GGH and provide planning direction to transportation agencies and service providers.
In support of this work, and further to a previous MTO notice (EBR #012-9054), the MTO is seeking public comments on a draft set of long-term goals and objectives for the GGH transportation system.
The feedback collected about the goals and objectives will be used to inform the development of the GGH Transportation Plan.
Purpose of policy
The GGH Plan will inform transportation policy and investment decisions to help meet the government’s goals of addressing climate change, supporting economic development and promoting new technology. It will advance transportation planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and provide planning direction to transportation agencies and service providers for all modes, including highways, railways, regional transit systems, cycling, and walking.
The purpose of this specific notice is to seek and invite comment on the long-term transportation goals and objectives, which will guide the overall plan development.
You are welcome to submit comments on the draft goals and objectives through either this EBR posting or the online engagement tool. You may access the online engagement tool at this link. The online engagement tool is a brief survey about the goals and objectives designed to make it easier to provide feedback.
To support the GGH study, MTO is seeking feedback on the following questions:
Question 1: Taken together, how well do the goals below reflect what’s important to you for the future transportation system in the GGH?
The proposed goals for the GGH transportation system are:
Connected: A transportation system that efficiently connects people, places and goods.
Integrated: A transportation system that is coordinated with land use and supports communities that provide convenient access to jobs, services, housing and transportation options.
Equitable: A transportation system that serves all users
Environmentally Sustainable: A transportation system that protects the environment.
Economically Responsible: A transportation system that is cost effective and affordable.
Healthy: A transportation system that supports active, safe and healthy living.
Resilient: A transportation system that can adapt to future change.
Prosperous: A transportation system that supports economic growth and job creation.
Question 2: Would you change any of the existing goals or add any new goals? If so, what would you change or add?
Question 3: Which goals do you think are most important for a well-planned transportation network?
Question 4: Under each goal, which objectives are most important for a transportation system that achieves that goal?
This proposal was posted for a 60 day public review and comment period starting October 24, 2017. Comments were to be received by December 23, 2017.
All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.
Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.
Other public consultation opportunities
In accordance with the Ministry of Transportation’s Statement of Environmental Values, the Ministry believes that public consultation is critical to sound environmental decision making. The public is invited to submit written comments regarding the proposal to the address listed below (please quote the Environmental Registry number when submitting comments. Additionally, you may submit your comments online.
For further technical information contact:
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Transportation
Policy and Planning Division
Transportation Planning Branch
Provincial Planning Office
777 Bay Street, 7th Floor, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M7A 2J8
All comments will be considered as part of the decision-making by the Ministry if they:
- are submitted online through this EBR posting or submitted in writing with the EBR Registry number clearly referenced; and
- are received by the Contact person within the specified comment period.
Please Note: No acknowledgment or individual response will be provided to those who comment. All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.
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Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.
Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.
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