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Problems and Solutions Moving Forward Transportation Forum May 12, 2012 John Howe, Vice President Investment Strategy and Project Evaluation. Our mandate area. 8,242 km 2 6.6 million people 9 million by 2031

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Problems and Solutions

Moving Forward Transportation Forum

May 12, 2012

John Howe, Vice President Investment Strategy and Project Evaluation

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Our mandate area

8,242 km2

6.6 million people

9 million by 2031

4 levels of government

30 municipalities

10 transit agencies

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Our most powerful global beacon and brand name

The fifth largest urban region in North America

More than 100,000 newcomers to Canada choose to make Greater Toronto home every year

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50%

of Ontario’s people live here

of Ontario’s GDP is generated here

Population: Over 6.6 million

GDP: Over $320 billion per year

Worth protecting ♦ worth enhancing

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Access and proximity to one of the world’s wealthiest regional markets

  • 135 million US and Canadian consumers within a one-hour flight or one-day drive

Greater Toronto: Heartland of the integrated US-Canada economy

Quebec

Ottawa

Minneapolis-St Paul

Montreal

Chicago

Detroit

Boston

New York City

Cleveland

Philadelphia

St. Louis

Washington DC

Atlanta

congestion today
Congestion today

Congestion today…

in 30 years
In 30 years…

…And in 25 years

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The cost of congestion to our economy

Will increase from $6.1 billion per year today to $15.0 billionin 25 years

…If we fail to make major transformational investments in transportation expansion

$ billion (2006)

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The average daily commute – one of the longest in North America – will get more intolerable

Increasing from 82 to 109 minutes per day – without major transit expansion

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We have a plan

A 25-year $50 billion plan to transform mobility across our region

results first projects now underway
Results first! Projects now underway

* Subject to Province of Ontario approval

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Imagine…

GO All-Day Two-Way

GO Electrification

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Imagine…

Durham had Halton

Bus Rapid Transit

Hamilton Light Rail Transit

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Imagine…

Hurontario Light Rail Transit

YongeNorth Extension

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Engage citizens in an open, public dialogue on how best to create new revenue sources for future transportation capital needs

Jurisdictions elsewhere are looking at alternatives… Each produces various incentives that require thoughtful analysis and consideration.

However, without clear input from citizens, striking the right balance of these measures will be near impossible.”

Don Drummond, February 2012

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IS 2.0

Let’s continue the dialogue

john.howe@metrolinx.com

IS RE-IMAGINED Confidential Internal Draft

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