|Province, City Agree on Terms of Rreference for Ralignment of Transit Responsibilities
|February 12, 2019
Province, City agree on terms of reference for realignment of transit
The Province of Ontario and City of Toronto have agreed to terms of reference to
guide a discussion about how best to align transit responsibilities between the two
parties. (Terms available for viewing at https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/
The Province and City have maintained a longstanding partnership with respect to
advancing public transit initiatives and both acknowledge that the TTC's subway
system is an important component of an integrated transit network serving
Toronto, as well as the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Both parties share a number of objectives, including the accelerated
implementation of priority expansion projects; the integration of transit services
across all modes and agencies (TTC, Metrolinx, other 905 transit agencies);
the modernization and enhancement of the existing subway system,
while ensuring the system is maintained in a state of good repair; the continuity of
safe, reliable service to all residents who depend on it for mobility;
and a long-term sustainable, predictable, funding model for the existing transit
system and future transit needs.
Toronto City Council directed City Manager Chris Murray to proceed with
an agreed-to terms of reference and to report back to City Council in the first
quarter of 2019 with a progress report.
City of Toronto: Brad Ross,
Province of Ontario: Simon Jefferies,
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