When the highways are clogged with traffic, what’s the answer? Logically, you’d think you’d build more roads to handle all the extra cars. As it turns out, that’s the worst thing you can do.
- A report and request to begin procurement of an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study on “alternative routes” between Gateway Terminal (at Steeles and Main) and the Brampton GO Station (see here for a rough map from the staff report on where these routes would go); and
- A project update on the stops for HLRT, and Gateway terminus design.
1. EA Study on “alternative routes”
2. Gateway Terminus Redesign
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Fight Gridlock’s Approach, Principles, and Goals
With close to 40% more people living in Peel by the year 2041, the Region will face increases to traffic related congestion, infrastructure demand, health concerns and environmental issues, unless we plan for a transportation system that fully realizes the potential of walking, cycling, transit, and carpooling to manage demand. The Sustainable Transportation Strategy is being developed as a long-term plan to enable and encourage more people to choose to travel in these modes.
Please take a moment to complete this survey. It will help the Region of Peel better understand the transportation issues that are important to you. Your input helps to provide services that are reflective of your needs.
Brampton Transit ridership continues to grow. ZUM service is now being considered for Airport Rd. Public input is being requested on one of four possible destinations south of Steeles Ave.
- Bramalea Station
- Westwood Mall
- Pearson Airport via Airport Terminal Link Train
- Pearson Airport Terminal 1
The next GO Transit Regional Express Rail and electrification meeting will take place in Brampton on November 14.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Bramalea Secondary School
510 Balmoral Dr.
Brampton, ON L6T 1W4
Below are a few media articles and columns after Brampton Council voted against the Hurontario-Main LRT (HMLRT) and the Provincial funding that went with it. The HMLRT was funded through the Province’s Moving Ontario Forward Fund.
In the Fall of 2016, we understand a few Councillors in Hamilton have raised the question of what would happen to the funding offered by the Province if they said no to the Hamilton LRT project.
- LORINC: Spend Brampton LRT money on Queen’s Quay East – Spacing.ca, November 2, 2015 (LINK, PDF)
- Brampton should not count on LRT funding, says minister – Toronto Star, November 3, 2015 (LINK, PDF)
- Brampton Turns Down Free Money for the LRT – insauga.com, November 4, 2015 (LINK, PDF)
- New openness has region eyeing more public transit funds – Kitchener Waterloo Record, November 26, 2015 (LINK, PDF)
- Toronto makes a pitch for rejected HMLRT cash – Brampton Guardian, December 10, 2015 (LINK, PDF)
- Toronto asks for Brampton transit cash – Toronto Sun, December 10, 2015
In addition, here is a list of all the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan (aka the “Big Move”) projects and where they stand in terms of study completeness and funding.
Here is a report showing that over $28 billion is still required to funding proposed lines on the Big Move map.
In December 2015 the Ministry of Transportation suspended its work on the Environmental Assessment of the GTA West highway. This was done in order to, among other things, ensure the project still aligns with recent changes in government policy in the region — such as Regional Express Rail.
An Advisory Panel has been established to conduct a strategic assessment of potential alternative approaches to meeting future transportation demand and infrastructure needs for passenger and goods movement in the GTA West Corridor.
The Panel welcomes feedback, in particular on the following questions based on the panel’s Terms of Reference:
- How is your organization planning for the introduction and adoption of new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles, and how do you think they may change travel and transit demand in the Greater Toronto Area?
- How does your organization foresee car-sharing services, such as Uber, influencing travel and transit demand in the Greater Toronto Area?
- How do you foresee recent Provincial policy directions, such as Moving Ontario Forward, Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, and the Coordinated Review of Provincial Plans, impacting the Environmental Assessment recommendations including the GTA West Corridor?
- Are there other infrastructure improvements that could be made to address goods movement in the Greater Toronto Area?
- Are there any other recent studies related to other infrastructure that are relevant?
- Should the GTA West Corridor be protected for other transportation needs?
- What are your views on the appropriate path forward for the Environmental Assessment?