OnBoard Winter 2016 - page 19

The Board’s 2015 Transportation Summit was proudly
presented by SNC Lavalin. Many thanks to all of the
generous sponsors who made this day possible. Our 2015
Summit was the first in an annual series of discussions
on enhancing prosperity by optimizing the movement
of people and goods throughout our region. Our next
Transportation Summit is scheduled for October 2016.
For full details on Summit sessions, sponsors and
speakers, visit
• Currently, nearly seven million people live in
the GTHA, nearly one-fifth of Canada’s population.
• Metrolinx figures show the region currently suffers from
$6 billion in lost productivity annually due to traffic
congestion and gridlock.
• The Toronto Region Board of Trade predicts this
figure could balloon to $15 billion by 2031.
• Strategic investments in transit infrastructure are needed
to curb traffic congestion, create employment and
facilitate economic development.
• The Province has committed over $15 billion to
transportation infrastructure in the region over
the next decade.
• Full business cases and clear criteria to prioritize
transit funding decisions are imperative.
• Predictable, stable, long-term funding is required
to achieve integrated transit investment and
growth management.
• The Board has expressed support for long-term,
equitable revenue tools, such as a regional sales tax,
parking space levy, fuel tax and HOT lanes to fund
regional transportation.
Presenting Sponsor:
SNC Lavalin
Platinum Sponsor:
Accenture, AECOM, LiUNA
Silver Sponsor:
CAA, Ryerson University
Supporting Sponsors:
Bombardier, Deloitte
“Given the scale and scope of projects,
the Board and our members want
to make sure that this investment
creates jobs and unlocks economic
development opportunities.”
Janet De Silva
Board President and CEO
Getting Regional
Transit on Track:
Research and Recommendations
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