Prom­ises from On­tario’s three main po­lit­i­cal par­ties on tran­sit

The Hamilton Spectator - - 2018 Ontario Election -

Here’s a glance at prom­ises On­tario’s three ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties have made on tran­sit:

LIB­ER­ALS: In­creas­ing the share of pro­vin­cial gas taxes that flows to mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties for tran­sit projects until it dou­bles from cur­rent lev­els and reaches four cents per litre by 2021-22, ex­pand­ing an LRT project in Ottawa, com­mit­ting $9 bil­lion to var­i­ous projects in Toronto in­clud­ing a down­town re­lief line.

NDP: Fund­ing 50 per cent of net tran­sit and para­tran­sit costs across the prov­ince, fund­ing a down­town re­lief line in Toronto, an LRT project in Hamil­ton and the next phase of an LRT line in Ottawa, cap­ping GO Tran­sit fares at $3 for trips of less than 10 kilo­me­tres in length, urg­ing Metrolinx to try to co-or­di­nate ser­vices and sched­ules with Via Rail and mu­nic­i­pal tran­sit sys­tems.

PRO­GRES­SIVE CON­SER­VA­TIVES: Pledg­ing $5 bil­lion to­ward sub­ways in Toronto plus mak­ing the prov­ince re­spon­si­ble for the in­fra­struc­ture of the Toronto Tran­sit Com­mis­sion, com­plet­ing the next phase of the Ottawa LRT project, sup­port­ing re­gional tran­sit projects in Mis­sis­sauga, Bramp­ton, Hamil­ton, Lon­don and Water­loo Re­gion, pri­or­i­tiz­ing un­der­ground tran­sit gen­er­ally, main­tain­ing the Lib­er­als’ cur­rent and pro­jected share of the gas tax flow­ing to mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and ear­marked for tran­sit.

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