Metrolinx is seeking feedback from the public on what the GTHA's transit future should look like.
On Monday, the provincial transportation agency opened up consultations for its 2017 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) that it says "will act like a blueprint to guide changes to the GTHA’s transportation system with a 25-year outlook."
The consultations ask stakeholders to consider transportation planning in a regional context, and the link between transit and land-use planning. As well, the discussion paper focuses on topics such as managing congestion, hauling freight and creating "complete streets."
Ontario's first RTP, otherwise known as "The Big Move," launched projects including the GO Regional Express Rail, Eglinton Crosstown, UP Express and York subway extension. In 2014 the government promised $16 billion over the next decade to fund priority rapid transit projects in the GTHA.
The discussion paper in question completes phase one of the plan review. Up next will be to update the plan's goals and draft an implementation strategy. Submissions are due Oct. 31 and Metrolinx will provide an updated regional transportation plan next year.