On September 25, 2023, the Ontario government introduced the Transportation for the Future Act, 2023
, to help build more GO Transit stations, more housing and mixed-use communities around transit to improve travel across the GTA.
The proposed legislation is in response to the requests from municipalities for a new optional funding tool that would enable municipalities to raise revenues to help speed up the building of transit and stations. The new tool, called the Station Contribution Fee, would allow municipalities to fund the design and construction of new GO stations and recover the costs over time as transit-oriented communities are built around these future stations.
The legislation would also help the City of Toronto to better integrate its transit services with other regional transit networks by allowing the Toronto Transit Commission to enter into cross-boundary service agreements with neighbouring transit agencies.
LEA has extensive experience in Transit Oriented Communities and GO Station development and design. To consult with one of our experts on the above please contact:
Kenneth Chan, P.Eng., PTOE, PMP
Senior Vice President, Transportation
Christopher Sidlar, MCIP, RPP
Vice President, Transportation
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