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Opinion: It’s time to invest in GTHA transit

As one of North America’s biggest city-regions, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) suffers from severe traffic jams each and every day. All the while, we’ve been waiting decades for someone to do something about it.

And it’s only going to get worse. People in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are spending an average of 82 minutes trying to get from home to work to home again.

The GTHA’s population is increasing by a hundred thousand people a year, bringing us to 8.6 million people by 2031 and a commute time that would skyrocket to 109 minutes. That’s time we’d much rather spend with our families.

However, there is a plan in place to fix the problem. Metrolinx has an approved, 25-year plan called The Big Move that will dramatically improve how we move people and goods on roads, transit, bike lanes, and sidewalks throughout our region. It will deliver a seamless, integrated, region-wide transportation grid from Hamilton to Newmarket to Oshawa and across the core of Toronto.

Read the full op-ed here.

Author:

Johnnie-Mike Irving and Patrick Dillon

Appeared In (Publisher):

Toronto Sun