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Toronto split over need for new funds to support transit plan, poll finds

Almost half of Greater Toronto and Hamilton area residents think that new funds should be raised for Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan, according to a poll conducted for the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance.

Forty-three per cent of respondents think that new funds should be raised to build “The Big Move,” Metrolinx’s 25-year plan for the GTHA. By contrast, 39 per cent believe that existing government funds are enough to cover the cost of this plan.

So far, $16-billion has been committed to the plan, which is expected to cost $50-billion if all proposed projects are completed.

Metrolinx’s plan includes creating dedicated bus lanes and light rail lines, improvements to GO Transit and subway lines, increasing connectivity to Toronto Pearson International Airport, and integrating transit fares through the Presto system.

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Author:

Jessica Chin

Appeared In (Publisher):

The Globe & Mail