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1 Moving into the Future Workshop Importance of Multi-modal Transportation Planning on Ontario s Economy May 9,

2 Municipal Network -Initiatives City of Hamilton Chris Murray, City Manager Region of Peel David Szwarc, CAO Region of Halton Tim Dennis, Director, Transportation Services and Acting Commissioner, Public Works Niagara Region Jillian Stephen, Associate Director (A), Public Works Strategic Projects Public Works Department Region of Waterloo Rob Horne, Commissioner of Planning, Housing and Community Services 2

3 City of Hamilton 3

4 Hamilton s Economic Infrastructure Base Goods Movement is key to Hamilton 4

5 Hamilton s Economic Assets Port of Hamilton, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, links to international trucking and rail lines Integral part of the Western Golden Horseshoe economic base. Has supported, and continues to support, a new corridor connecting Hamilton to Niagara and the GTA with strategic connections to the Hamilton Airport. 5

6 Hamilton Action Items Transportation Master Plan Update James Street North GO Train Mobility Hub (and GO Service to eastern boundary) Rapid Ready Report Goods Movement Update Hamilton Economic Development Strategy Update Airport Employment Growth District Secondary Plan and Master Plans New Urban Hamilton Official Plan Active participation in Municipal Network 6

7 Region of Peel 7

8 Transportation Trends at a Glance Million GTAH 7.1Million Population in Peel (100,000s) 1.77Million GTAH9.01Million 82min Average Commute Time 109min Traffic Congestion Level -$6B/year $15B/year Source: Peel Long Range Transportation Plan, Metrolinx The Big Move 8

9 Transportation Vision for 2031 Strategic Plan Term of Council Priorities Regional Official Plan Regional Road Network Goods Movement Network Active Transportation Network Road Character Network 9

10 Multi-modal Transportation Planning is Needed All-Day GO Train service Accessible Transit LRT-Hurontario Transit & TDM Measures BRT-MiWay BRT-Züm Carpooling Cycling & Walking 10

11 $1.5 Billion of Goods Move Through Peel Everyday $280 M Peel Region $1.1 B $730 M $420 M $350 M $1.0 B $360 M $1.5 Billion / day* $160 M $300 M Daily Value of Commodities (Million $) Daily Value of Commodities Kilometers 11

12 Region of Peel Road to Success: Partnership & Collaboration Transport Canada 12

13 Region of Halton 13

14 Regional Official Plan Amendment 38 Strong, vibrant, healthy and complete communities; An enhanced Natural Heritage System; A strong and sustaining agriculture industry; and A sustainable land use decision making process. Population Employment 493,000 (2011) 251, ,000 (2031) 390,000 14

15 HaltonTransportation Transportation services within the Region are provided primarily through a network of provincial, Regional and local roads, provincial and local transit services, rail and Regional and local active transportation facilities. Halton has a multimodal goods movement network, comprising of highways, roads, rail lines and pipelines, providing internal and external transportation connections. By 2031, Halton Region will accommodate approximately 600,000 total PM peak period trips (PM) within the Transportation Network. 1 Source: 1 Halton Transportation Master Plan: Road to Change (2031) 15

16 HaltonTransportation Master Plan Guiding Principles Balanced Needs Healthy Communities Economic Vitality Sustainability Well-Maintained Infrastructure Outcomes Approx. $2.4 Billion Roads Capital Program (to 2031) Active Transportation Master Plan (On-going) Transportation Demand Management Smart Commute Halton TDM Guidelines (On-going) Commuter Lot Study (On-going) Goods Movement Strategy (On-going) 16

17 Keys to Success Collaboration with all partners is critical to create a network that functions as a seamless system and achieves the objectives of: Official Plans The Big Move Municipal Transportation Master Plans Mobility Hub Master Plans 17

18 Niagara Region 18

19 Niagara Region Very active in establishing the Municipal Network and organizing early meetings. Its location and border crossings make Niagara Region a key player in goods movement and its role in provincial economic prosperity. Has supported, and continues to support, a new corridor connecting Niagara Region to the GTA. 19

20 Transportation is Key for a Vibrant Economy The East Area Corridor from the NGTA could be the start of that longer corridor. 20

21 Current Actions Council Business Plan Integrated transportation network, and economic growth strategy. Transportation Strategy the real issues are jobs and economic prosperity. Corridor Protection Policies for GO station areas and East Area Corridor. Advocating for GO Rail expansion Transportation Master Plan Partnerships Active participation in Municipal Network 21

22 Region of Waterloo 22

23 Investing more in public transit: Provides greater choice Complements Provincial highways Region of Waterloo Integrating transportation planning and development: Community Building Strategy Multi-modal Hub The Big Shift Toolbox Active coordination: only way to achieve the shared vision 23

24 We too are an Innovation Supercluster 24

25 Current Actions Implementing our Regional Transportation Master Plan Opening new rapid transit (ION) in 2017 Connecting Regional/inter-regional systems Advocating for: More GO service to Kitchener and new to Cambridge 400-series highway improvements Managing growth by moving people and shaping the community (intertwined) Working with our municipal partners to coordinate investment 25

26 Thank You 26