Getting Ontario Moving Again Act

Published on May 03, 2019

Keeping our Roads Safe, Protecting Frontline Workers, Schoolchildren, and Motorcyclists

(Mississauga, Ontario) – MPPs Sabawy, Cuzzetto, Kaleed, Tangri and Kusendova are pleased to announce the MTO’s plan to get Ontario moving again. If passed, the act would cut red tape for our province’s job creators, help keep our roads safe and enable the province to upload the TTC’s new subway projects from the City of Toronto.

The act introduced by Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation “places a service vital to many Ontarians in the hands of officials who are accountable to them,” said Sheref Sabawy, MPP for Mississauga Erin Mills. “The days when the TTC merely transported Torontonians are long passed. A great number of my neighbors in Erin Mils, and Mississauga more broadly, rely on the TTC as a part of their daily commute. On the campaign trail, I told many of my neighbours in Erin Mills how transit and traffic was an issue I was going to tackle. We’re finally getting Ontario moving, by improving public transit across the GTA, we will be taking cars off the roads and improving the congestion which makes travelling on Winston Churchill, Dundas, or Erin Mills an impossibility during rush hour.”

Partnering with the Federal Government, we will be using the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) fun for these projects. $4.2 billion allocated under ICIP will be directed to transit infrastructure – in addition to the $660 already allocated to the Scarborough Subway Extension.

The PC Government believes in better customer service. We are working to make life easier for the people and businesses in our province by delivering simpler, faster, and better government services. Our government will put money in the taxpayers’ pocket and deliver services more efficiently all while helping to ensure Ontario’s roads remain among the safest in the world for years to come. “Traffic congestion on highways in the GTA costs the average household over $125 each year,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “Minister Yurek’s Getting Ontario Moving Act will cut red tape, and get roads, bridges, and transit built, right here in Mississauga, so that we can spend more time with our friends and family, and less stuck in traffic. It will also improve safety for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.”

In response to the recent discussions surrounding increased speed limits, Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East – Cooksville said the following “as a father, I am always concerned with the safety of my family and the safety of others. This act is a great reinforcement of our promise, to keeping Ontarians safe.” In everything our Government does, every program, policy or service – we put the experience of real people at the centre of our decision making. Minister Yurek will have more to say on speed limit changes following the ongoing consultation. MPP Rasheed also noted that protecting our children will be made easier by “giving municipalities, like Mississauga, the tools they need to target drivers who blow-by school buses and threaten the safety of children crossing roads to their school or home.”

“I’m extremely pleased with the measures we will be introducing in the Getting Ontario Moving Act.” Said Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville. “Our Government is working hard to ensure that we have the transportation infrastructure and public transit options for people and goods to move around the GTA and all of Ontario efficiently and safely.”

Visit https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2019/05/ontario-introduces-legislation-to-keep-our-roads-safe-protect-frontline-workers-schoolchildren-and-m.html to learn more about the Getting Ontario Moving Act, 2019.

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