October 31, 2018
Toronto Region Board of Trade Releases Survey on Creating a Superlinx Transit System
Mississauga, Ontario — Earlier today, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT) released the results of a survey conducted of residents on the concept of uploading municipal transit systems into a new regional agency based upon their report Superlinx: An Uploading Strategy for a Modern Provincial Transit Agency.
The survey showed that 87% of Peel residents supported the idea. The TRBOT release is attached to this for greater information and detail.
The Mississauga Board of Trade supports the idea of greater cooperation and coordination within the municipal transit systems in the greater Toronto and Hamilton region. Seamless transit passenger experience with an integrated fare system must be the top priorities.
“This is an interesting proposal and it deserves further investigation and review,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, Mississauga Board of Trade. “We support our friends at the TRBOT on this concept in principle.”
“Going forward there must be a full understanding of the costs involved for all parties, how local municipalities and residents will maintain a say in service levels and route planning, as well as extensive consultation with everyone affected including the business community,” Mr. Wojcik said.
“The Superlinx proposal would be a major change in how transit is operated and has the potential to improve service for passengers and connect them seamlessly across the entire region. It would be great to take the politics out of transit planning and deliver a more connected regional transit system based on evidence, and current and future ridership and demand.” Mr. Wojcik concluded.