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Good transit systems are key to sustainability

By |June 30th, 2014|

In the immediate aftermath of the provincial election, Move the GTHA wrote an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne. As a group, we wanted to extend our congratulations to the Premier for her party’s victory and for the support that victory represents for the […]

The price of doing nothing

By |May 14th, 2014|

How often have we heard how expensive it is to meaningfully invest in more and better public transit? And then there are the additional costs associated with infrastructure that would support more active lifestyles – bike lanes and walkways for instance. Transportation, be it […]

New report on connection between air pollution and health

By |May 1st, 2014|

A recently released report from Toronto Public Health shows air pollution is linked to 1,300 premature deaths and 3,550 hospitalizations each year in Toronto.

According to Path to Healthier Air: Toronto Air Pollution Burden of Illness Update, emissions from cars and trucks are the single […]

The $1.5 Billion Lunch

By |April 16th, 2014|

The Royal York Hotel is not TAF’s usual lunch spot, but we found ourselves there this past Monday, along with a dozen members of Move the GTHA. Our path to the Royal York has been one we’ve been travelling for almost two years now, […]

You too? Students frustrated by long commutes

By |April 14th, 2014|

Last week, CivicAction and the University of Toronto co-hosted a lively panel discussion, “From the Boardroom to the Dorm Room,” to discuss the commuting challenges faced by an increasing number of students. This was the latest event organized by CivicAction in support of their […]

The Big Question: How Will We Pay For Transit?

By |March 17th, 2014|

Last week the Pembina Institute released the first of several important reports: Who’s on track for rapid transit? An interim analysis of GTHA transit investment and expansion plans from Ontario’s major political parties.  The report demonstrates that despite the pressing need for transportation improvements […]

The 32nd Day – Time to pledge your support

By |December 2nd, 2013|

Not many months have 32 days, but this year, November expanded by 2 days as part of CivicAction’s “32 Days of Action” on public transportation.

This morning we attended a reception at Queen’s Park marking the end of a 32-day blitz focusing public attention on […]

Auto-efficiency

By |November 8th, 2013|

We don’t get too far into the conversation about greenhouse gas and air pollution before we find ourselves grappling with the topic of personal car use. Twenty-seven percent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, and recent City of Toronto findings show that […]

Best foot forward: Putting active transportation on the agenda

By |September 24th, 2013|

Guest post by Nancy Smith Lea

On Sep 12, 2013, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) released a research report called “The Other 25%: Active Transportation Investment and The Big Move”.

The Big Move is a 25-year, $50-billion plan produced by Metrolinx, an agency of […]

Decision Time on Regional Transportation Funding

By |June 12th, 2013|

On June 11, Move the GTHA released an open letter  signed by 36 organizational leaders representing academia, the health sector, non-profit groups, and the business community urging elected officials to take action on transit investments in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The letter […]