How to leverage cap and trade to improve transit

By |June 4th, 2015|

Recently, Move the GTHA, a collaborative project funded and co-initiated by TAF and Evergreen CityWorks, sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne recommending that a significant portion of the province’s cap and trade revenues fund active transportation and public transit.

Saving money and driving less: a TAF grant project shows it’s possible

By |February 25th, 2015|

57% of participants did it!

Toronto’s taxis turn green

By |July 10th, 2014|

Transportation — mainly cars and trucks — accounts for about 40% of Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, along with a whopping 80% of the city’s health damaging air pollutant emissions. It’s also the one area where Toronto has failed to achieve any progress in […]

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 […]

Politicians to tackle traffic woes

By |April 29th, 2014|

Aa majority of residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) say they are more likely to vote for politicians who support new, dedicated dollars to get us moving. The good news: politicians from across the region have taken a pledge to just that in office. CivicAction and Move the GTHA, of which TAF is a member, present the survey and pledge results in this news release.

The transit issue heats up

By |April 25th, 2014|

We know what we don’t like. We hate being stuck in traffic, wasting our valuable time. And we certainly don’t like the long line ups for over-stuffed streetcars and subways. Yet, historically, we’ve balked at the prospect of paying to fix the problem.

But have […]

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 […]