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The Regional Transportation Plan Review

RTP Development Process

Review of the Regional Transportation Plan

In the first phase of the review, a Discussion Paper for the Next Regional Transportation Plan was published (August 2016). The Discussion Paper presented an opportunity for all partners and stakeholders in planning, building and implementing the region’s transportation system to reflect on how well it is working today, and how its performance may change in the future.

What is in the Discussion Paper?

The Discussion Paper focused on igniting a conversation about developing a shared vision for the region that looks at where we have been, what we need to do and how to get there.

Throughout the paper we asked you to take a look at transportation planning in a regional context and to think about the links between land use and transportation.

We also talked about the current transportation investment, what’s working now and how we can make it better, while understanding that we are not able to do everything. Together we need to find a balance between existing infrastructure, current projects and planning for the future.

Read the Engagement Summary Report to learn about what we heard during the engagement period in the fall of 2016.

Background Work

The Discussion Paper and the Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan were informed by an extensive base of knowledge, experience and new research. To ensure regional transportation planning decisions continue to be built upon a sound, evidence-based foundation, Metrolinx has completed technical research, and worked closely with academics and non-governmental organizations to ensure that the updated strategies and policies have considered the work of leading thinkers from a range of transportation-related fields including active transportation, climate change resiliency, transportation demand management, intelligent transportation systems, goods movement, land use and economic outlook, the transit network, roads & highways, urban freight, public health, active transportation, social equity, the customer experience, and more.

We have also been working closely with the Ontario government to align with its concurrent coordinated review of four land-use plans, including the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The review and update of the RTP has been coordinated with the review of Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which was updated in 2017.

To read more about the province’s Growth Plan, please visit www.placestogrow.ca.

To read Metrolinx’s comments on the proposed revised Growth Plan, please see the letter from our Chief Planning Officer Leslie Woo to the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, Laurie LeBlanc.

Navigating Uncertainty Background Paper. Prepared by WSP. 2017.

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Regional Transit Network Background Paper. Prepared by IBI Group. 2017.

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Transportation Systems Management Background Paper. Prepared by IBI Group. 2017.

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Active Transportation Background Paper. Prepared by Steer Davies Gleave. 2015.

Executive Summary

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Context Paper on the Regional Economy, Demographic Outlook and Land Use. Prepared by Hemson Consulting Ltd., and IBI Group. 2016.

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Draft Updated Vision, Goals & Objectives. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2016.

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New Mobility Background Paper. Prepared by WSP. 2016.

Conclusions

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Regional Transportation Plan Legislated Review Backgrounder: Urban Goods Movement. Prepared by David Kriger Consultants Ltd., and CPCS. 2016.

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Regional Transportation Plan Review: Transit Needs and Opportunities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Prepared by IBI Group. 2016.

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Shared Mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Prepared by Metrolinx. 2017.

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The Big Move Baseline Monitoring Report and Supporting Documents. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2014.

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The Big Move Priority Action and Supporting Policy Review. Prepared by Metrolinx. 2016.

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Transportation Demand Management Background Paper. Prepared by Steer Davies Gleave. 2015.

Executive Summary

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Academic Research to support the review of the RTP
Active Transportation
Equity and Transit Access
Shared Mobility
System and Network Planning
Transportation Demand Management