April 2019
Government Announces a Nearly $30 Billion GTA Transit Plan

2019-04-10 12:04:00 PM

CATEGORIES: Transportation

Premier Ford and Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek today announced a $26.7 billion public transit expansion plan that involves four GTA projects with the following cost projections: 

Ontario Line (formerly the Downtown Relief Line): $10.9 billion
Scarborough subway: $5.5 billion
Yonge extension to Richmond Hill: $5.6 billion
Eglinton West extension: $4.7 billion 

Information relating to the funding contributions of the federal government and affected GTA municipalities are currently unknown, although the provincial government has committed to spending $11.2 billion.  

This transit expansion plan was announced as city and provincial officials are currently engaged in negotiations about Ontario’s plan to upload the construction and maintenance of Toronto’s subway network. The province wants to own the subway lines but leave the city and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to continue the operation of the subway. 

AMCTO will provide updates on this expansion plan when more information becomes available.

For more information, please see below:

CBC News: Doug Ford commits $11.2B for 4 major GTA Transit projects, including new ‘Ontario Line’

Ontario Newsroom: Premier Ford Unveils Transportation Vision 


 


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