The province is promoting a more balanced transportation system by expanding GO Transit services, making investments in both renewal and expansion of municipal transit and other transit improvements.
GO Transit is Canada's first, and Ontario's only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), as well as other communities in central Ontario. GO Transit carries 44 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that is one of North America's premier transportation systems. Since it began operating in May 1967, more than three-quarters of a billion people have taken the GO Train or the GO Bus.
The province is helping municipalities renew and upgrade their transit fleets to improve their reliability, reduce operating costs, improve accessibility, reduce emissions and improve passenger comfort.
Over and above investments in renewing municipal transit systems, the province is also expanding transit systems through investments in:
MTO has been working on a number of initiatives to improve the efficiency of transit and transportation systems including: implementing legislation; investing in dedicated lanes for high occupancy vehicles, bus bypass shoulders and carpool lots; and planning for future opportunities.