Metrolinx is a provincial governmental agency that plans, manages and integrates transportation and public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Metrolinx merged with GO Transit in 2009. The agency has assumed other key initiatives, including the Presto fare card implementation, the construction of the Air Rail Link, and other transportation and transit improvement projects. Metrolinx is implementing the biggest transit expansion plan in Canadian history, the effect of which goes well beyond trains and buses into every aspect of our society.
Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan, The Big Move, is a bold and visionary plan that is about building thriving communities, a sustainable environment and a prosperous, competitive economy. This seminar will consist of:
· The Big Move as the plan that is getting us where we need to go
· The over $16 billion in projects that are already underway
· The $34 billion worth of projects recently announced as our next wave of projects
· How do we pay for these projects? (a look at best revenue generation tools used
around the world)
Guest Speaker: Mathew Bertin, B.A., International Relations
Mr. Bertin is a Community & Stakeholder Relation Specialist at Metrolinx. In this role, he primarily works to build support for the Metrolinx vision and the need for investment in transportation, by developing strong relationships with community partners and stakeholders from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. He also oversees a number of community initiatives, including public education programs, shop-local campaigns and job training initiatives.
Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave
Via TTC: From Coxwell Station on Bloor-Danforth subway, take the O’Connor “70” or “70A” or
“70B” bus NORTH to the third traffic light (Mortimer), then walk one block north and one
Via Automobile: Limited free parking on north side of library, and on side streets.
Cost: Free. Light Refreshments. Limited to 80 members plus guests.