Transportation

Transportation

  • Phase out internal combustion engines in Ontario so that Ontario can meet a carbon neutral target by 2050.
  • Raise the average fuel economy emission standards for all cars and trucks to encourage the market for more fuel efficient and less polluting vehicles.
  • Support fleet electrification with funding for the public and private sector to purchase electric vehicles, install charging facilities and share their implementation know-how with each other to make Ontario the leading electric vehicle jurisdiction in the world.
  • Support the purchase of electric vehicles through a rebate program for purchasing electric vehicles with a cap on the vehicle purchase price.
  • Eliminating HST on zero emission vehicles.
  • Provide free overnight vehicle charging for residential customers.
  • Encourage the development of supportive infrastructure for electric vehicles across the province by moving towards installing charging stations at all public buildings, ensuring municipalities identify and remove barriers to their adoption, fund charging stations, and requiring condominiums to provide facilities that allow residents to plug in electric vehicles.
  • Support rapid electrification plans for all transit systems.
  • Add more charging stations along 400 series highways as quickly as possible.
  • Establish transparent, expert-recognized standard methods for making transit investment decisions and publicly share business case analyses and all associated assumptions and data.
  • Study best practices to better coordinate transit systems between municipalities, with the option of ¬†establishing regional authorities.
  • Harmonize regional transit into a single pay user system.
  • Ensure urban rapid transit projects feature effective integration with local transit services.
  • Require urban rapid transit projects to plan for density around each subway/LRT stop, such as retail stores and residential buildings, instead of parking lots.
  • Prioritize low-cost high-performance rail in the short-term as the province plans long-term for higher-cost, high-speed rail projects.
  • Provide permanent operational funding support for municipal transit services to reduce fare increases for users and fund cycling and walking infrastructure.
  • Explore the feasibility of local transit services in low density communities where public transit service is ¬†not currently available.
  • Restore Ontario Northland Railroad service as critical core infrastructure for the entire economy of Northern Ontario.
  • Immediately improve intercity bus services, especially in underserved areas.
  • Electrify GO train services and replace bus service with electric and hybrid buses where feasible.
  • Provide safe and convenient pedestrian access, improved cycling facilities and bikeshare stations, and facilitating car-pooling on public transit routes.
  • Establish a Complete Streets Act, which would require streets across Ontario to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities, regardless of their mode of transportation.
  • Require all new and resurfaced (non 400) highways to have paved shoulders for safe cycling.
  • Establish commuter cycling networks across Ontario.
  • Support strategies to ensure the growth of sustainable, efficient, and safe freight movement in cities. With the adoption of electric and self-driving trucks the landscape is changing drastically. We must ensure that the transition is safe, clean and leads to a new and dynamic use of our roadways.
  • Fund initiatives designed to take older, less efficient diesel trucks off the road.
  • Coordinate freight data collection and make this available to municipalities to support policymaking.
  • Establish a sustainable goods movement strategy.
  • Provide education and incentives for businesses and municipalities to implement sustainable freight pilot projects (e.g., off-peak delivery programs, cargo bike and e-bike pilots).
  • Use low GHG fuels like renewable fuel alternatives to replace diesel for municipal fleets, such as garbage trucks and buses.
  • Create incentives for EV fleets and bicycle delivery.
  • Establish a permanent long-term sustainable funding stream for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, especially crosswalks, for all Ontario municipalities.
  • Provide incentives for transit users, carpooling ride shares, and employers who provide opportunities for workers to work from home. This can reduce road congestion, air pollution and increase productivity of employees.