Today Halton Region’s Planning and Public Works approved a study to review transit prioirites in Halton. As you know I made regional mobility & transit one of my key messages. Many residents in Milton work in other areas and this study by Halton Region is a first step in looking at what can be done, such as creating regional hubs so people living in Milton can transfer to neighbouring municipalities. I will be providing updates as this study moves forward.
Here is a link to the report.
One of the comments most often heard while I speak with residents of Wards 1,6,7 & 8 is that they have to commute outside town to go to work. Recent studies have shown that almost 60% of Milton residents commute out of town daily. Some take transit, but a majority of Miltonians drive to work.
Not everyone works in downtown Toronto, so the option of taking the GO Train in the morning isn’t viable. Many residents in Milton work within Halton Region and would benefit from being able to connect Milton Transit to other municipalities.
As your Regional Councillor, I will initiate public information sessions to discuss with Milton residents, Milton Transit officials, and neighbouring municipalities to set a plan of action in place that will offer regional mobility to Milton residents.
What are the benefits?
- Less congestion on Milton streets as more cars can stay home while people commute to work
- Flexibility for Milton residents to have choices on their daily travels to work
- Increased ridership and more revenue for Milton Transit
- More choices for you and a better future for your family
One more step towards a Complete Community.