Frustration. Gridlock. You’re going to be late, again. Getting around doesn’t feel easy. In fact, it feels unnecessarily difficult. According to Metrolinx (a transportation agency of the Government of Ontario), the average Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) commuter spends 82 minutes trying to get to work every day. And, it’s only going to get worse as the Halton Region continues to grow. In the last 20 years, the Region has expanded by more than 188,000 people or 60 percent – that’s like adding in another Oakville!
By now, you may have heard of The “Big Move”, a 25-year, $50-billion dollar transportation plan designed by Metrolinx (and launched in 2008) to address what are some of the worst commute times in North America. (more…)