Greater Toronto Airports Authority unveils transit hub project

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is moving ahead with plans for a regional transit centre to connect the airport area to key employment and residential areas throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
The GTAA’s proposed transit centre located on airport lands will help to address the low transit mode split in the area today with only 10 per cent of people taking transit. The centre will potentially connect a number of transit lines that are already in development or have been proposed by various levels of government, including Eglinton Crosstown West LRT, Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit, Finch West LRT, Regional Express Rail on the Kitchener line and the Province of Ontario’s High-Speed Rail concept.
The GTAA has held preliminary discussions with all levels of government to raise awareness about the opportunity for the regional transit centre at Toronto Pearson. It anticipates continued planning discussions throughout 2017 both for the centre, as well as for the individual transit lines that will connect into the centre.
“Toronto Pearson is a world-class airport in every respect, and Southern Ontario is a diverse and dynamic region. By the time New York and Chicago were the size that Toronto is today, they each had at least two major transport hubs. Now is the time to ensure that better transit options are in place; otherwise we risk squandering the significant opportunities that are part and parcel of the exciting growth that the airport, the city and the region are experiencing,” Howard Eng, CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority said.

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