Public opinion on rapid transit options in the GTA

Publication - March 20, 2012 - By Cherise Burda

A survey conducted in January 2012 by Environics for the Pembina Institute asked drivers (not transit users) a number of questions about commuting in the Greater Toronto Area. This paper presents the responses to one question:

“How interested would you be in using the following new rapid transit options if they were built along your route?”

The results of this question suggest that the public — or at least drivers in the GTA — would be interested in taking rapid transit if it were available to them. When provided with information and descriptions on what transit options are and what they could look like, respondents favoured LRT and subway equally.

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