The Pembina Institute is pleased to have the opportunity to submit to Metrolinx’s discussion paper on the regional transportation plan. In this submission, we’ve outlined key recommendations in the areas of GHG emissions targets, transit improvement and goods movement efficiency. At 35%, the transportation sector is the largest contributor to Ontario’s emissions.
With this in mind, we believe Metrolinx has a key role to play in helping the province meet its legislated climate change targets. By establishing targets for GHG emissions, and keeping environmental impact in mind for all decisions, Metrolinx can help lower the province’s emissions.
In our recommendations we have researched and offered thinking on how Metrolinx can move forward in the key areas of transit and goods movement.