Transit and Transportation
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It is no coincidence that some of the most dynamic places in the world - those that provide a high quality of life and drive national economies also have some of the world's best public transit systems and transportation networks.
Lengthy daily commutes - among the longest in the developed world - are hurting our economy, environment and quality of life. The average commuter in Canada spends the equivalent of 32 working days a year travelling to and from work. Traffic congestion is estimated to cost the Toronto region alone up to $11 billion worth of lost productivity a year. In addition, many rural, remote, and northern communities lack the bridges, highways and airports to stay reliably connected to urban markets and to sustain local economies and the quality of life.
- Reduce traffic congestion.
- Improve local mobility.
- Support sustainable growth through committing to the development of a long-term, predictable and dedicated fund for municipal transit projects.
Read FCM's full position in Strengthening Canada through our Hometowns