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3.4.2

Actively participate in the Ministry of Transportation's long-term strategic plan for South Central Ontario.

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
The Region has been collecting data required as for the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) long term strategic plan for South Central Ontario (Waterloo, Wellington, Brant) which will also supplement the Region of Waterloo’s travel forecasting model. The MTO will assign a project manager to continue this project, for which Terms of Reference must be developed. The strategic plan is expected to be completed by the Spring of 2015.
Data collection for this study has been completed, with the following actions:

  • A survey of post-secondary students’ travel characteristics;
  • A passenger car Origin-Destination survey and traffic count/classification program on provincial highways and regional roads has been completed;
  • Data from a survey of commercial vehicles is also being analyzed.

In 2014, Regional staff met with project partners to move forward on Terms of Reference for the Plan; however the MTO has not assigned a project manager to date.  MTO also committed to identifying appropriate Metrolinx staff to contribute to the project. Regional staff have moved ahead and drafted of a Terms of Reference in anticipation of rapid progress once the external agency involvement has been secured.

Progress Update (September 2013)

Data collection for this study has been completed, with the following actions:

  • A survey of post-secondary students’ travel characteristics
  • A passenger car Origin-Destination survey and traffic count/classification program on provincial highways and regional roads
  • A survey of commercial vehicles (data is being analyzed)

This data is required as input to MTO’s long term strategic plan for South Central Ontario (Waterloo, Wellington, Brant). The data will also supplement the Region of Waterloo’s travel forecasting model. MTO to assign a project manager to continue this project, for which Terms of Reference must be developed. The strategic plan is expected to be complete by the Spring of 2015.

Progress Update (January 2013)

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has initiated the data collection component of this study.

A survey for post-secondary students' travel characteristics has been completed. A passenger car Origin-Destination survey and traffic count program on provincial highways has been initiated and will be completed in fall 2012. A survey of commercial vehicles has also been completed and the data is being analyzed. This data is required as input to MTO's long term strategic plan for South Central Ontario (Waterloo, Wellington, Brant). The data will also supplement the Region of Waterloo's travel forecasting model.

Development of the strategic plan is expected to begin in 2013 and be complete by spring 2015.

Progress Indicators

  • Completed Strategic Transportation Study with increased transportation choice.

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)