Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Media Release:ntario Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) Transportation Tomorrow Survey launches tomorrow

Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) Transportation Tomorrow Survey launches tomorrow in the Greater Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe areas

HAMILTON, ON – September 6, 2016 – Staring tomorrow, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will launch its seventh Transportation TomorrowSurvey in municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe areas, including Hamilton.

The survey represents a partnership between the Ontario government, the Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx/GO Transit, and 19 municipal/local governments in the Greater Toronto Area and Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. It will collect information from more than 163,500 households on the travel habits of residents and help in the long-term planning of the transportation systems in these regions.

The survey will consist of telephone interviews or online survey of a randomly selected sample of households in the survey area. The survey is voluntary and all information collected will be kept confidential and cannot be traced back to individuals or households.

“We value the input provided by Hamilton citizens on their daily travel patterns. The confidential information gathered through this survey will help shape Hamilton’s transportation plans and investment decisions for our quality of life and health, supporting our economic growth and improving our environment,”said Alan Kirkpatrick, Manager of Transportation Planning for the City of Hamilton.

The Transportation Tomorrow Survey has been conducted every five years since 1986 and the City of Hamilton has participated in all seven surveys. Information gathered from the survey will inform all major City of Hamilton transportation-related planning initiatives, including the city-wide 10-year Transportation Master Plan, Cycling Master Plan, Pedestrian Mobility Plan and other significant planning initiatives.

The survey results will be released in late 2017.

For more information about the survey, contact the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686 or visithttp://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/transit/transportation-tomorrow-survey.shtml

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