Halton Region - To keep Halton moving, Halton Region is investing $1.2 billion in its regional roads capital program over the next 10 years. The 2013 Halton Region Transportation Services Progress Report, recently received by Regional Council, outlines current and future environmental assessment projects, new and ongoing design and construction projects, ongoing maintenance programs and proactive safety measures all designed to keep Halton roads moving safely and efficiently.
“Our roads are not only important to keeping residents moving, but our well planned road network also attracts businesses to the region, helping keep our economy strong,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “A review of Greater Toronto Area corridors shows Halton Region as having the least congested corridors compared to other regional municipalities, reinforcing how our infrastructure is in the right place at the right time and meeting the needs of our community.”
To meet the needs of a growing population, Halton Region has continued to deliver a roads capital improvement program which invests, on average, more than $120 million every year towards ongoing or new construction projects. In 2013, Halton committed $289 million to Regional roads, an increase from $50 million in 2006. For more information on current Regional transportation construction projects, residents can visit halton.ca/construction. For information on future construction projects currently in the Environmental Assessment phase, residents can visit halton.ca/EAs.
While the Region is committed to investing in its transportation infrastructure, Halton is also committed to programs that encourage residents and businesses to take advantage of transportation alternatives and not rely solely on single occupant vehicles.
In 2013, Smart Commute Halton included 20 Halton businesses with more than 15,000 employees actively involved in the program and 56 registered carpools. Last year, Smart Commute Halton designated workplaces managed to eliminate 483,920 km of road travel, prevented 105,073 kg of greenhouse gas emissions and saved almost $312,295 in commuter savings.
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