The Transit City “who’s The Boss” Quiz

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Did you know that the largest transit expansion plan in Toronto, Transit City, is actually controlled by a special body called Metrolinx? The Metrolinx Board was created in 2006 by the Government of Ontario and charged with developing a regional transportation plan and an investment strategy to pay for it. The board was made up of 11 people including municipal politicians representing Toronto, Halton, Peel, York, Durham and Hamilton and private citizens appointed by Toronto and Queen’s Park. In just two years they unanimously adopted the Big Move (http://metrolinx. Com/thebigmove/index. Html) which integrated the local plans into a seamless regional network. In Spring 2009, the Province introduced new legislation to change the composition of the Metrolinx Board and how the


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who chooses the members of the Metrolinx Board?
    • A. 

      City Councils of the municipalities that are directly affected by the Board’s decisions

    • B. 

      A legislative committee of the Province of Ontario

    • C. 

      The Minister of Transportation

    • D. 

      Open nominations/votes from the public

  • 2. 
    Who sits on the Metrolinx Board?
    • A. 

      Only transportation experts

    • B. 

      Municipal Councillors or Mayors who represent municipalities affected by Metrolinx decisions

    • C. 

      Mostly private sector business people

    • D. 

      People elected by the public through a referendum

  • 3. 
    Who can sit on the Metrolinx Board?
    • A. 

      People who do not have the proper background/experience in transportation planning

    • B. 

      Publicly elected officials

    • C. 

      People whose business connections create a potential conflict of interest

    • D. 

      People who don’t use public transportation

    • E. 

      All of the above, except B.

  • 4. 
    Given that there are no elected officials on the Metrolinx Board, what can the public do to ensure their voices are heard by the Metrolinx Board?
    • A. 

      Attend every Metrolinx board meeting

    • B. 

      Raise their concerns at Metrolinx Board meetings

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Who can the public hold responsible for bad decisions made by the Metrolinx board?  
    • A. 

      Metrolinx board members

    • B. 

      The Minister of Transportation

    • C. 

      Their local MPP who may or may not be part of the government that appointed the Minister of Transportation who appointed the Metrolinx board.

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