In December 2021, I tabled three motions at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to address transit issues in Davenport and in Toronto. These motions propose to reform the governance structure of Metrolinx to foster more transparent transit planning across the province; to accelerate the electrification of the GO Train network to reduce harmful emissions; and to find safe alternatives to reducing the noise levels caused by bell-ringing on the GO Barrie line, the Union-Pearson Express Stations, and other GO Transit lines. With these motions, I am pushing for a high-quality, cleaner, and greener transit system that is safe for residents and better serves the GTA.
- Motion 27
That, in the opinion of this House, transit planning should be transparent with investments made in the public's long-term interest, and that the Government of Ontario should partner with municipalities to reform the governance structure of Metrolinx accordingly.
- Motion 28
That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should take immediate steps to electrify the GO Train network on an accelerated timeline to replace dirty diesel trains along all lines.
- Motion 29
That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately direct Metrolinx to introduce, based on international research and experience and in consultation with local communities, safe alternatives to bell ringing at stations on the GO Barrie line, the Union-Pearson Express Stations, and other GO Transit lines, to maintain the safety of transit users while protecting and improving the quality of life and safety of residents living near GO Stations.