RNAO has joined a broad coalition of Ontario organizations welcoming a report that clarifies where the Ontario political parties stand on the important issue of funding healthier urban transportation.
Clear plans for adequate funding for public transit and other transportation improvements across the region still elude all three major parties.
The issue of transit is linked to health outcomes. We look at the issue with a lens that focuses on obesity rates and inactivity-related health costs.
"We know the proven, positive impact that public transit and active transportation have on the general health and wellbeing of the public," said Dr. Doris Grinspun, CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, "and we support strong and decisive leadership to properly fund the much needed transit and active transportation infrastructure in the region."
Move the GTHA, a collaboration of over 30 organizations dedicated to improving public transit in the GTHA recently made a join submission to the Provincial Transit Advisory Panel, calling for a “kick-starter” fund to ensure that transportation improvements start happening immediately.
The group has also articulated five shared principles that must be in place to govern any funding of new transportation improvements. These principles form part of the CivicAction pledge that has now been signed by half the political representatives now serving in the GTHA.
Visit Move the GTHA's website  for full details.