We’ve already invested $38 million in work, bringing our total investment to a potential $78 million. The airport area community can count on Pearson to continue these efforts to bring improved transit connectivity to our region.
This investment is important because the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, recently announced that extending the Eglinton Crosstown West to Pearson is one of his government’s four priority transit projects.
As well as announcing this new investment, a new research whitepaper has been released, detailing the importance of connectivity for regional airports, economic zones and the last-mile within the Airport Employment Zone, and how Union Station West can support these connections.
The full report is available at torontopearson.com/transit and includes important findings:
- The 300,000+ employees in the AEZ need safe, efficient first- and last- mile solutions that reflect the 24/7 nature of the country’s second-largest employment zone.
- Municipal borders are meaningless to transit riders – workers, students, residents – who experience multiple unintegrated fares and uncoordinated transfers.
- The region’s current “radial” transit system no longer supports connections between the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s economic and employment centres.