Media Advisory: Transport Futures Mobility Pricing Summit

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November 15, 2013
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Media Advisory

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS TO DISCUSS ROAD TOLLS, PARKING FEES, GAS TAXES, CARBON PRICING & TRANSIT FARES
Transport Futures’ 5th Anniversary event will set mobility pricing goals for 2014 elections

Toronto, Nov. 15, 2013 – The Transport Futures Mobility Pricing Summit will examine how mobility pricing measures can address the GTHA’s growing congestion and infrastructure funding crisis.  International and Canadian experts will focus on how comprehensive road tolls, parking fees, gas taxes, carbon pricing and transit fares can help achieve equity, efficiency and accountability as transportation infrastructure investments are made.

Date:        Monday, November 18, 2013
Time       8:30 – 17:00 (Registration from 7:30 – 8:30)
Location:  Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto/Victoria Ballroom, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto

The timing of Transport Futures’ tenth major learning event and fifth anniversary couldn’t be better. Metrolinx recently submitted their Investment Strategy to the provincial government, and the province has appointed a Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel to consult stakeholders in order to make final revenue tool decisions in early 2014 -- just prior to an expected provincial election. Leading edge empirical research and case studies will be presented by these experts:

  • Gunnar Söderholm, Director, Environment and Health Administration, City of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Charles Howard, Director of Integrated Planning, Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, USA
  • David King, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Nancy Olewiler, Chair, TransLink & Director, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
  • Ralph Bond, Senior Vice President, BA Consulting Group, Toronto, Ontario
  • Darren Karasiuk, Vice President, Environics Research Group, Toronto
  • Vijay Gill, Principal Research Associate, Conference Board of Canada, Toronto
  • Brendon Hemily, Prinicipal, Hemily & Associates, Toronto
  • John Howe, Former VP, Investment Strategy for Metrolinx, Oakville

In attendance will be prominent delegates from the public, private, academic and not for profit sectors, many of whom are involved in transportation policy and planning.

Media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to info@transportfutures.ca

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The Transport Futures “Mobility Pricing Summit” is the tenth in a series of learning events staged by Healthy Transport Consulting(HTC) since November 2008. Our goal is to facilitate a rational, non-partisan and ongoing dialogue pertaining to a range of mobility pricing measures and infrastructure funding mechanisms. More than 1,300 delegates have heard cutting-edge research, case studies and best practices from more than 85 international experts - all of which has contributed to the public discourse on the future of transportation planning in the GTA and the rest of Ontario. Transport Futures is spearheaded by HTC Director Martin Collier with the support of a range of corporate and non-profit partners, including the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario, 407 ETR, the Ontario Good Roads Association and BA Consulting Group Ltd.

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