Ministry of Transportation - Summary

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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is a cornerstone for economic prosperity and a strengthened quality of life. Much of what we value, our jobs, our health, our education, our leisure time, are all impacted by the quality and availability of transportation. Similarly, Ontario businesses depend on this same system to move goods and people efficiently and competitively, particularly in the current climate of just in time delivery.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) supports a positive business climate and quality of life by building and maintaining a safe, balanced and integrated transportation network. In this regard, the ministry is pursuing ways to make public transit a viable alternative to the personal automobile by promoting convenience and accessibility. As well, the ministry is working to ensure that Ontario’s transportation infrastructure in renewed, strategically expanded where appropriate and that investments to date are protected - and that this is carried out in an environmentally sensitive manner.

The Ministry is also pursuing new and innovative technologies to ensure that our programs and services meet people’s needs, and that transportation continues to support job creation, tourism, business investment, trade and a high quality of life into the 21st century.

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION - Summary

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates PROGRAMS Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
$   $ $
OPERATING      
47,277,546 Ministry Administration Program1 46,424,740 44,794,173
90,220,200 Transportation Policy and Planning Program2,3 94,601,100 61,469,805
188,835,600 Road User Safety Program4 140,853,900 140,313,660
265,788,900 Provincial Highways Management Program5 266,037,700 274,201,366
63,509,100 Transportation Information and Information Technology Cluster Program6 59,293,300 38,081,707
655,631,346 Ministry Total Operating 607,210,740 558,860,711
394,227,000 Less: Special Warrants 172,000,000 -
48,246 Less: Statutory Appropriations 46,840 45,477
261,356,100 < TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED 435,163,900 558,815,234
655,631,346 Ministry Total Operating    
192,152,000 Net Consolidation Adjustment - GO Transit    
(51,350,000) Net Consolidation Adjustment - Toronto Area Transit Operating Authority    
796,433,346 TOTAL INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS    

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

RECONCILIATION OF 2002-03 ESTIMATES FROM CASH TO ACCRUAL

VOTE and item   Cash 2002-03 Estimates Adjustments from Cash to Accrual 2002-03 Estimates Presented as Accrual 2003-04 Estimates on Accrual Basis Change from 2002-03 Estimates on Accrual Basis
    $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions
  OPERATING          
2701 Ministry Administration Program          
1 Business Support1 46.4 (0.6) 45.8 47.2 1.5
S Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act - - - - -
S Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act - - - - -
    46.4 (0.6) 45.8 47.3 1.5
2702 Transportation Policy and Planning Program          
1 Policy and Planning2 15.5 (0.5) 15.0 13.5 (1.5)
2 Urban and Regional Transportation3 79.1   71.5 76.8 5.3
    94.6 (8.1) 86.5 90.2 3.8
2703 Road User Safety Program          
1 Road User Safety4 140.9 42.2 183.1 188.8 5.7
    140.9 42.2 183.1 188.8 5.7
2704 Provincial Highways Management Program          
1 Operations and Maintenance5 266.0 (17.5) 248.5 265.8 17.3
    266 (17.5) 248.5 265.8 17.3
2705 Transportation Information and Information Technology Cluster Program          
1 Information and Information Technology6 59.3 (0.8) 58.5 63.5 5.0
    59.3 (0.8) 58.5 63.5 5.0
  Ministry Total Operating 607.2 15.2 622.4 655.6 33.3

Note: Amounts are rounded to the nearest one hundred thousand dollars and amounts less than fifty thousand dollars are shown as zero. Totals may not add due to this rounding.

Adjustments from Cash to Accrual - Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years was prepared in the Estimates on the modified-cash basis. Information is provided in the following notes on the adjustments that increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts to present them on the accrual basis in this reconciliation. The accrual presentation of the 2002-03 Estimates is not an official restatement; it is an approximation reflecting only the significant accrual adjustments as required to allow for a comparison between the 2003-04 and the 2002-03 Estimates on a consistent basis of accounting. (Note: adjustments of less than $0.05 million are not shown)

$ millions
1. (0.6) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
2. (0.5) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
3. (0.1) transfer payment adjustments for differences between when funds are flowed to transfer payment recipients (cash basis) and when the recipients fulfill their obligations under the transfer payment program (accrual basis)
  (7.4) adjustment to remove payments for restructuring costs (cash basis), which on the accrual basis would have been reflected in the expenses of a previous fiscal year
  (0.1) adjustment to remove lease payments (cash basis) and reflect the full cost of new leases in the first year (accrual basis) for those leases that, on an accrual basis, are considered to finance a purchase
4. (4.8) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
  47.2 adjustment to include amounts earned by service providers "paid" by way of reduced remittances to the Province
  (0.1) adjustment to remove lease payments (cash basis) and reflect the full cost of new leases in the first year (accrual basis) for those leases that, on an accrual basis, are considered to finance a purchase
5. (8.7) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
  (7.6) adjustment for differences between when payments are made to suppliers (cash basis) and when the goods and services are received (accrual basis)
  (1.3) adjustment to remove lease payments (cash basis) and reflect the full cost of new leases in the first year (accrual basis) for those leases that, on an accrual basis, are considered to finance a purchase
6. (0.7) adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
(0.1) adjustment to remove lease payments (cash basis) and reflect the full cost of new leases in the first year (accrual basis) for those leases that, on an accrual basis, are considered to finance a purchase
15.2 << Total Adjustments

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION - Capital Summary

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates PROGRAMS Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
$   $ $
CAPITAL      
329,600,000 Transportation Policy and Planning ProgramA 294,330,000 -
646,964,500 Provincial Highways Management ProgramB 810,598,400 710,267,113
976,564,500 Ministry Total Capital 1,104,928,400 710,267,113
238,000,000 Less: Special Warrants 274,000,000 -
545,900,000 Less: Statutory Appropriations - -
192,664,500 < TOTAL CAPITAL TO BE VOTED 830,928,400 710,267,113
976,564,500 Ministry Total Capital    
29,082,000 Net Consolidation Adjustment - GO Transit    
1,005,646,500 TOTAL INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS    
Assets      
824,500,000 Provincial Highways Management Program - -
824,500,000 Ministry Total Assets - -
470,000,000 Less: Special Warrants - -
354,500,000 < TOTAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED - -

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

RECONCILIATION TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DATA

DETAILS Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
CAPITAL    
1. Previously Published Data    
1.1 2002-03 Printed Estimates 964,228,400  
1.2 2001-02 Public Accounts   710,267,113
2. Supplementary Estimates    
2.1 2002-03 Supplementary Estimates 140,700,000  
  1,104,928,400 710,267,113

RECONCILIATION OF 2002-03 ESTIMATES FROM CASH TO ACCRUAL

VOTE and item   Cash 2002-03 Estimates Adjustments from Cash to Accrual 2002-03 Estimates Presented as Accrual 2003-04 Estimates on Accrual Basis Change from 2002-03 Estimates on Accrual Basis
    $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions
  CAPITAL          
2702 Transportation Policy and Planning Program          
3 Urban and Regional TransportationA 294.3 (50.0) 244.3 329.6 85.3
    294.3 (50.0) 244.3 329.6 85.3
             
2704 Provincial Highways Management Program          
2 Engineering and ConstructionB,*** 810.6 (1.7) ** 101.1  
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act -   478.0* 545.9 67.9
    810.6 (1.7)   647.0  
  Ministry Total Capital 1,104.9 (51.7)   976.6****  

Note: Amounts are rounded to the nearest one hundred thousand dollars and amounts less than fifty thousand dollars are shown as zero. Totals may not add due to this rounding.

Adjustments from Cash to Accrual - Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years was prepared in the Estimates on the modified-cash basis. Information is provided in the following notes on the adjustments that increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts to present them on the accrual basis in this reconciliation. The accrual presentation of the 2002-03 Estimates is not an official restatement; it is an approximation reflecting only the significant accrual adjustments as required to allow for a comparison between the 2003-04 and the 2002-03 Estimates on a consistent basis of accounting. (Note: adjustments of less than $0.05 million are not shown)

$ millions
A. (50.0) transfer payment adjustments for differences between when funds are flowed to transfer payment recipients (cash basis) and when the recipients fulfill their obligations under the transfer payment program (accrual basis)
B. (1.7) adjustment for differences between when payments are made to suppliers (cash basis) and when the goods and services are received (accrual basis)
(51.7) << Total Adjustments

* This is the estimated amount of amortization for 2002-03, had the 2002-03 Estimates been presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Amortization of tangible capital assets is recorded on the accrual basis of accounting. Amortization was not reflected on a cash basis in 2002-03.

** The amount of capital expense that would have been presented for 2002-03, had the 2002-03 Estimates been presented on the accrual basis of accounting, is not available.

*** The 2003-04 Estimate for this Item does not include $1,042 million of tangible capital assets, which is presented separately in the Estimates. The amount of tangible capital assets that would have been presented separately for 2002-03, had the 2002-03 Estimates been presented on the accrual basis of accounting, is $990 million. Tangible capital assets in the Ministry of Transportation are total investments in transportation infrastructure made by both the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

**** Ministry Total Capital for 2003-04 is $1,801.1 million, which is comprised of $976.6 million of capital expenses and $824.5 million of capital assets which can be attributed to the Ministry of Transportation.