POLICY AND PLANNING - VOTE 2702

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POLICY AND PLANNING - VOTE 2702

The primary focus of the Policy and Planning Program is to plan and promote a safe, efficient and sustainable multi-modal transportation system. This includes a transit network that supports strong communities, an enhanced quality of life and a healthy economy. To achieve this, the program provides leadership in setting strategic policy direction for the ministry as part of its integrated long-term planning, and works to enable a supportive policy and regulatory environment.

The program also focuses on reducing traffic congestion through the promotion of public transit, and the movement of people and goods along our highways and our border crossings. The program has established the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA) to create a seamless and more convenient transportation network. It is also developing a goods movement strategy for the province, integrated with the ministry's border initiatives. The program manages the ministry's inter-provincial and bilateral negotiations with the federal government on a range of transportation related issues, including the implementation of federal investment programs.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Planning 14,110,600 13,961,500 149,100 12,673,359
2 Urban and Regional Transportation 359,000,000 764,124,000 (405,124,000) 468,676,322
  Total Including Special Warrants 373,110,600 778,085,500 (404,974,900) 481,349,681
Less: Special Warrants 106,300,000 - 106,300,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 266,810,600 778,085,500 (511,274,900) 481,349,681
Special Warrants 106,300,000 - 106,300,000 -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Operating Expense 373,111,600 778,085,500 (404,973,900) 481,349,681
  OPERATING ASSETS        
4 Urban and Regional Transportation 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Urban and Regional Transportation 523,123,000 815,786,600 (292,663,600) 1,276,898,853
  Total Including Special Warrants 523,123,000 815,786,600 (292,663,600) 1,276,898,853
Less: Special Warrants 229,000,000 - 229,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 294,123,000 815,786,600 (521,663,600) 1,276,898,853
Special Warrants 229,000,000 - 229,000,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 523,123,000 815,786,600 (292,663,600) 1,276,898,853



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2702-1 Policy and Planning      
  Salaries and wages     8,633,300
  Employee benefits     914,200
  Transportation and communication     234,200
  Services     4,201,400
  Supplies and equipment     128,500
  Subtotal     14,111,600
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense     14,110,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Urban & Rural Infrastructure Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,419,300  
  Employee benefits   271,200  
  Transportation and communication   92,200  
  Services   816,800  
  Supplies and equipment   35,300  
  Subtotal   3,634,800  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000 3,633,800
  Modal Policy & Partnerships      
  Salaries and wages   3,642,800  
  Employee benefits   371,000  
  Transportation and communication   69,600  
  Services   2,047,100  
  Supplies and equipment   47,200 6,177,700
  Transportation Planning      
  Services   859,000 859,000
  Strategic Policy      
  Salaries and wages   2,571,200  
  Employee benefits   272,000  
  Transportation and communication   72,400  
  Services   478,500  
  Supplies and equipment   46,000 3,440,100
  Total Operating Expense     14,110,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
2702-2 Urban and Regional Transportation      
  Transfer payments      
     GO Transit Operating Subsidies   41,000,000  
     Municipal Gas Tax Allocation   313,000,000  
     Greater Toronto Transportation Authority   5,000,000 359,000,000
  Total Operating Expense     359,000,000
  Total Operating Expense for Policy and Planning     373,111,600
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2702-4 Urban and Regional Transportation      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Policy and Planning     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2702-3 Urban and Regional Transportation      
  Salaries and wages     3,100,000
  Employee benefits     400,000
  Services     180,700
  Transfer payments      
     Public Transit     519,623,000
  Subtotal     523,303,700
  Less: Recoveries     180,700
  Total Capital Expense     523,123,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Urban and Regional Transportation      
  Services   180,700  
  Transfer payments      
     Public Transit   519,623,000  
  Subtotal   519,803,700  
  Less: Recoveries   180,700 519,623,000
  Transportation Planning      
  Salaries and wages   3,100,000  
  Employee benefits   400,000 3,500,000
  Total Capital Expense     523,123,000
  Total Capital Expense for Policy and Planning     523,123,000