POLICY AND PLANNING - VOTE 2702

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POLICY AND PLANNING - VOTE 2702

The Policy and Planning Program is responsible for identifying the long-term, strategic interests of the province with respect to Ontario's transportation systems; and for developing and implementing policies, plans, programs and investments necessary to achieve that interest.

The primary focus of the program is to plan and promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system. The program undertakes long-range transportation planning to ensure that all of the elements of the province's transportation system (air, rail, roads, marine and transit) work together effectively.

The program is also responsible for regulating the areas of Ontario's transportation system that are run by the province, including the management of GO Transit and managing the province's relationship with Metrolinx (formerly Greater Toronto Transportation Authority).

Additionally, the Policy and Planning Program represents Ontario's interests in the regulation and development of transportation in consultation with key federal and municipal partners and stakeholders in the air, rail and marine sectors, municipal transit and the municipal road system.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Planning 15,897,600 14,110,600 1,787,000 10,240,780
2 Urban and Regional Transportation 382,130,400 364,000,000 18,130,400 694,928,860
  Total Including Special Warrants 398,028,000 378,110,600 19,917,400 705,169,640
Less: Special Warrants - 106,300,000 (106,300,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 398,028,000 271,810,600 126,217,400 705,169,640
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 398,029,000 378,111,600 19,917,400 705,169,640
  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 799,615,000 1,188,123,000 (388,508,000) 1,272,358,858
  Total Including Special Warrants 799,615,000 1,188,123,000 (388,508,000) 1,272,358,858
Less: Special Warrants - 229,000,000 (229,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 799,615,000 959,123,000 (159,508,000) 1,272,358,858
Special Warrants - 229,000,000 (229,000,000) -
  Total Capital Expense 799,615,000 1,188,123,000 (388,508,000) 1,272,358,858



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     8,517,000
  Employee benefits     893,900
  Transportation and communication     231,000
  Services     6,125,600
  Supplies and equipment     131,100
  Subtotal     15,898,600
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     15,897,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Transit Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,177,000  
  Employee benefits   235,500  
  Transportation and communication   91,900  
  Services   1,698,300  
  Supplies and equipment   35,900  
  Subtotal   4,238,600  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000 4,237,600
  Transportation Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   3,773,900  
  Employee benefits   380,900  
  Transportation and communication   71,700  
  Services   3,259,700  
  Supplies and equipment   51,300 7,537,500
  Strategic Policy & Transportation Economics Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,566,100  
  Employee benefits   277,500  
  Transportation and communication   67,400  
  Services   1,167,600  
  Supplies and equipment   43,900 4,122,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     15,897,600
  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   44,900,000  
     Municipal Gas Tax Allocation   314,000,000  
     Greater Toronto Transportation Authority   14,700,400  
     Climate Change Initiatives   4,750,000  
     Greater Toronto Area Farecard Operating Costs   3,780,000 382,130,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     382,130,400
  Total Operating Expense for Policy and Planning     398,029,000
  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     5,180,700
  Transfer payments      
     Public Transit     791,115,000
  Subtotal     799,795,700
  Less: Recoveries     180,700
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     799,615,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Urban and Regional Transportation      
  Services   180,700  
  Transfer payments      
     Public Transit   791,115,000  
  Subtotal   791,295,700  
  Less: Recoveries   180,700 791,115,000
  Transportation Planning      
  Salaries and wages   3,100,000  
  Employee benefits   400,000  
  Services   5,000,000 8,500,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     799,615,000
  Total Capital Expense for Policy and Planning     799,615,000