POLICY AND PLANNING - VOTE 2702

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POLICY AND PLANNING - VOTE 2702

The Policy and Planning Program is responsible for identifying and achieving Ontario's long-term, strategic transportation interests. Its primary focus is to plan and promote an efficient and sustainable multimodal transportation system throughout the province.

In consultation with key federal and municipal partners, the program undertakes multimodal transportation policy development and long-range transportation planning to ensure that all of the elements of the system (air, rail, road, marine and transit) work together effectively.

The program provides funding to support a multimodal transportation system and to help achieve provincial transportation related climate change objectives. It is responsible for managing the province's relationship with Crown Agencies accountable to the Minister of Transportation such as GO Transit and Metrolinx (formerly Greater Toronto Transportation Authority).

Additionally, the division works to advance Ontario's transportation priorities and interests by working with the federal government and other provinces on key areas of common interest.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Policy and Planning 17,970,300 15,897,600 2,072,700 14,183,745
2 Urban and Regional Transportation 387,370,500 382,130,400 5,240,100 562,632,221
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 405,340,800 398,028,000 7,312,800 576,815,966
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 405,341,800 398,029,000 7,312,800 576,815,966
  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 1,187,295,000 799,615,000 387,680,000 1,458,613,994
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,187,295,000 799,615,000 387,680,000 1,458,613,994
  Total Capital Expense 1,187,295,000 799,615,000 387,680,000 1,458,613,994



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     9,043,500
  Employee benefits     923,300
  Transportation and communication     283,700
  Services     7,412,600
  Supplies and equipment     308,200
  Subtotal     17,971,300
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     17,970,300
  Sub-Items:      
  Transit Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,509,100  
  Employee benefits   269,300  
  Transportation and communication   114,900  
  Services   2,436,700  
  Supplies and equipment   88,600  
  Subtotal   5,418,600  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000 5,417,600
  Transportation Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   3,796,300  
  Employee benefits   370,000  
  Transportation and communication   83,100  
  Services   3,335,100  
  Supplies and equipment   107,600 7,692,100
  Strategic Policy & Transportation Economics Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,738,100  
  Employee benefits   284,000  
  Transportation and communication   85,700  
  Services   1,640,800  
  Supplies and equipment   112,000 4,860,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     17,970,300
  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   43,200,000  
     Municipal Gas Tax Allocation   321,000,000  
     Greater Toronto Transportation Authority   8,800,000  
     Climate Change Initiatives   8,470,500  
     Greater Toronto Area Farecard Operating Costs   5,900,000 387,370,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     387,370,500
  Total Operating Expense for Policy and Planning     405,341,800
  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     5,084,100
  Transfer payments      
     Public Transit     1,178,795,000
  Subtotal     1,187,379,100
  Less: Recoveries     84,100
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,187,295,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Urban and Regional Transportation      
  Services   84,100  
  Transfer payments      
     Public Transit   1,178,795,000  
  Subtotal   1,178,879,100  
  Less: Recoveries   84,100 1,178,795,000
  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     1,187,295,000
  Total Capital Expense for Policy and Planning     1,187,295,000