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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 Metrolinx, which includes GO Transit.

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
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Planning 32,155,500 26,470,300 5,685,200 25,153,423
2 Urban and Regional Transportation 421,094,900 387,370,500 33,724,400 394,921,455
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 453,250,400 413,840,800 39,409,600 420,074,878
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 453,251,400 413,841,800 39,409,600 420,074,878
  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 1,352,887,700 1,178,795,000 174,092,700 800,888,111
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,352,887,700 1,178,795,000 174,092,700 800,888,111
  Total Capital Expense 1,352,887,700 1,178,795,000 174,092,700 800,888,111



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     13,302,600
  Employee benefits     1,338,900
  Transportation and communication     612,700
  Services     16,514,100
  Supplies and equipment     388,200
  Subtotal     32,156,500
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     32,155,500
  Sub-Items:      
  Transit Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,519,800  
  Employee benefits   249,600  
  Transportation and communication   120,300  
  Services   1,574,100  
  Supplies and equipment   69,400  
  Subtotal   4,533,200  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000 4,532,200
  Transportation Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   3,789,500  
  Employee benefits   314,200  
  Transportation and communication   198,500  
  Services   1,793,000  
  Supplies and equipment   79,000 6,174,200
  Strategic Policy & Transportation Economics Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,811,300  
  Employee benefits   265,900  
  Transportation and communication   91,000  
  Services   886,700  
  Supplies and equipment   95,200 4,150,100
  Transportation Planning Branch      
  Salaries and wages   4,182,000  
  Employee benefits   509,200  
  Transportation and communication   202,900  
  Services   12,260,300  
  Supplies and equipment   144,600 17,299,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     32,155,500
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
2702-2 Urban and Regional Transportation      
  Transfer payments      
     Municipal Gas Tax Allocation   321,000,000  
     Greater Toronto Area Farecard Operating Costs   14,368,000  
     Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentive Program   2,126,900  
     Metrolinx Operating Subsidies   83,600,000 421,094,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     421,094,900
  Total Operating Expense for Policy and Planning     453,251,400
  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      
  Transfer payments      
     Public Transit     1,352,887,700
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,352,887,700
  Total Capital Expense for Policy and Planning     1,352,887,700