MAIN HEADING: POLICY AND PLANNING - VOTE 2702

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The Policy and Planning Program oversees 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 for multimodal transportation systems and helps 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 Program 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
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Planning 30,022,400 32,155,500 (2,133,100) 22,004,399
2 Urban and Regional Transportation 436,297,900 421,094,900 15,203,000 388,313,512
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 466,320,300 453,250,400 13,069,900 410,317,911
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 466,321,300 453,251,400 13,069,900 410,317,911
  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 2,034,940,600 1,352,887,700 682,052,900 1,296,714,569
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,034,940,600 1,352,887,700 682,052,900 1,296,714,569
  Total Capital Expense 2,034,940,600 1,352,887,700 682,052,900 1,296,714,569



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     13,499,700
  Employee benefits     1,740,500
  Transportation and communication     522,200
  Services     13,872,800
  Supplies and equipment     388,200
  Subtotal     30,023,400
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     30,022,400
  Sub-Items:      
  Transit Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,613,400  
  Employee benefits   321,400  
  Transportation and communication   121,500  
  Services   1,501,500  
  Supplies and equipment   71,000  
  Subtotal   4,628,800  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000 4,627,800
  Transportation Policy Branch      
  Salaries and wages   3,710,900  
  Employee benefits   404,400  
  Transportation and communication   113,300  
  Services   1,647,000  
  Supplies and equipment   79,800 5,955,400
  Strategic Policy & Transportation Economics Branch      
  Salaries and wages   2,913,300  
  Employee benefits   351,300  
  Transportation and communication   92,200  
  Services   828,400  
  Supplies and equipment   96,700 4,281,900
  Transportation Planning Branch      
  Salaries and wages   4,262,100  
  Employee benefits   663,400  
  Transportation and communication   195,200  
  Services   9,895,900  
  Supplies and equipment   140,700 15,157,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     30,022,400
  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   318,000,000  
     PRESTO Operating Costs   23,184,000  
     Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentive Program   4,113,900  
     Metrolinx Operating Subsidies   91,000,000 436,297,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     436,297,900
  Total Operating Expense for Policy and Planning     466,321,300
  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   2,033,200,600  
     Municipal Marine Infrastructure   1,740,000 2,034,940,600
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     2,034,940,600
  Total Capital Expense for Policy and Planning     2,034,940,600