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  • Sustainability Strategy
    of the planet in the lower atmosphere Carbon dioxide CO2 is the primary GHG It is believed that GHGs contribute to about two thirds of climate change High Occupancy Vehicle HOV Lanes are dedicated highway lanes that may be used only by vehicles with more than one occupant single occupant electric vehicles will also be permitted in Ontario s HOV lanes until 2015 HOV lanes offer users a faster more reliable commute easing congestion in regular lanes and moving more people in fewer vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS use technology to improve the overall function of the transportation system e g monitoring congestion levels and taking actions to respond like rerouting buses and providing information to travellers that will help them plan their routes Multimodal Transportation refers to combining more than one transportation mode to reach a destination e g cycling using public transit and walking Speed Limiters are devices that are installed on vehicles to keep them from exceeding a set number of kilometres per hour Sustainability refers to development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs Road Pricing is direct charging for the use of roads Some road pricing mechanisms include flat tolls fees for vehicle miles traveled and congestion pricing Transportation Demand Management TDM refers to a variety of strategies to improve travel choices reduce reliance on single occupant vehicles and help manage rush hour congestion Traveller s Road Information Portal TRIP is a web site that provides 24 7 365 access to the Ministry of Transportation s MTO road information on provincially maintained highways Top of page Table of Contents Letter from the Deputy Minister Introduction Why a Sustainability Strategy Our Approach Our Framework for Sustainability Achieving our Goals Conclusion Building on our Momentum

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/sustainability/strategy/words-and-terms.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Sustainability Strategy
    2005 http www mah gov on ca Page215 aspx Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Proposed Northern Growth Plan www placestogrow ca Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan www metrolinx com Ontario s Environmental Bill of Rights including MTO s Statement of Environmental Values www ebr gov on ca Environmental Commissioner of Ontario including annual reports to the Ontario Legislature www eco on ca Ontario Ministry of Transportation and its programs www mto gov on ca Download Sustainability inSight PDF 1 80 MB Download the Brochure PDF 440 KB Top of page Table of Contents Letter from the Deputy Minister Introduction Why a Sustainability Strategy Our Approach Our Framework for Sustainability Achieving our Goals Conclusion Building on our Momentum Acknowledgements Photo Credits Words and Terms Resources About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Vehicle Licensing Insurance Coverage for Seasonal Vehicles Accessible Parking Permit Alternative Vehicles Electric Vehicles Buying or Selling a Used Vehicle Personalized Plates Replacing Plates and Stickers Trucks and Buses Manuals and Guidelines Information Products and Services Tools and Links Public Transit Public Transit in Ontario GO Transit Presto Metrolinx Explore Government Ontario ca Premier of Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Attorney General

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/sustainability/strategy/resources.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Ministry of Transportation Service Commitment 2012 Road Construction Report
    service in 2011 MTO invited the Ministry of Finance s Internal Audit Branch to conduct a Business Process Review of the Medical Review Section The final report was received in April 2012 In addition to implementing many of the audit s recommendations MTO has been modernizing the medical review program We are changing the way we do business to improve customer service and prepare for the demands of the future through the following Improving our medical reporting forms so doctors send us better and more concise information Continuing to work with staff to maximize the use of technology for faster more efficient case processing Developing electronic reporting for doctors to report drivers with a medical condition that makes them unfit to drive a motor vehicle MTO Service Commitment Service Commitment Corridor Management Permit Applications Gas Tax Program Medical Review International Registration Plan Road Construction Report Road Test Appointment Booking Snow and Ice Control Winter Road Conditions Wolfe Island Glenora Ferry Services Related Links Drivers and Vehicles Highway Corridor Management Highway Management Traveller s Road Information TRIP Winter Road Conditions Feedback Form About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Vehicle Licensing Insurance Coverage for Seasonal Vehicles Accessible Parking Permit Alternative

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/service-commitment/medical-review-report-2012.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Ministry of Transportation Service Commitment 2011 Road Construction Report
    cases which result in suspensions MTO met the service commitment 93 of the time When MTO needs to seek the advice of others physicians professional driver fitness assessors it takes more time to complete the case review Action to Address Performance Issues Realign staff to target specific workload areas where required Maximize use of technology to facilitate quicker more efficient case processing Ongoing work with staff to ensure efficient and sound decision making MTO Service Commitment Service Commitment Corridor Management Permit Applications Gas Tax Program Medical Review International Registration Plan Road Construction Report Road Test Appointment Booking Snow and Ice Control Winter Road Conditions Wolfe Island Glenora Ferry Services Related Links Drivers and Vehicles Highway Corridor Management Highway Management Traveller s Road Information TRIP Winter Road Conditions Feedback Form About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Vehicle Licensing Insurance Coverage for Seasonal Vehicles Accessible Parking Permit Alternative Vehicles Electric Vehicles Buying or Selling a Used Vehicle Personalized Plates Replacing Plates and Stickers Trucks and Buses Manuals and Guidelines Information Products and Services Tools and Links Public Transit Public Transit in Ontario GO Transit Presto Metrolinx Explore Government Ontario ca Premier of Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/service-commitment/medical-review-report-2011.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Evaluation of Drainage Management Software
    requiring an approval by MTO Detailed Evaluations MTO has initiated a process for conducting detailed evaluations of drainage software The reviews look at the capabilities of the different programs their functionality and the requirements for their use in the analysis and design of drainage facilities for MTO projects or projects requiring an approval by MTO The detailed reviews for software evaluated to date are included on this site The assessment of acceptability of a computer model for MTO is based on the acceptability criteria described in the MTO Drainage Management Manual DMM 1997 Please refer to the MTO DMM for details Requirements for Submissions to MTO Submission requirements when using software already evaluated by MTO are as indicated in the detailed review Submissions to MTO using programs not yet evaluated by MTO require a summary of the program theory and it s applicability to Ontario conditions as well as the input and output summaries necessary to support the design analysis Please refer to the software acceptability criteria in MTO DMM 1997 Alphabetical Listing of Software A search of available software was conducted as part of the evaluation process An alphabetical listing of software including a brief description of each program

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/drainage/software/index.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Ontario, Ministry of Transportation,Guidelines for Municipal Official Plan Preparation and Review"
    Ontario s quality of life a strong economy and a clean and healthy environment for all citizens of the province and their communities In order to ensure that provincial transportation interests are communicated and incorporated into local official plans and other planning documents to the satisfaction of all parties involved it is in the interest of good land use planning that MTO be involved in the early stages of municipal land use planning processes and the development of municipal plans The Ministry also participates in land use planning by providing policy direction guidance and technical advice to municipalities though the provincial One Window Provincial Planning Service and through participation on technical advisory committees As part of the One Window Provincial process MTO provides comments on official plans secondary plans transportation master plans and similar plans to ensure the transportation policies in the plans are consistent with current legislation provincial plans and guidelines where applicable Refer to Part 2 Transportation Planning Policies and Guidelines for more details MTO also provides comments on all development applications subdivisions consents zoning amendments etc within its permit control authority under the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act PTHIA Typically MTO s comments are specific to highway access technical matters and other permit related issues and conditions Refer to Part 3 Specific Policies and Standards for Impacts on the Provincial Transportation System of the Guidelines for more details 1 3 How is MTO involved in the Circulation and Review of Municipal Plans Through the One Window Planning process the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing MMAH notifies its partner ministries including MTO of a municipality s intent to commence the OP process MTO then has the opportunity to advise the municipality of the MTO interests that should be addressed in the plan and to suggest necessary

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/management/corridor/municipal-guideline/index.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Ontario, Ministry of Transportation,Guidelines for Traffic Impact Studies"
    about the type amount and patterns of traffic expected to be produced from and attracted to the site MTO staff are available for pre submission communication to confirm key assumptions and parameters through the Regional Planning and Design Section referred to as Corridor Management office in Central Region only Depending upon the complexity of the proposed development this may reduce or negate the need for study revisions following submission of the completed study A list of possible discussion items is attached for reference For clarification on any matters related to the submission contact the appropriate Regional Planning and Design Section Corridor Management Section in Central Region only provided below For services in French contact HSBTrafficOffice ontario ca Northwestern Region 1 807 473 2000 or 1 800 465 5034 Northeastern Region 1 705 472 7900 or 1 800 461 9547 Eastern Region 1 613 544 2200 or 1 800 267 0295 Central Region 1 416 235 5385 Southwestern Region1 519 873 4100 It is the proponent s responsibility to retain a qualified transportation consultant experienced in the preparation of TISs Effective January 1 2010 all TISs shall be undertaken by a firm approved under the Ministry of Transportation s consultant Registry Appraisal and Qualification System RAQS under the Traffic Impact Analysis specialty category Also effective January 1 2010 TISs shall be signed and stamped by a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of Ontario taking responsibility for the TIS contents MTO will accept the use of Highway Capacity Software HCS 2000 and Synchro Sim Traffic Simulation Software Version 5 or higher for intersection capacity operational analysis The consultant will require prior approval from MTO to use any software other than those listed above and may be requested to submit an electronic copy of the files If the proposed development directly impacts

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/management/corridor/tis-guideline/index.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Commercial Signage
    of vegetation adjacent to the highway right of way requires the permission of the land owner Each sign authorized by a permit shall be maintained in a condition satisfactory to the Ministry Failure to maintain the sign s in a satisfactory condition shall result in the cancellation of this permit Each sign shall be subject to the payment of fees as set by the Ministry from time to time Failure to pay the prescribed fee shall result in the cancellation of the permit During construction of the sign the owner shall ensure that the operation of the highway is not interfered with and that the right of way remains free of debris earth or other material The permit for a Billboard sign located on the highway right of way expires 5 years from the date of issue at which time a new application must be made If there is an expiry date named on a permit and a further term is required an application for renewal of the permit shall be made to the Ministry before the expiry date of this permit An extension of the expiry date may be approved or approved with additional conditions or denied by the Ministry If a permit expires and is not renewed all works constructed maintained or operated under the permit if the Ministry so requests shall be removed at no cost to the Ministry A sign permit may be cancelled at any time for breach of the regulations or conditions of this permit or for such other reason as the Ministry at its sole discretion deems proper If during the life of a permit any Acts are passed or regulations adopted which affect the rights herein granted the said Acts and regulations shall be applicable to this permit from the date on

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/management/corridor/signs.shtml (2014-08-11)
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