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  • Year end budget announcement - 2007
    Sound 122 063 65 Peel 114 411 59 Pembroke 6 517 91 Perth East 2 630 77 Peterborough City 1 264 696 25 Peterborough County 1 102 73 Point Edward 7 064 43 Port colborne 2 423 26 Port Hope Town 23 202 93 Quinte West 5 475 20 Renfrew 9 895 27 Sarnia 483 816 33 Sault Ste Marie 853 483 75 Schreiber 1 099 75 St Catharines 2 212 006 23 St Marys 5 617 75 St Thomas 182 597 40 Stratford 302 351 79 Sudbury Greater 2 151 673 65 Temiskaming Shores 44 792 41 Thorold 81 649 64 Thunder Bay 1 616 312 69 Timmins 406 443 02 Toronto 222 594 978 73 Trent Hills 1 893 29 Waterloo Region 6 521 216 35 Welland 190 780 34 West Elgin 776 92 West Perth was Mitchell 3 014 00 Windsor 3 047 999 86 Woodstock 131 637 60 York Region 7 736 096 15 TOTAL 351 478 800 00 Durham Planning Program Municipality Total Payment Durham Region 2 500 000 00 Ontario Transit Technology and Infrastructure Program Municipality Total Payment City of Toronto 206 799 700 00 City of Toronto 3 200 000 00 City of Windsor 1 000 000 00 Region of Waterloo 400 000 00 City of Pickering 291 500 00 City of Burlington 231 000 00 Total 211 922 200 00 Connecting Links Municipality Total Payment Aylmer 96 734 60 Brantford 33 750 00 Central Huron Clinton 36 224 35 Chatham Kent 401 250 00 Chatham Kent 1 226 250 00 Chatsworth 10 306 93 City of Barrie 187 500 00 City of Barrie 187 500 00 City of Barrie 401 250 00 City of Cornwall 20 302 50 City of Cornwall 131 250 00 City of Cornwall 38 906 25 City of Dryden 295 269 00 City of Dryden 90 000 00 City of Elliot Lake 289 500 00 City of Elliot Lake 1 377 000 00 City of Kawartha Lakes 270 000 00 City of Pembroke 31 169 98 City of Sault Ste Marie 496 500 00 City of Sault Ste Marie 624 750 00 City of Sault Ste Marie 233 673 28 City of Timmins 90 000 00 City of Timmins 322 327 00 County of Prince Edward 631 800 00 Goderich 130 500 00 Goderich 27 000 00 Goderich 594 000 00 Guelph 281 250 00 Haldimand County Dunnville 71 384 33 Lambton Shores Forest 216 000 00 Loyalist Township 56 870 00 Meaford 1 377 000 00 Municipality of Centre Hastings 228 800 00 Municipality of Centre Hastings 533 500 00 Municipality of Marmora and Lake 130 334 45 Municipality of Tweed 176 000 00 Municipality of West Nipissing 990 000 00 Municipality of West Perth Mitchell 54 000 00 Owen Sound 187 500 00 Saugeen Shores Port Elgin 158 458 10 Stratford 518 005 74 Stratford 71 250 00 Stratford 476 250 00 Tillsonburg 121 500 00 Tillsonburg 49 500 00 Town of Blue Mountains 45 000

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/budget2007.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Moving Forward with Intelligence
    Ontarian s deserve To do this we must refine our model of how transportation systems work and organizations interact Transportation solutions such as Ontario s COMPASS traffic management system provide tremendous benefits such as reduced travel times increased use of capacity and improved road safety But we can do better We can operate all roads as a single transportation network We can make transit an integral part of moving commuters in major urban centres to support urban growth management We can integrate transit maintenance operations and emergency services in with our general traffic management processes We can work better with our partners taking advantage of the shared skill sets and synergy that teams offer us By overcoming the organizational constraints to integrated operations we can take advantage of new technology Moving Forward with Intelligence Ontario s Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy focuses on four key areas Reducing urban congestion and commuting times supporting transit and improved transportation management to address the impact of growth in the GTA and urban Ontario Making border crossings more effective supporting continued growth in the movement of people and goods and minimizing the impact on local communities Improving vehicle and passenger safety taking advantage of new

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/its/strategy.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Review of Customer Service - Highway 407 ETR
    the 407 ETR conceded that it has technical problems because of metallic windshields This is particularly disconcerting given the company has regularly resorted to the right to have the Registrar of Motor Vehicles deny plate renewals to those who have not paid their bills In my opinion there were enough questions about the faulty technology and technical glitches that the situation warrants further inspection The problems and difficulties that customers say begin with the 407 ETR s technology continues and accelerates when consumers choose to question the company s billings do not pay their bills on time or simply refuse to pay for incorrect billings Although there is a first level of customer service response to complaints however imperfect the company doesn t seem to offer a second tier to deal with billing problems There does not appear to be an effective mechanism to deal with disputes or an escalation process in place to ensure a satisfactory resolution There was evidence that overdue bills were automatically sent to a collection agency CBCL this occurred sometimes unbeknownst to the driver All too often I heard from someone who used the 407 ETR not received a bill then a collection agency was on the phone demanding monies the person wasn t aware were past their due date For this investigative review as for every set of public hearings there is always the question of how representative of the total users are those who come forward to express a concern The 407 ETR has already publicly stated and no doubt will continue to state that the number of complaints is relatively small given the number of people who are served by the highway Indeed when compared with the over all number of users of the highway that may be true However the critical point to be noted is that it is not acceptable in this Province for so many customers to be left so dissatisfied with the manner in which the operator of a vital toll highway dealt with them The types of problems that I heard described to me appear to be capable of systemic resolution and I believe that efforts should be made to effectively deal with them Top of page 5 Recommendations One of the most gratifying aspects of my investigative review was seeing the hope and faith that Ontarians have placed in their elected officials to do everything they can so consumers will be given the responsible responsive and respectful service they deserve for using a highway for which they have and continue to pay Based on the very helpful advice that I received from the Ontario public as well as my own research and reflections I am pleased to bring forward a series of recommendations Some of the recommendations focus specifically on the 407 ETR while others deal with broader issues such as harassment by collection agencies using recorded messages and automatic dial up Some are within the purview of the Province to act on its own while others require the cooperation of the 407 ETR Recommendation 1 Appoint an 407 ETR Highway Ombudsman An Ombudsman should be appointed to resolve customer service issues which cannot be settled directly with the 407 ETR Members of the public should have their disputes over 407 ETR billing practices heard in a fair and timely manner by an Ombudsman As a first and critical starting point it is essential that consumers who use the 407 ETR receive an effective opportunity to be heard and dispute their charges This includes a timely response to complaints the right to have disputes resolved by an independent party and the right to be free from punitive actions until the dispute is resolved Recommendation 2 No Collection Efforts While a Bill is in Dispute The Minister should recommend appropriate changes so that no collection efforts are made while a bill is in dispute It should also be recommended that a repayment plan exist to assist users with significant arrears who would otherwise suffer hardship through Licence Plate Denial Recommendation 3 Outlaw Harassing Automated Collection Agency Phone Calls Collection agencies should not be permitted to contact customers or report unpaid debt to Consumer Reporting Agencies e g Equifax while a 407 ETR bill is in dispute Recommendation 4 Affordable Tolls for Truckers That tolls be reduced for trucks and other heavy vehicles such as buses As professional trucking companies truck drivers and ordinary drivers have told us part of the original intent in building the 407 ETR toll highway was to divert truck traffic and other large vehicles away from Highway 401 This has not happened due to the high cost of tolls and their negative impact on the very competitive trucking industry Recommendation 5 Lower Late Fees and Service Charges That administration fees be lowered to be fair reasonable and reflect actual costs of the purpose of that fee Administration fees are too high and represent both a hidden charge and a disproportionately large part of the bill for using the highway In the case of short trips the administrative fee can actually be higher than the toll Recommendation 6 Appoint an Independent Auditor to Verify 407 ETR Systems The province should appoint and direct an independent auditor to make sure the 407 ETR s systems are working properly This would help address customer complaints about incorrect billing statements At the heart of the 407 ETR billing system lies the technology that monitors and tracks vehicle usage of the highway as well as owner identification There is evidence that in too many cases this technology is apparently not working accurately Top of page Appendix A Terms of Reference 407 ETR Task Force Mike Colle the MPP for Eglinton Lawrence is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance He was appointed by Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar on November 12 2004 to lead a task force on the 407 ETR Purpose To consult with the public regarding the 407 ETR prior to the renegotiation of the tolling

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/colle407/ (2014-08-11)
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  • MTO 2010-2011 Accessibility - Introduction
    calculations not in the actual kilowatts used Natural Resources Canada reviews and releases revised emissions factors each year The electricity used per inspection decreased for the third straight year this time by an additional 22 and an overall decrease from 2008 by 55 Although the number of truck inspections conducted by the Ministry of Transportation has increased each year to keep Ontario s roads safe the amount of electricity utilized has reduced for each year that statistics have been available In 2008 it took 36 8 kilowatts of electricity per inspection in 2010 this was reduced to 23 8 kilowatts per inspection Energy Conservation Measures including renewables Target Class Facilities In 2010 and 2011 MTO invested 162 000 in renewable energy devices at two Truck Inspection Stations In 2010 a 6 kw windmill solar panel system was installed at the Sarnia Truck Inspection Station and in 2011 a 10kw rooftop solar panel system was installed at the Windsor Truck Inspection Station These systems are designed to provide power to the Truck Inspection Station first with any excess power fed into the provincial grid At times when alternative power is not available for the facility s requirements power is drawn from the grid However sometimes more power is generated than is needed and this excess power is fed into Ontario s power grid lessening the province s need to generate power from less green sources Other initiatives implemented at Truck Inspection Stations include converting electric heat to natural gas or propane applying solar film to windows and installing timers on lighting devices New Truck Inspection Stations are being built with energy conservation features The Putnam South Truck Inspection Station was constructed using energy efficient lighting including LED lights with dimmer switches fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps Separate switches were installed where possible to allow for maximum control of lighting intensity There are no incandescent lamps in the facility Heating and cooling is primary obtained through the use of geothermal heat pumps The building has been pre ducted to allow for easy installation of solar panels in the future as funding permits All entrances have doubled entry doors to improve heating and air conditioning efficiency Road User Safety Division Central Region has established a Green Team comprised of management representatives and employees who meet on a regular basis to identify new energy conservation ideas An initiative currently under development is an energy savings competition between Truck Inspection Stations Non Target Class Facilities The Ministry of Transportation encourages the operators of the Patrol Yards to conserve energy These contractors are required to obtain ISO registration Demonstrated energy savings is one aspect of obtaining ISO certification Conservation Forecasting and Long Term Plan This report has been prepared to retroactively report on energy consumption at Target Class facilities for the calendar years 2006 to 2010 As per the requirements of the Ontario Facilities Energy Reporting Directive a second report will be prepared to report on energy consumption for 2011 and 2012 This subsequent report will

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/energy/report-energy-31-12-2010.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • MTO 2010-2011 Accessibility - Introduction
    system that will prevent back ups onto Highway 401 The sites include booths for officers to be stationed outside recessed inspection lanes 12 truck bays and a large triage area allowing effective screening and inspections on those vehicles that have a higher likelihood of non compliance Employee safety has been enhanced in the building and inspection lanes including more functional and efficient work space for officers to conduct their duties and improved illumination including increased lighting for officer safety and better visibility for night time inspections To lessen the impact of the increased illumination and decrease maintenance requirements given their longer life more efficient LED lighting is being installed on bollards and pole mounted luminaires Geothermal heating and cooling was provided for the heating and cooling systems of both buildings Foyers were designed into the floor plan to minimize airflow on exterior doors Buildings are pre ducted from outside small electrical manholes underground into the electrical room to facilitate future solar panel installation permitting maximum sizing of solar panels as ground mount units 3 0 Reporting Framework Fuel Types Ministries are required to report GHG emissions tonnes eCO2 is the common measurement Emissions at MTO Target Class Facilities are derived from a variety of energy fuel types Electricity Natural Gas Propane Each fuel type emits different levels of emissions Some fuel types burn cleaner than others Some are burned on site such as natural gas while electricity is generated remotely and distributed to the site Although it is impossible to accurately depict the direct emissions for each individual site Environment Canada provides guidance in the form of Emission Factors EF that can be used to estimate a building s emissions on fuel consumption IO has a diverse portfolio which reports on all of these fuel types Electricity remains the largest energy type consumed followed by natural gas GHG Calculations Energy use by a building results in the emission of greenhouse gases Each of the energy types has a defined amount of greenhouse gas that is released per unit of energy consumed In the case of a fuel that is consumed within the building such as burning natural gas or fuel oil to heat a building carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is released as a direct output of the combustion process In the case of energy that is sourced from the electricity grid or from a district energy plant hot water and steam it is the processes that are used in the creation and transmission of those utilities that releases GHG This GHG output is expressed as an emission factor for that particular utility or energy type To calculate GHG the consumption needs to be first converted to the common unit for the energy type Once this has been done the consumption is multiplied by the emission factor to get the resultant GHG Utility Consumption x Emission Factor GHG emissions Example To calculate GHG emissions for 5000 litres of propane 5000 litres x 0 001544 t eCO2 litre 7 72

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/energy/report-energy-2011-2012.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Senior Driver Education
    English Greek Punjabi Arabic Gujarati Russian Chinese Simplified Italian Spanish Chinese Traditional Korean Tamil Farsi Polish Urdu French Portuguese Vietnamese To view PDF files you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader Related Links Impaired Driving DriveTest Driver Examination Centres Driver s Handbook Online Accessible Parking Permit Ministry Online Services Senior s Guide 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

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/senior/senior.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Vehicle Impoundment Program - It's Your Vehicle, Your Responsibility
    valid response A valid response means that the driver s licence is not under suspension is not expired or has not been cancelled Effective December 2002 this verification includes whether a driver has an ignition interlock condition on his or her driver s licence Q A 7 Day Vehicle Impoundment Programs What are the 7 Day Vehicle Impoundment Programs Under the Road Safety Act 2009 three new seven day vehicle impoundments are effective December 1 2010 These are in addition to the 7 day impoundment for drivers engaged in a race stunt or contest on Ontario s roads and include Drivers caught driving with a driver s licence that is already under specific HTA suspension s including those related to default of family support failure to complete remedial measures warn range 0 05 0 08 Blood Alcohol Concentration Novice Driver Escalating Sanctions Program demerit point accumulations and careless driving but not including suspensions for defaulted fines or medical conditions Drivers required to have a vehicle ignition interlock device and are found driving without such a device and Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration BAC over 08 or who fail refuse to comply with a demand made by a police officer under S 254 of the Criminal Code Who can have their vehicle impounded Vehicle impoundment will apply to drivers suspended under Ontario s Highway Traffic Act and its regulations Drivers licensed in Ontario unlicensed drivers and drivers who are licensed by an out of province jurisdiction and are suspended from driving in Ontario are subject to impoundment Similarly vehicle impoundment will apply to drivers with an ignition interlock condition under Ontario s Highway Traffic Act and its regulations All drivers regardless of licensing jurisdiction or status are subject to impoundment under the new legislation if they are caught driving with a BAC over 80 mg or refuse to comply with a demand made by an officer under the Criminal Code Why is the government introducing these new impoundments There is a growing problem of suspended drivers who are continuing to drive Based on a review of Ontario data it was determined that approximately 2 000 fatal and injury crashes occur each year involving unlicensed drivers unlicensed being expired never licensed or suspended revoked A 2005 U S study estimated that as many as three quarters of suspended and revoked drivers continue to drive Although they apparently drive less often they are overrepresented in subsequent violations and are greatly overrepresented in fatal crashes Do these 7 day vehicle impoundments create additional revenue for the government Vehicle impoundment is an added sanction to the existing penalties Payments for the associated costs towing and storage are not paid to the government It is estimated that as many as three quarters of suspended drivers continue to drive These drivers are much more likely to be involved in hit and run collisions Drivers suspended for reasons other than Criminal Code related offences are five times more likely to attempt to flee the scene of a

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/vip/responsibility.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Impaired Driving - Ignition Interlock
    does not apply for removal of the licence condition it will remain on the licence As long as the condition remains on the licence the driver will only be able to drive vehicles that are equipped with an approved ignition interlock device or be subject to penalties under the Highway Traffic Act Drivers Suspended for Registering in the Warn Range effective May 1 2009 Drivers who are suspended for registering a blood alcohol concentration BAC of 0 05 to 0 08 three or more times in a five year period do not need to apply to the Ministry of Transportation to have the condition removed from their licence If the driver has completed the minimum 6 month period without any program violations tampering with the interlock device driving a vehicle without one installed or missing an appointment with the interlock service provider the ignition interlock condition will be removed Violations during the installation period will be reported and will result in extending the amount of time the licence will be subject to an ignition interlock condition Top of page What are the penalties for not complying with the ignition interlock program Drivers who have an ignition interlock installed by the service provider are required to sign a participant agreement acknowledging the terms and conditions of the installation Drivers who operate a motor vehicle in violation of an ignition interlock licence condition will have their vehicle impounded by police for a period of 7 days and may be subject to further charges under the Criminal Code Canada CCC or Highway Traffic Act HTA Those who drive while their licence is suspended for a CCC conviction will have their vehicle impounded for a period of 45 days for a first impoundment 90 days for a second impoundment and 180 days for a third or subsequent impoundment and may be charged with a further offence under the CCC or HTA Ignition Interlock violations for tampering missed appointments or driving without a device will be reported to the Ministry of Transportation This includes Highway Traffic Act convictions and reports of tampering from the service provider Program violations will increase the amount of time the condition remains on the licence Drivers convicted of driving without an ignition interlock or for tampering with the device will face fines under the Highway Traffic Act ranging from 200 20 000 for commercial vehicles 200 1 000 for other motor vehicles Vehicle owners who knowingly allow a person with an ignition interlock condition to drive their vehicle may also be convicted under the Highway Traffic Act Top of page Who pays the cost of an ignition interlock device Drivers subject to an ignition interlock condition are responsible for all installation and maintenance costs for the device The service provider will provide related information including fees when a driver registers for the program For installation information and costs please call one of Ontario s approved Service Providers 1 A LifeSafer of Canada Inc at 1 888 769 6080 ALCOLOCK Canada

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/interlock.shtml (2014-08-11)
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