FAST Principles

FAST exists to EDUCATE and ADVOCATE

We seek to inform the people of the GTA on the benefits of SmartTrack:

  • To build awareness and understanding of Regional Express Rail and how it could quickly and dramatically improve Toronto’s transit
  • Much of the needed infrastructure is already in place
  • SmartTrack can be built much more quickly than the other proposed lines
  • Substantial funding from Ottawa and Queen’s Park is already promised
  • Analysts believe SmartTrack’s operating costs can be covered by fares from Day 1
  • Regional Express Rail is an important transit option in cities like London and Paris

We seek to advocate not only that SmartTrack is built, but built properly:

  • Decisions must be based on sound data, on costs, financing, routes, infrastructure and operations
  • Affected communities and neighbourhoods must be thoroughly engaged, consulted and respected
  • Critical feedback, detailed analysis and wide input are welcomed
  • There must by independent, third-party analysis and verification of financing, cost estimates and timelines
  • Issues of concern such as Tax Increment Financing, the proposed new Eglinton corridor, and Union Station capacity, must all be properly analyzed and resolved based upon sound planning and engineering principles, coupled with community input
  • SmartTrack must be appropriately integrated with broader transit planning to ensure it is a complement to other proposed projects

SMARTFACTS

DID YOU KNOW…?

Approximately 90% of SmartTrack would run along corridors that are already in public hands, so it will not displace any existing roadways.

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