The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is plagued by “transit deserts,” pockets in Scarborough, Etobicoke and elsewhere where numerous low-income citizens are unable to participate equitably in city activities because of poor access, delegates attending a recent Toronto transportation conference were told.
It’s a problem exacerbated by the province’s major infrastructure gap and by the fact that transit planners and politicians do not have adequate standards to follow as they make decisions to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on new projects.
So says Steven Farber, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto, who identified significant policy gaps during a presentation at a Transport Futures event. Continue to article.
For more information on transportation equity research, see also the Mobilizing Justice website.
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- Farber explains “transportation poverty” in Global News TV interview