Transportation Services Budget
Transportation Services strives to be a leader in providing safe, efficient and effective transportation solutions to serve the needs of Toronto residents, businesses and visitors in an environmentally, socially and economically prudent manner through planning, engineering, designing, maintaining and operating the City’s municipal transportation system. Transportation Services delivers the following services:
- Road and Sidewalk Management
- Transportation Safety and Operations
- Permits and Applications
Transportation Services maintains infrastructure comprised of 5,600 km of roads, 6,960 km of sidewalks, 900 bridges/culverts, 2,360 traffic control signals, 600 pedestrian crossovers, and 940 km of bike lanes/trails/routes.
Download the Budget Analyst Notes for Transportation Services for detailed information on service levels, key initiatives, challenges and performance measures. You can also review budget highlights below.
Transportation Services’ mission is to build and maintain a resilient transportation network so that people connect with the places, activities and communities they value.
Download the Transportation Services Program Map to better understand the services and activities it delivers on behalf of the City of Toronto.
The total cost to deliver these services to Toronto residents is $396.1 million gross and $225.4 million net.
- 0.2% Budget increase over the 2018 Approved Net Operating Budget to maintain existing service levels and meet additional service demands.
- $16.1M Net efficiency savings, user fee and other revenue adjustments and expenditure reductions that achieve the base budget target.
- $0.201M New/enhanced funding to study the feasibility of and plan for the continued Red Light Camera program expansion.
- 2020/2021 Increases for known inflationary adjustments for salaries and benefits, contracts (primarily winter maintenance costs), utility cut repair backlog volume decreases, and additional contributions to the vehicle reserve.
- Vision Zero Road Safety Plan – enhance the City’s transportation network for vulnerable road users.
- Management of traffic congestion – as densification in the City continues, the demands on the road network increase.
- Supporting active Transportation and surface transit operations – develop and manage the transportation network to enable users to travel efficiently using all modes of transportation.
- SOGR backlog of major assets (bridges, major roads, local roads, laneways) – estimated to be $894.710 million at the end of 2018 and anticipated to grow to $3.517 billion by 2028 (excludes F. G. Gardiner).
- Continue to implement safety initiatives as part of the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan including $57.387 million to continue the five-year RSP action plan (2017-2021).
- Undertake traffic signal coordination studies to reduce delay and improve travel times along arterial roads.
- Continue to implement the 10-Year Cycling Network Plan, and the Pedestrian Wayfinding Program – Integrate Complete Streets and Green Streets design into Capital Program.
- Undertake $1.888 billion of critical SOGR works (bridges, major roads, local roads) over the next ten years to mitigate some of the accumulated backlog (excludes F. G. Gardiner).
- Invest $430.973 million over the next ten years in projects to help manage the impacts of significant growth in the City.
Capital Budget and Plan
The 10-year Capital Plan is $5.354 billion to support Transportation Services’ objectives of delivering and maintaining safe transportation systems, infrastructure development and maintenance of state of good repair projects, and optimizing the efficient operation of the transportation network.
Highlights – 1 Year
- $18.832M Continue the Road Safety Plan initiatives, including the implementation of 80 School Safety Zones and 300 Community Safety Zones, and deployment of 188 signs at 2,200 Watch your speed locations.
- $22.068M To begin critical City Bridge Rehabilitation work that is necessary based on the increased age of infrastructure and the deteriorated condition of City bridges specifically.
- $9.800M Funding to begin property acquisition activities related to the Broadview Avenue Extension Project required to implement the future extension from Queen Street to Lake Shore Boulevard.
- $0.335M Begin work on the Mapping and GIS Repository project for I&T related improvements in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to deliver Transportation related services.
Highlights – 10 Years
- $259.294M Health & Safety projects to continue with the comprehensive five-year (2017-2021) Road Safety Plan and implement critical City Bridge Rehabilitation work.
- $4.372B State of Good Repair projects to continue the Strategic Rehabilitation Plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway and work on Local Road Rehabilitation and Major Road Rehabilitation.
- $292.149M Service Improvement projects to continue the implementation of the Cycling Network 10 Year plan (Cycling Infrastructure) and to reduce and mitigate congestion pressures (Traffic Congestion Management).
- $430.973M Growth projects for various initiatives intended to accommodate growing infrastructure needs (i.e. Six Points Interchange Redevelopment).
Find more information on specific City issues, opportunities and challenges in the briefing notes and reports prepared by City staff. Documents will be posted as they become available.
Presentations made to committee and City Council provide an overview of the 2019 City budget. Documents will be posted as they become available.