June 27, 2002

Transportation Master Plan provides30-year strategy for York Region


NEWMARKET The York Region Transportation Master Plan (TMP), a 30-year strategy for ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods throughout the region, was approved by York Regional Council today.

"Gridlock is a growing problem that affects both business and lifestyle", said Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch. "This strategy will ensure a high quality of life for our residents and provide a basis for long-term economic success."

Ten categories of improvement have been identified in the Transportation Master Plan:

The TMP involved months of public consultations. Draft copies were sent to neighbouring municipalities and interested stakeholders, presentations were made to area businesses and four public consultations were held in Georgina, Markham, Newmarket and Vaughan. Feedback from these consultations was included in final draft.

 For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at: www.region.york.on.ca.

Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications Services, York Region

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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