Employers have an interest in demanding regionwide transit (Editorial)

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/21/2005

To get to work from my western corner of the Greater Toronto Area to Canadian HR Reporter’s offices in the northeast sector means two buses, two subway lines, one GO Train and three different transit systems. Or I can drive.

And that in a nutshell is what’s clogging Canada’s highways, day in, day out.

It’s a situation facing more and more Canadians who work outside city cores, Statistics Canada warns in new report on commuting patterns. And it will only get worse. Job growth in Canadian suburbs is outpacing that of city cores by four times, but transit systems haven’t kept up with the times.