Goods movement in Ontario is provided via trains, trucks, and airplanes. The movement of goods to and through Ontario is critical to our economy, enabling growth of industrial and transportation-related businesses in the City and region. However, planes, trucks, and trains generate noise and air pollutants and contribute to traffic congestion along flight paths and corridors and at railroad grade crossings. To mitigate these impacts, we are committed to building grade-separated rail crossings and design and locate industrial and warehousing land uses and develop truck routes to protect our neighborhoods from truck traffic.
An efficient flow of goods through the City that maximizes economic benefits and minimizes negative impacts
Truck Routes. We designate and maintain a network of City truck routes that provide for the effective transport of goods while minimizing negative impacts on local circulation and noise-sensitive land uses, as shown in the Truck Routes Plan.
Regional Participation. We work with regional and subregional transportation agencies to plan and implement goods movement strategies, including those that improve mobility, deliver goods efficiently and minimize negative environmental impacts (Link to Environmental Resources Policy ER4-3)
Railroad Grade Separations. We eliminate at-grade rail crossings identified on the Functional Roadway Classification Plan.
Environmental Considerations. We support efforts to reduce/eliminate the negative environmental impacts of goods movement.
Air Cargo. We support and promote a LAONT airport that accommodates 1.6 million tons of cargo per year, as long as the impacts associated with that level of operations are planned for and mitigated.
All Exhibits are part of the Policy Plan