Ontario Ministry of Transport: Highway Corridor Studies

For the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, under subcontract to the URS/MRC/TSH joint venture, EBP (formerly EDR Group) evaluated how western freight flows and freight transportation facilities in the Greater Toronto Region (GTA) and western transportation corridors that connect the GTA to the midwestern and western United States and western Canada support the regional economy. This analysis included the identification of major sectors of the regional economy and an assessment of the reliance of these sectors on the various modes of transportation. With respect to freight, EBP estimated the economic benefits of major transportation improvements by mode, corridor, and industry. Alternative investments in freight transport infrastructure were also evaluated and compared to determine which improvement or sets of improvements will most benefit southern Ontario.