Metrolinx is designing, building, expanding, and operating a regional transportation system to serve the citizens of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This will require a significant public investment. Fiscal responsibility is always a sound approach for any business or organization, particularly when the investment must be sustained over many years to see projects completed and goals achieved. But when the money to pay for those projects comes from taxpayers, responsible and prudent financial management is even more important. In fact, it’s essential, imperative and nonnegotiable.
As a public agency, Metrolinx has an obligation to steward resources responsibly. We are committed to investing public funds responsibly and to delivering projects on time and on budget. It’s a simple as that. With this in mind, community commitments should include ways to demonstrate that Metrolinx is investing wisely.