The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is an Ontario government ministry responsible for transport infrastructure and law in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Government of Ontario refers to the provincial government of the province of Ontario. A ministry is a specialised organisation responsible for a sector of Government Public administration, sometimes led by a minister, but usually a senior Transport or transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another Infrastructure typically refers to the technical structures that support a society such as Roads Water supply, Wastewater, Power grids Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec
The ministry is responsible for:
The current Minister of Transportation is the Honourable Jim Bradley. See also Provincial highways in Ontario This is a list of current and former Provincial highways in the Canadian province of Ontario. James J (Jim Bradley (born February 19, 1945 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a long-time Ontario Liberal Party politician
The ministry was gradually created and re-created from a number of other ministries and departments:
A list of ministers:
While policing on MTO managed roads is provided by the Ontario Provincial Police, certain limited policing functions are provided by MTO Transportation Enforcement Officers and Ministry of Environmental Emissions Enforcement Officers. The Ontario Provincial Police ( OPP) is the Provincial Police force for the province of Ontario, Canada.
Maintenance work is performed in two different ways: 1. In Maintenance Outsource areas, where MTO staff monitor the road conditions and hire contractors on an as-need basis. 2. In Area Maintenance Contract areas, where one contractor is awarded a contract area and performs all maintenance work except for rehabilitation and new construction.
A list of Area Maintenance contractors currently under contract with the MTO include:
Area Term Contracts (ATC's)
Area Term Contracts are the latest maintenance and constrcution alternative being reviewed by the MTO. ATC's, if they are approved for tender, will cover all maintenance operations now performed by AMC contractors, but will also include annual pavement maintenance and replacement work, bridge rehabilitation, minor capital construction programs and corridor management.
MTO's headquarters are located on three campuses:
There are five regional offices:
Area offices are located in:
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Ontario Graduated Driver Licensing was introduced as a means to improve driver skills. The G1 level is a learners permit that replaced the former 365 level. The G2 level was introduced as a temporary permit for new drivers. Once the drivers passed the second level of testing they are issued a full license to drive.