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Women and Transportation Planning
Understanding Gender issues
March 7th, 2014
Leslie Woo, Vice President
Policy, Plannin...
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Outline
1. Transforming an Industry – from Plan to Reality
 Metrolinx
 The Big Move – Transforming a Region
 Deliveri...
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FACT
WOMEN are:
• 50.4% of Canada's total population.
• 52.1% of Canada's visible minority population.
• Head of 82.5% o...
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FACT
Women in Canadian Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
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FACT
Vision:
Working together to transform the way
the region moves.
Mission:
To champion and deliver mobility
solutions for th...
$6 billiontravel costs + lost productivity
These costs will double in the next 30 years if we don’t
improve our transporta...
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An integrated
transportation
system for our region
that enhances
prosperity,
sustainability and
quality of life.
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The Long-Term Vision
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Union Station
Revitalization
Georgetown
South Project
Toronto Transit Projects
Eglinton Crosstown
Sheppard East
Finch W...
12
Next Wave of Priority Projects ($34 B)
over 500km
in new rapid transit projects and GO Rail
improvements including:
• S...
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Economic Opportunities:
Companies want to develop close to transit
“There is significant evidence to show that the
impr...
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Toronto Railway Club established 1931
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GO Transit established 1967
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Women at Metrolinx
Employment Categories -
September 2010 vs 2011
261
31
213
36
268
37
280
41
Frontline Management Offi...
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Women at Metrolinx
Age Groups -
September 2010 vs 2011
56
115
194
140
36
76
147
196
164
43
<30 30-<40 40-<50 50-<60 60+...
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Women at Metrolinx
Years of Service at
September 2011
76
234
89
103
15
68
21 20
<1 1-<5 5-<9 10-<15 15-<20 20-<25 20-<3...
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Successful Networks
 give their members what they want
 tie to the organization’s strategy and business
 secure seni...
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Metrolinx Women in Management Network
(WiMeN)
The purpose of the ‘Women of Metrolinx’ network is to support
and positio...
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Types of activities…
Network & support
• Brown bag lunches
• Book club on current
topics
• Directory of
members care...
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Speaker Series
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WHAT GOT YOU HERE, WON’T GET YOU THERE!
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leslie.woo@metrolinx.com
leslie@shebuildscities.com
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Apa women and transportation planning
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  1. 1. 1 Women and Transportation Planning Understanding Gender issues March 7th, 2014 Leslie Woo, Vice President Policy, Planning & Innovation
  2. 2. 2 Outline 1. Transforming an Industry – from Plan to Reality  Metrolinx  The Big Move – Transforming a Region  Delivering the first $16B 2. Diversity of Thought 3. Changing the Conversation
  3. 3. 3 FACT WOMEN are: • 50.4% of Canada's total population. • 52.1% of Canada's visible minority population. • Head of 82.5% of lone-parent families
  4. 4. 4 FACT Women in Canadian Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  5. 5. 5 FACT
  6. 6. Vision: Working together to transform the way the region moves. Mission: To champion and deliver mobility solutions for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  7. 7. $6 billiontravel costs + lost productivity These costs will double in the next 30 years if we don’t improve our transportation. The Cost: Economy 8
  8. 8. 9 An integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.
  9. 9. 10 10 The Long-Term Vision
  10. 10. 11 Union Station Revitalization Georgetown South Project Toronto Transit Projects Eglinton Crosstown Sheppard East Finch West UP Express Big Move Projects Underway Bus Rapid Transit York Viva BRT Mississauga BRT
  11. 11. 12 Next Wave of Priority Projects ($34 B) over 500km in new rapid transit projects and GO Rail improvements including: • Subway, bus rapid transit, and light rail transit projects • Expanded GO service on all 7 lines, including express rail and 2-way, all-day • Electrification on 3 lines 25% of Funds will go towards: • Local Transit improvements • Roads and highways • Active transportation and integration
  12. 12. 13 Economic Opportunities: Companies want to develop close to transit “There is significant evidence to show that the improved connectivity supplied by new transit services generates increased land & development value. This is well recognized by the development industry.” – George Hazel, September 2013 Capstan Station, Vancouver Hudson Yards, New York Canary Wharf, London • Improved access to transit systems is a critical determinant of property values • Transportation authorities in other regions have partnered with private developers to advance their landholdings, generating $15 million – $20 million on an annual basis for that region.
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  15. 15. 18 Toronto Railway Club established 1931
  16. 16. 19 GO Transit established 1967
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  18. 18. 22 Women at Metrolinx Employment Categories - September 2010 vs 2011 261 31 213 36 268 37 280 41 Frontline Management Office Supervisory 2010 2011 Year Female Population Female Percentage in Management 2010 541 5.73% 2011 626 5.91% Year Total Population 2010 1946 2011 2191 Employment Categories
  19. 19. 23 Women at Metrolinx Age Groups - September 2010 vs 2011 56 115 194 140 36 76 147 196 164 43 <30 30-<40 40-<50 50-<60 60+ 2010 2011 Demographics
  20. 20. 24 Women at Metrolinx Years of Service at September 2011 76 234 89 103 15 68 21 20 <1 1-<5 5-<9 10-<15 15-<20 20-<25 20-<30 30+ Years of Service Years of Service
  21. 21. 25 Successful Networks  give their members what they want  tie to the organization’s strategy and business  secure senior management support  clearly define structure, including roles and responsibilities  don’t over extend themselves  evaluate their impact March 7, 201425
  22. 22. 26 Metrolinx Women in Management Network (WiMeN) The purpose of the ‘Women of Metrolinx’ network is to support and position Metrolinx as the pre-eminent voice and authority in the advancement and transformation of regional transit and transportation through the following objectives –  strengthening Metrolinx profile through the influence and connections of the women in the organization  improve corporate diversity by attracting, developing and retaining women  increase the visibility of women leaders in the transportation industry  showcase the talent in the organization  support community organizations that support women  cultivate leadership competencies that reflect Metrolinx focus on growth and success
  23. 23. 27 27 Types of activities… Network & support • Brown bag lunches • Book club on current topics • Directory of members career path, interests • Present awards to managers who are good mentors or champions Career development • Seminars/workshop or brown bag lunches on career development • Annual network conference with a focus on career development • Leadership forums highlighting career paths of senior individuals • Mentoring programs • Organize seminars on hot topics (i.e., non-diversity related) Advise management, HR • Help communicate company programs, resources (e.g. work life balance) • Create a resource library for network members • Review relevant policies and provide advice • Participate in recruiting events • Meet regularly with management, HR to advise them of your successes, challenges, observations Community outreach • Develop a network of other similar networks in your region • Partner with local community to support related organizations • Partner with local schools to support and mentor students • Offer scholarships • Develop internship programs
  24. 24. 28 Speaker Series
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  26. 26. 30 WHAT GOT YOU HERE, WON’T GET YOU THERE!
  27. 27. 31 leslie.woo@metrolinx.com leslie@shebuildscities.com

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