04/02/2013 11:48 EDT | Updated 06/02/2013 05:12 EDT

Metrolinx's shortlist of possible funding tools for GTHA transit expansion

TORONTO - Metrolinx, the agency created by the Ontario government to help co-ordinate and integrate all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, has released a short list of possible investment tools to help pay for transit upgrades in the region.

Here are the suggestions:

— Development Charges

— Employer Payroll Tax

— Fuel Tax

— High Occupancy Tolls

— Highway Tolls

— Land Value Capture

— Parking Space Levy, including pay-for-parking at transit stations

— Property Tax

— Sales Tax

— Transit Fare Increase

— Vehicle Kilometres Travelled Fee