Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
...February 14, 2013.
Same Cast is Back at it - Only This Time Its Called Presto
Auditor General Report 2012 Click Here (Page 215)
TTC coerced to use PRESTO or lose gas tax revenues
Press Conference Nov 30, 2012 Statement
Presto ! Province announces its next scandal Nov 28, 2012
Another Scandal Brewing - Presto Feb 14, 2012
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York Region Transit Strike Update Nov 25, 2011
Frankly Speaking: Transit Stike
PC York Region MPPs Introduce Back To Work Legislation To
PC MPPs Demand back to work Legislation to End York Region Transit Strike Nov 10 2011
MPP Klees calls for Open & Fair Tendering Process for the Pan Am and Velodrom Stadiums May 16, 2011 video
MPP Klees Renews Call for More Frequent GO Train Service
HIGHWAY 407 East Extention
Why did the McGuinty government break its agreement with the federal government to complete Highway 407 by 2013?
Feb 24, 2011 video
Untendered Contracts on Fast Track Feb 23, 2011
PC Transportation and Infrastructure Critic Frank Klees called on the government to stop a multi-million dollar contract in its tracks and put the contract out for competitive bids. Details
Auditor General Exposes Millions in Infrastructure Waste
November 4, 2010
Klees Fights for Ontario Small Businesses
September 29, 2010 video
Take the Politics out of Transportation and Infrastructure
Transport Futures 2010 Summit Speech
Stop Flea Market Driver's Licences
Klees: restrict Drive Test Centres to administer tests to applicants who live within a defined geographic area of that testing centre
Klees Proposes Private Sector Financing for Infrastructure
GO Transit Bus Service Update
YRT/Viva and GO Transit offer new options for customers
Transportation Minister Ignores Safety Warning:
Refuses to Order Independant Study Dec 9, 2009
OECD Conclusions Predictable: press release
KLEES: TIME TO END DriveTest STRIKE Press release
MTO Mismanagement Threatens Road Safety, Contributes to Gridlock
... The gross mismanagement of 401 service centres can only be described as incompetence at its worst...October 26, 2009
UNINSURED DRIVERS TARGETED BY PC TRANSPORTATION CRITIC
Klees tabled a resolution in the legislature that calls on government to implement an information technology system that will allow licensing agencies and front-line police to determine whether an auto insurance policy is valid.
YOUNG DRIVER LAW CHANGE
You may download a copy of petition for signing here. October 15, 2008
NO YOUNG CHILDREN AS MOTOCYCLE PASSENGERS
Article in the Era Banner November 27, 2008 click here
September 30, 2008
Safety on Ontario Roads
...suspended driver on the road, despite being convicted of killing a pedestrian and serving a 10-year court-ordered driving ban. ...
“The Ministry has had three years since the Auditor General’s report to work on his recommendations. When people’s lives are at stake, every second counts,” said Klees. “What assurances will Minister Jim Bradley give Ontarians that his Ministry is making their safety a priority?”
Province slow to embrace electric cars by Sean Pearce
Newmarket and Aurora MPP and PC transportation critic, Frank Klees said all of the so-called safety issues around LSVs are nothing but excuses and an example of “decision gridlock”.
Article in the Canadian Press by Keith Leslie quotes Frank Klees
Someone inside the corporation "is either incompetent and has no sense of what can be done to prevent these things, or is turning a blind eye,'' said Conservative critic Frank Klees.
"We have things going on in the lottery system and in our casinos that are blatant to everyone except the people who have responsibility to oversee it. Something is fundamentally wrong.''
McGuinty Government Admits to Gambling Addiction
Klees points out that at a time when there are serious questions about alleged illegal activities at Ontario's casinos, the last thing the government should be considering is expanding their reach to add sports betting to its casinos.
April 16, 2008
Klees cited the abandoned Bradford Bypass and Highway 404 Extension as examples of the McGuinty Liberals’ lack of sound, long-term planning.
April 16, 2008
The former Minister of Transportation acknowledged Aurora's seatbelt compliance rate of 98% as the highest among all York Region municipalities as reported by York Region Police.
Klees: Stop Government Collecting Personal Medical Information!
Klees asks Minister of Transportation to refer the matter to the Privcacy Commission
as regulations were never intended to apply to individuals who do not have a driver's licence....
February 25, 2008
PC Transportation and Public Infrastructure Renewal Critic Frank Klees, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora today said that Dalton McGuinty has once again demonstrated that he doesn’t understand the long term needs of Ontario municipalities.”... Klees said that municipalities “need a long term plan and a commitment to multiple year funding for municipal infrastructure.”
Lack of Enforcement and Highway Conditions Cited as Main Threats to Road Safety
Klees said: auto crashes occur too often on Ontario's highways and the McGuinty Liberals must move quickly and decisively before more innocent lives are lost.
Take the politics out of transportation and infrastructure planning
Klees reponds to Dr. Richard Soberman's report on public transit....
January 21, 2008
Christine Blizzard December 13, 2102
The Star - Tess Kalinowski
Listen to interview Frank Klees with Rick Gibbon at 580 News/Talk Radio December 13, 2012
Road Safety Act changes
Starting December 1st , police will have more tools to get suspended and impaired drivers off the road. This change will also mean added enforcement against people who have had their driver's licences suspended for consistently not paying family support.
See Article by Matt Gurney of the National Post November 8 2010
Dysfunctional Ontario bureaucracy sets up fathers to fail
...The problem is particularly acute in Ontario, warns Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees. “The Family Responsibility Office (responsible for administering support payments) is a disaster,” Klees told me. “On a weekly basis my constituency office deals with fathers who have lost a job or have taken ill and can’t keep up on their payments. When they reach out of the Family Responsibility Office, they’re kept on hold for two hours, only to be dealt with by a staffer who has no knowledge or experience of their case and is just seeing the file for the first time.”
Klees points out that even setting aside the FRO’s dysfunction, only the courts are capable of issuing an order to the FRO amending the conditions of a father’s support payment obligations, and that can easily take six months, assuming the father can afford the lawyer. The FRO, meanwhile, is tasked with responding automatically to non-payment with escalating punitive measures. So if a father loses his job, even if he immediately applies to the court for an amendment, by the time it can be processed, and even should he receive a favourable judgment, the FRO might have already suspended his license, impounded his car or even imprisoned him.There are two entirely different bureaucracies at work, and the one tasked with punitive measures is far more efficient than the only place that fathers can appeal for help.
“We don’t have a justice system in Ontario, we have a legal system,” Klees said. “And the government is more interested in looking like it’s doing something than actually addressing the issue, so it’s going to add some more regulations onto an already complex situation. The Minister of Transportation needed to make an announcement this week, and this is what they chose. Does it have to do with road safety? Of course not.”
Klees delivered message to a meeting of the York Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Ontario
As reported by YRMG David Fleischer
Starting December 1st , police will have more tools to get suspended and impaired drivers off the road. This chance will also nmean added enforcement against people who have had their driver's licences suspended for consistently not paying family support.