The current Minister of Transportation is the Honourable Jim Bradley.
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.
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:
MTO is responsible for testing and issuing licenses for vehicles registered in Ontario.
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.