Tag Archives: Scarborough RT
Why does it seem like pundits on the left are always talking up light rail over subways in Toronto? Is there some kind of bizarre pinko conspiracy? Do lefties hate subways? Are we afraid of tunnels? Do we think that only the downtown elite should have effective transit? Or are there partisans among us that will just disagree with anything Rob Ford says, just because he said it?
Mayor Rob Ford announced a press conference for tomorrow at 9am, where it is widely expected he and Premier Dalton McGuinty will announce funding for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to Scarborough Town Centre, replacing the Scarborough RT with new LRT technology, and approval for Ford’s Sheppard Subway, at a total cost of $12.4 billion.
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It makes no sense to me at all why Rob Ford wants to throw away billions of dollars to scrap a transportation plan for the whole city, not to mention that the vehicles are already ordered and the rails are already under construction. Ford wants to replace it with over-capacity service to one small part of the city that may cost billions more than all of Transit City combined.