I thought I would finish the night by giving you a link to a site that details the positives of light-rail. It is unfortunate that the government has decided to put an end to a visionary plan to get transit rolling in the city of Toronto. Like the former Harris government, the governing Liberals has killed plans to the Transit City project. Why so glum? Because like their predecessors and others examples in history, will they come back and really fund transit again? They have planned and planned again, to no avail. Then they wonder, in terms of planning, why people get frustrated. How are we to trust government again? Some things are worth investing in, and public transit is one of them. Unfortunately, I can easily see, like plans in the past; it will never see the light of day again. Sure, they will fund Sheppard and what is needed for the 2015 Pan Am Games, but it will not be as ambitious. For more on LRT and light-rail, read the Toronto LRT blog.
By Mannee Jay (The G.T.A Patriot)
Posted in Environmental Issues, GTA Issues, Public Transit, Toronto, Viva, YRT
Tagged 2015, Light-rail, LRT, pan am games, Public Transit, streetcar, Toronto LRT, trams
Rocco Rossi will not have to keep his promise to kill Transit City. Dalton and the Liberals may have done it for him? Is this one of the “dumbest decisions ever made?” The government seems to be following in the footsteps of its predescesors and the Mike Harris Progressive Conservatives, when similar projects were ended without understanding the long-term investment in Transit for a viable city. What do you think? Who is fighting for Toronto and the G.T.A?
The G.T.A Patriot
Fri, 2010-03-26 05:40.
As a part of the Thursday’s provincial budget the McGuinty government announced a belt-tightening of $4 billion over five years that will derail the expansion of public transit projects, essentially cutting Mayor David Miller’s Transit City funding by half.
In a press conference in his city hall office, a seething Miller says he’s “beyond disappointed” by the cuts.
Miller says this is unacceptable to him and it should be to the people of Toronto.
“You don’t balance budget’s by stopping building the future–that’s the job of the government”
Liberal budget swipes away Transit City funding
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