Restore government funding to pre-Harris levels, and fund 50% of the operation of public transit in Ontario.
The Government of Ontario, via Metrolinx and the TTC should sign an agreement with Canada's telecom providers, to get cellular and LTE services underground. This has been done in Montreal, so it is possible in Canada. All underground sections on the subway and streetcar network should be "wired", along with future network extensions like the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and the Scarborough Subway. While commuting, one can ...more »
We must have the courage to call for a 1% sales tax to be secured and dedicated to transit expansion.
Make building a Downtown Relief Line Metrolinx's top priority. The Ontario government has been talking about how important it is for the last 30 years. If they think it's so important they should move it up on their list of priorities and provide some funding. The TTC is strapped for cash for expansion projects since the province cut it's funding for operating costs. It is up to the province of Ontario to find the money ...more »
I was sitting around with several systems analyst people and journalists and we were complaining about how difficult it is to understand the debate of subway versus light rail, how the debate is dominated by slogan-mongering, simple cliches, ideological a priori (to put a gloss on it), and very poor in in-depth coverage and honest debate. It occurred to us that if there were a computer generated imagery model, online, ...more »
Sorry Scarborough, Sorry North York, but you don't have the demand for Subway lines.
We need to focus our resources on a DRL, and along Eglinton, and on more North-South capacity. No more pandering to voters with ideas for Subways that are as pointless as the Sheppard line.
Not sure if you have anything to do with this or not: Question is why build a multi billion dollar three stop subway through a sparsely populated area of Scarborough, to connect up to another subway (Sheppard Avenue line) which is still mostly empty all of the time? Is this not just a short term "vote" purchase? Why not build another line downtown so that those of us who need to go downtown can actually get on the ...more »
I suggest having minimum standards for subway construction based on population/jobs density and travel flow of people.
Build the Scarboro LRT as planned... don't waste the 85 million already spent. Subways should be designed to connect with GO Trains - the Sheppard Subway has been planned since 192 - don't build an LRT to morninsgisde, just build a subway to Kennedy Road and link into the GO station. This is cheaper, and the money was already spent planning a subway - even Rob Ford wanted this as his first choice! This would cost about ...more »
Why not encourage a respect for and knowledge of our city's heritage? William Lyon Mackenzie was Toronto's first mayor and the instigator of an 1837 rebellion that lead to the Durham Report and the achievement of responsible government throughout the British Empire. That 1837 Rebellion experienced much of it's action at Eglinton & Yonge. Why not honour this heritage by renaming Eglinton Subway, Mackenzie Station?