Rob Ford announces support for proposed TTC improvements, including some that would reverse his own cuts

Rob Ford announces support for proposed TTC improvements, including some that would reverse his own cuts

At a campaign press conference this morning, Rob Ford announced his support for most of the items on a list of proposed improvements to public-transit service being considered by the TTC board at its meeting today. Almost all of the mayor’s competitors in this year’s election have come out in support of similar bunches of service improvements, but in Ford’s case there’s a catch. Among the specific tweaks he endorsed were proposals to reverse 2011’s cuts to bus service, which were implemented largely because of his own budget policy. Ford plans to pay for the service improvements using efficiencies, which is something he likely won’t be able to do. (The expert consensus is that the city’s budget is pretty much as lean as it’s going to get.)