Rob Ford’s newest enemy: expert transit panels

Rob Ford’s newest enemy: expert transit panels

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Even after all his AstroTurfing and truth bending (or whatever you want to call this), things look bad for Rob Ford’s subway scheme. The expert transit panel appointed to examine options for Sheppard Avenue will—as expected—urge city council to chose light rail, according to some early reports. The experts gave low scores to the idea of a full subway line on Sheppard, but also to the proposal of a subway-LRT hybrid—which means even a compromise that includes subways is looking more and more unlikely. At a pro-subway demonstration at Sheppard and Victoria Park, Ford gave a version of his usual, mature response to subway obstacles, dismissing the panel as irrelevant and “biased,” though he hadn’t yet seen the report. That’s some sore loser behaviour from a guy who’s had weeks to get on the winning team. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »