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Marcus Gee wants Metrolinx to endorse a transit plan (for crying out loud!)

After enduring a crummy PowerPoint presentation from Metrolinx, apparently, city columnist Marcus Gee is a little cranky. In the pages of Globe and Mail, Gee argues that what the city needs to solve its transit problem is a nonpolitical agency to tell city council, the province and the citizenry what to do. Of course, such an agency exists: it’s Metrolinx. As Gee points out, Metrolinx was established to provide oversight and guidance—some might even say leadership—on regional transportation planning. Curiously, though, the organization has remained mostly on the sidelines while Rob Ford and Toronto council duke it out for transit supremacy (heck, even Nick Kouvalis is in on the action). Instead of choosing a side, or, you know, settling the dispute, Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig invited journalists to attend a presentation designed to “provide information” and “restate principles.” In other words, to bear witness as Metrolinx continues to waffle. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »

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