Rob Ford’s beloved Sheppard subway wastes more of experts’ time
For all the debate around public transportation of late, the city has little more to show for it than a pile of feasibility studies and an overload of recommendations from expert panels. Case in point: University of Toronto academic Eric Miller, who sits on the panel tasked with examining Rob Ford’s failed Sheppard subway strategy, tells the Star’s Christopher Hume that Toronto transit planning is a “mess,” and he’s doubtful the city can justify earmarking funds for the Sheppard extension. The panel is supposed to deliver its report on March 21, but we’re guessing the result will produce little more than the same tired song and dance: the Sheppard subway as proposed is deemed unrealistic; Ford cries foul, stalls and asks for further examination; the proposal is examined further; further examination reveals that the Sheppard subway is—surprise, surprise—still not realistic. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »
(Images: Rob Ford, Christopher Drost; Yonge-Sheppard subway, gloom)
2 thoughts on “Rob Ford’s beloved Sheppard subway wastes more of experts’ time”
Punishing transit users by playing politics with transit planning is punishing the poor, the immigrants, the minorities, the young and the urban dwellers. It’s like win-win-win-win-win for conservatives!
you guys sure like to link other news papers stories while giving zero to little insight on anything.. how about some original content for once?
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