QUOTED: New TTC CEO Andy Byford declares he’ll speak up when necessary (despite what happened to Gary Webster)
Obviously, we all know what happened with my predecessor. That doesn’t spook me. I’m not going to hold back from giving honest advice.
—New TTC CEO Andy Byford on whether the fact that Gary Webster was sacked for supporting LRTs will dissuade him from speaking up about TTC issues. Having taken charge during a politically sensitive time for the commission, Byford has thus far managed to stay out of the LRT-versus-subway battle. When pressed by Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway on how he plans to stay apolitical, he answered, “I’m going to stick to objective advice, straight down the line…It doesn’t matter whether the politicians are left or right, the advice will be the same.” Hold on, isn’t that what Webster tried to do? [Metro Morning]