Regional governance model sorely needed in the Greater Toronto Area

Global News

Over the last few days, it has been a transit junkie’s feast. Last week David Quarmby from Transport for London (TfL) was at the Toronto Region Board of Trade touting a regional governance model to oversee transit.  An eye opener was Quarmby’s proposal of TTC being handed over to Metrolinx, which I will discuss later.  Along with the Neptis report criticizing the current Big Move, a new direction is needed for regional transportation planning.

Political Missteps

Yesterday, Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne was also at the Board of Trade to make an announcement regarding transit funding where an increased portion of the gas tax would fund much of the Big Move.  Yet in a media scrum, Robert Prichard, chair of the Metrolinx Board was quoted in a tweet from Steve Paikin,

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