|Farewell Transit City... We Hardly Knew Ye|
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Farewell Transit City... We Hardly Knew Ye
Earlier this week the new mayor of Toronto announced that he had killed the plan to vastly expand the city's light rail network called Transit City (see the map below for the proposed routes). All the studies had been done and the shovels had gone into the ground. So instead of bringing rapid transit lines to areas all over the city the mayor has elected to go back to the drawing board and start another study; pretty much guaranteeing that it is going to be years before we get to see any substantial improvements to the public transit system. The preference for subways pretty much guarantees that any expansion will not be as extensive as that called for in Transit City. Personally I find this decision disappointing to say the least. Earlier today I went to the site of construction of the first line to say goodbye to Transit City.