One of Premier Ford’s signature campaign promises was to upload responsibility for existing and new subway infrastructure from the City of Toronto. Day-to-day operation and proceeds of fare revenue would remain with the City. (See earlier posts on this website for details and analysis of all transportation campaign promises).
In September, the Province took the first step and appointed an advisor to chair a panel for up to one year to determine “the best approach for the upload”. The advisor is Michael Lindsay, a former Vice President of Infrastructure Ontario and a former director at Hatch, an engineering consultant form.
Subway funding, planning and expansion are complex. Transport Action will follow this analysis very closely, to ensure the best approach is selected for the citizens of Ontario and for transit riders.