From bad to worse for the TTC

20120221-225825.jpgThe transit wars in Toronto between Mayor Ford and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) just got nasty.  Ford has been battling with City Council and the TTC over plans to build a new transit line.  The original plan has the line going above ground and using light rail.  Ford, who appears to loath all forms of active transportation, would rather build the line underground — despite the estimated $1 billion dollar increase in cost.  Tonight, at a special meeting of the TTC, Ford-supporters fired TTC chief Gary Webster from his position.  It will be interesting to watch how the province of Ontario handles this situation.  According to the G & M, Premier McGuinty isn’t thrilled. Will Ontario follow BC’s lead and get rid of local decision-making in regional transportation?

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