Build Subways! Cut Service! The Wisdom of Commissioner Li Preti

A few nights ago, Councillor Peter Li Preti, also a transit Commissioner, was on Adam Vaughan’s show on CP24 debating the merits of the York University subway with Gord Perks from the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

The line will go right through the middle of Councillor Li Preti’s ward, and he has stalwartly defended this project at the TTC.  The question came up, how do we pay for this?

Well, the TTC has a bunch of bloated, poor-performing routes, says the transit Commissioner, we’ll just have to cut service on them.  Yes, that’s right, cut service to pay for Peter’s subway.

Let’s take him at his word and see what would happen. Continue reading