We talk a lot in this town about how progressive and pro transit we are, but there are times I wonder if anyone at City Hall really cares.
The project to rebuilt Fleet Street which was part of the TTC’s planned capital program since last fall has been held off to 2007. Why? It seems that Toronto Hydro and the City Works Department have not managed to get their designs and staffing plans in order, and there is no way that the work can be done this year.
Streetcars will continue to plod over some of the worst track I have ever seen in Toronto until, at best, next spring when we may finally see the reconstruction of Fleet Street and its conversion into a transit right-of-way.
This change was so last-minute that the original detailed announcement of the September Schedules (on which I reported in another post) included the Fleet Street project, but the service summary for September shows the service going to the CNE. If you look closely, you will see a reference to Union Station service on the 511, but this is left over from the original version of the schedules.
The September Service Summary is available on the TTC website here.