Once again, in the interest of full disclosure, I will state that I am supporting Mayor Miller for re-election. Having said that, I count myself among the camp of Millerites who feel that all the talk of structural reform in the past three years overshadowed crucial work on portfolios such as transit. We still put off to tomorrow improvements we should have made yesterday, and the transit system does not even keep pace with current demand.
Let’s have a look at Miller’s Transit City platform. You can read the details at this link.
Miller’s basic premise is that “good, reliable transit is at the core of a prosperous, liveable city”. If we actually see this borne out with spending priorities and real moves to improve transit, this will be a welcome relief from years where transit got the short straw. This is not just a question of spending, but of recognition that every aspect of city planning must be seen in the context of making transit better. Continue reading