The Ontario government is announcing a huge program of transit improvements and funding. Details are available on the Premier’s website.
Note to those who come to this item after about 10:30 on June 15: Many comments were posted earlier today before I had added my own review of the announcement. They reflect the developing level of information (there are still some gaps) as well as some gentle urging that I get on with writing about this.
Whether it’s just an election promise or a real plan for transit improvements in southern Ontario, Queen’s Park’s announcement today raises the bar very high. Not only will Ontario fund 2/3 of the cost of transit capital works, the sheer number of lines and services, including several nobody ever thought to see in print, sets this apart from all previous announcements.
There have been a few. Continue reading