[This item was updated at 10:30 pm on August 28. The additional material starts midway through the post.]
Today, the TTC launched a campaign to inform and survey Torontonians about the potential impact of budget cuts in 2008.
More information is available at the TTC’s website.
Until mid-July, when City Council voted to defer consideration of new taxes until after the Provincial election in October, everything we heard about the TTC was upbeat: service was to improve by leaps and bound, and a network of LRT lines criss-crossing Toronto would be built within 15 years. Even Queen’s Park sounded positive about transit with the Move Ontario 2020 plan providing 2/3 funding for every transit scheme on the GTA.
Everything changed with that deferral, and it wasn’t long until all of that positive news about transit was only a memory. The TTC is trying to turn this around with the “My TTC” campaign in the very brief time between the end of summer holidays (when both the voters and the media start taking issues seriously again) and a special TTC meeting to discuss possible cuts on September 12.