Updated July 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm: The TTC has clarified the issue of the number of locations for debit card facilities. “60” refers to the number of locations to be done in 2012, with a further 23 in 2013. The count refers to booths, not to stations, and the project will result in all regularly staffed booths accepting non-cash payments. Thanks to Chris Upfold for this info.
Original post of July 1, 2012 follows:
The TTC met on June 29 to consider an agenda that didn’t have much of great importance. The “elephant in the room” was the OneCity plan announced earlier in the week by the Chair and Vice-Chair, and supported by most of the other Commissioners, but this item was not on the agenda. Concurrently with the meeting, Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure was announcing Cabinet approval of the four LRT lines approved by Council in March, and pouring cold water on One City. It was rather strange sitting in a calm TTC meeting while Twitter went crazy with reaction to events up the road at Queen’s Park.