Correction: April 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm:
Responses to some questions (Q4-Q7) in this article were originally attributed to Metrolinx. In fact these responses came from the Minister’s office based on policy information collected there. Text of the article has been changed accordingly (italics).
Back on March 14, I wrote about a conversation I had with the newly created Minister of Transportation, Glen Murray. We ran short of time, and I left questions about transit financing and the role of local systems for an email followup.
It took a month, but the responses have come in, some verbatim from the Minister, some the Ministry office to which the more “technical” issues were forwarded.
I added a supplementary question about the Metrolinx Investment Strategy and the actual level of spending based on information in the Five Year Strategy. The question and the Ministry’s response appear at the end of this article.
The exchange is unedited. Judge for yourself how forthright these responses might be.