The TTC board met on July 23 with some items of modest interest on the agenda. This is the second last meeting of the current board before the October municipal election sweeps away at least some of the current crew. Nothing of real substance will happen until the new Council takes office, and a new Mayor attempts to forge an agenda for transit that is more than a simplistic, pandering slogan.
Included in the agenda are:
- The monthly CEO’s report;
- A purchase amendment regarding the new TR trainsets to retrofit additional handholds and to provide speakers outside of cars so that riders can hear door closing announcements;
- The Transit Project Assessment (TPA) for McNicoll Garage (a proposal already contested by the neighbourhood where it will be built);
- The proposed sale of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) used for the Spadina Subway Extension;
- A proposal from Commissioner Heisey that the City of Toronto seek a change in TTC and Metrolinx governance so that one member would be cross-appointed between each board; and
- A request from newly minted Commissioner Pasternak for a report on his pet project, the Sheppard Subway extension west to Downsview.
Update: An additional item came in via correspondence: a request for an express bus route from Liberty Village to downtown.