#TeamFord has no subway plan | #TOpoli #transit
Really, is there any point in rehashing all the LRT / subway comparisons again?
I know, I know, at some point I have to recognize that I’m preaching to the converted already. So I’m aiming this post at the councillors perceived as swing votes.
Recall the events of the last year and a half. Rob Ford’s first act after being sworn in was to declare Transit City dead. Never mind the questions about whether that was legal or whether he had the authority or the mandate for now; the fact is, he made his preference clear from the first minute, and ever since then, what’s he done to produce a rational, comprehensive and fiscally responsible plan to finance his precious subways?
@darrylwolk Cllrs Balãio, Colle, Matlow, McMahon, Luby, etc have all said they’re only waiting on one thing: a fiscal plan for the subway.— Kent L (@kett4l) March 20, 2012
@kett4l They’re sketching it out on the back of a napkin at Swiss Chalet even as we speak.— Sol Chrom (@sol_chrom) March 20, 2012
Just note what he’s saying now: forget planning, the money’s there, let’s quit arguing about it and just get some shovels in the ground.
Let’s repeat for emphasis: forget about a plan. Ignore the expert panel. Trust that the money will magically appear.
Over to you, Councillors. Are you prepared to bet more than $8-billion in public funds on that?