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Who should pay for transit expansion?

The time for hemming & hawing over transit planning is over.

That was the consensus among of speakers at a symposium on relieving congestion in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area at the Harbourfront Community Centre on Thursday night.

On the panel, Newstalk 1010's John Tory, speaking on behalf of CivicAction. He was joined by Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Oakville Mayor Rob Burton & Mississauga councillor Bonnie Crombie.

Mayor Henry can't understand why a solution to gridlock that's costing the economy $6-billion/year, is so slow in coming.

That lost revenue is exactly John Tory predicts the federal government will jump into major transit project funding before the next election. He's even willing to wager a beer on it.

Read the full article here.

Author:

Siobhan Morris

Appeared In (Publisher):

Newstalk 1010