Why would you want that kind of situation, he's pushing to get these transit extensions built.
I think theoretically yes, but that would be one of the most idiotic decisions ever done by the provincial government, probably even moreso than Mike Harris filling up Eglinton West station with concrete. Don't forget that the liberals were the ones that pushed the idea of a Scarborough subway extension in the first place, all Ford did was change it from being a 6km 1 stop extension, to a more reasonable 8km 3 stop extension. There is simply no reason for the liberals to try and stop this after boring took place unless they are really desperate to stop Doug Ford's plans.
As for Toronto, Ford will see support boosted from pushing forward these key project to constriction and will also take Sheppard East to the next stage in design as a campaign item this election. Which means other parties will have to up their antes on transit accross the board to compete on this topic . The exact opposite of a cancellation scenario.
I hope Doug will put the Sheppard extension East(to Scarborough L2E)
Another great idea would be to extend line 6 to Finch station.
Then explain to me why the fully funded LRT plan was cancelled and why we are years later without a shovel in the ground on a "let's do this again with a good plan."anyone saying "let just build stuff" will get support over "lets do this again with a good plan"
I just want things to be built, as something is better than nothing.
Then explain to me why the fully funded LRT plan was cancelled and why we are years later without a shovel in the ground on a "let's do this again with a good plan."
Why it was cancelled?
Transit City was easy to overturn with voter support based on its piss poor design, with various concerns on all lines
Why we dont have shovels?
1. Council refused to work with Ford on upgrading to a subway or connected LRT in a weak Mayor council system
2..John Tory narrowly beat out Doug and Smarttrack & more council shenanigans prevented a reasonable subway design
The Provincial Conservative put an end to the Citys main artery transit planning nonsense once and for all. The line has been fixed and is now proceeding with two tunnel boring 'shovels'
There is also no serious appetite to overturn either subway project in Scarborough from any Provincial party and no serious interest at all levels within Scarborough voters. Good designs dont get overturned as a main election campaign items, bad ones can
People love to dump on transit city, but it's a really good reference point to build on. The only real flaw in it maybe was Don Mills.Transit City would have provided "rapid transit" to more ridership across the city, with more stops/stations. Sticking with the subway will only provide "rapid transit" to a few AND would have required more buses to feed the far spaced stations.
From link. Changes could have been added to put more of the lines underground (subway) where the roadways were narrow.
What was wrong with the Don Mills LRT?
Needs higher capacity transit to be proper relief for the Yonge line. DRL or Ontario Line up to at least Sheppard.