PCs Have Plan To Tackle GTA Transit
If you're frustrated about spending too much time in your car because of traffic, Ontario's Tories think they have a transit plan to get cars off the road.
Sick of seeing what he calls a circus when it comes to transit in the GTA, PC leader Tim Hudak has announced he wants the province to take control of most things.
In the party's latest white paper, Hudak reveals he thinks Metrolinx should not only have control of the GO train and Bus, but also TTC subways, LRTs and highways in the region. He says it will provide people with a seamless commute.
Hudak says the TTC would still run buses in the area and underlines revenue made from the subways won't be lost, noting Metrolinx would pump money into the city system.
He also says if financially possible, he would make sure all transit expansion in Toronto would be in the form of subways, not LRTs.
As for highways, Hudak says the Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Parkway, the 427 and the Toronto portion of the 401 will also be taken care of by Metrolinx in order to provide a better corridor for cars and transit.
Hudak says the economy losses $6 billion each year because of traffic.