TTC chair not ruling out bringing back vehicle registration tax
TTC chair Karen Stintz is not ruling out bringing back the vehicle registration tax.
She says before making a concrete decision on the tax, she will wait to see what staff members recommend when they complete public consultations on how the government should pay for transit expansion.
But Stintz says if the tax were to come back, the revenue would have to be dedicated to something like transit expansion, which it wasn't before it was scrapped in 2010.
"We learned a lesson that it wasn't dedicated to transit, it wasn't dedicated to anything," Stintz says. "And so people didn't see value for that investment."
Councillor Michael Thompson voiced a similar opinion a couple of weeks ago.
Stintz also suggests that the vehicle registration tax could come back at a lower amount than the previous $60 a year.
"Sixty dollars may have been too much," Stintz says.