PC leader Hudak would ditch 'Big Move' LRT plans for subway lines
The leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives says he would scrap plans to build light-rail transit lines through Toronto's suburbs, in favour of new subway lines.
Tim Hudak says if he wins the next election, he'd change the regional, multi-billion dollar 'Big Move' transit blueprint to save some of the $50-billion.
Speaking to the editorial board of the Globe and Mail, Hudak says he'll expand on the strengths of the current system, beefing up GO trains and subways, but he won't be tearing up any streets to lay down track.
Hudak wants to build a new subway line through Toronto's downtown, expand the Yonge line through Richmond Hill, and run the Bloor-Danforth line through Scarborough.
He's promising a detailed proposal by the end of this year.
Metrolinx, Ontario's regional transit authority, is still waitingon Premier Kathleen Wynne's decision on how to fund The Big Move.
(with files from Dave Agar, Photo: CTV News)