Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Breaking News: Light Rail for Toronto

I’ve been blogging about Toronto’s Transit City vision for some time now. A few days ago, I mentioned that it was one step closer to become a reality. While, the Province of Ontario just committed $9 billion to the project:
The Eglinton rapid transit line will be the most expensive among the projects, costing about $4.6-billion. The City of Toronto and Metrolinx will determine final costs, the government said.

It will also include funding for the Toronto Transit Commission's plans to update and extend the Scarborough Rapid Transit line, and build a new rapid transit line along Finch Avenue from the Yonge subway line west to Highway 27 and east to Don Mills station.
You can read more about this in the Global and Mail. I like this quote for the article:
“We need to move quickly to build a better public transit system for commuters,” Premier Dalton McGuinty said in a statement. “Our investments in transit will create jobs, help stimulate the economy and improve the air we breathe.”

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