Jan. 29, 2017

"It’s the taxpayers. The taxpayers want — I was elected on subways, they want subways, I was out on Saturday, people want subways. That’s it.
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Rob Ford - Jan 30 circa 2012 - At one of his public weigh-ins, after TTC Chair Karen Stintz challenged his proposal to bury the entire Eglinton LRT
Jan. 29, 2017

"People hate the St. Clair. They hate these streetcars. You can call them what they want. People want subways, folks. They want subways, subways. They don’t want these damned streetcars blocking up our city. That’s what they don’t want.
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Rob Ford - Mar 22 circa 2012 - In a speech before council’s vote on Sheppard Avenue E. transit
Jan. 29, 2017

"I’m not going to support the LRTs, I’ll tell you that right now. I’m going to do everything in my power to try to stop it.
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Rob Ford - Mar 22 circa 2012 - After losing the vote
Jan. 29, 2017

"P3 is the way to go. It’s happening all over the world. The people in the city are up to their eyeballs in taxes, and they can barely keep their head above water. I’m not gonna implement a new tax or a new user fee."

Rob Ford - Oct 9 circa 2012 - Advocating public-private partnerships to fund transit even though they are not a funding source:
Dec. 19, 2016

"This is why I think Rob Ford was on the right track for Toronto - Toronto has many arterial roads for travelling east-west within the city, but; with the size of the city and the amount of traffic congestion, every one of those routes needs to be at maximum operating capacity - The Eglinton LRT will kill Eglinton Avenue as one of the best options for getting across the city; with roads tolls, the issue will be magnified – For those that argue that cars will be replaced by some other form of new technology, wait; wait until that technology exists and traffic dies down; then shut down the roads and build your new surface routes"

Phil Prentice