Transit Politics - LRTs vs Subways

Dec. 2, 2018

"Face it; the Scarborough LRT is dead! - I am not a Doug Ford fan, but there is no way his administration will give it a second thought - The extension of the Bloor-Danforth line (Line 2) to Scarborough Centre will proceed, hopefully with added stops, and hopefully extended to finally connect with the Sheppard Subway (Line 4) - There are 4 years to go for Ford - It will be late to turn back by the time the next provincial election rolls around - The extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to UTSC and Malvern will provide adequate service for the more sparsley populated areas of Scarborough (Doug Ford wants to run this line underground - I don't think running it underground will be financially viable, and highly doubt it will ever happen)"

Phil Prentice on Facebook - Dec 2'18
Mar. 26, 2017

TTC chair Josh Colle defends the transit commission's CEO Andy Byford, above, and the decision to build a one-stop subway extention in Scarborough - Nakita Krucker / Toronto Star

Mar. 26, 2017
Subway, not old LRT plan, only option for Scarborough: Colle

If you truly believe in better transit for Scarborough, the plan to extend the subway, SmartTrack and the Eglinton East LRT is the only one on the table

By Josh Colle - Mon., March 20, 2017 -

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."

Rob Ford - Mar 22 circa 2012 - After losing the vote
Dec. 22, 2016

"Our roadways are jammed; our transit system is taxed beyond capacity; there are hundreds of new condos going up and hundreds more planned for the new future; every time a new condo is completed, hundreds of cars and transit users are added to the system; it takes 10 to 15 years to plan and build new transit and infrastructure - Why don’t some of you get it?"

Phil Prentice