How determined is Mayor Rob Ford on subways?

- October 26th, 2012

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“I’m going to fight until the day I die for those subways and we will get subways.”

- Mayor Rob Ford during an interview on CP24 on Friday

Categories: Politics

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7 comments

  1. Neil Lacombe says:

    Keep up the hard work Mayor Ford. We need subways and not above ground streetcars/LRT’s. The St. Clair fiasco proves that the proposed LRT lines will impede not improve traffic congestion. Anyone with transportation experience knows this. Even Andy Byford said subways were the best option at the Council meeting when asked which was better, subways or LRT’s, much to Karen Stintz’s chagrin. We now have a city run by Mayor Ford and the TTC run By(ford), two great leaders.

  2. jsmut says:

    Instead of “fighting” for it, how about coming up with an actual plan (with numbers and such) to pay for it?

  3. Wilma says:

    There was and is plenty of “money” for “subways” and transportation. The first recipe is a.)on the Provincial level…….individual’s involved must be accountable for all the scandal’s and return the said funds to the Province……b.citizen’s of Ontario must put an effort into demanding this accountability, with individual’s involved going to jail……c.)Said province is in debt for “generations to come” for this unacceptable premeditated planning from McGuilty and the Liberal Party. Otherwise the Provincial level can donate just as much as they wasted for the “subways” which are desperately more necessary than moving Gas plants to save Liberal seats to retain a majority. Citizens of Ontario, for those that work, work physically harder than Liberals with their tongues in the legislature.

  4. Rod Sheridan says:

    It doesn’t matter “how determined” Mayor Ford is on subways, it depends upon how well researched his funding and usage studies are.

    Based upon his previous complete lack of planning and research, he doesn’t want subways, in fact he actively works to achieve nothing.

    This is what happens when we elect an ignorant, unskilled, un-educated person for Mayor.

  5. Keith M says:

    Subways are better than LRT in terms of speed and capacity. But they cost 3x as much, which makes their use as a means of providing transportation in low density suburbs to be very limited. Its better to build a downtown relief line and the LRT lines in the suburbs. Building a subway is not a guarantee in creating the levels of density necessary to justify the hundreds of millions spent on their construction. More than ten years in the purple line still doesn’t get enough people using it to justify its existence, and that is with the condo towers that have gone up along Sheppard since then.

  6. RoyalWe says:

    Rob Ford is basically a parrot. He parrots what he hears voters want. He doesn’t understand why and he has no idea how to deliver. If it wasn’t for Doug Holyday we would be in the same place we were when Miller was Mayor. On the positive side as long as the voters keep up the subway chant so will Ford. Hopefully someone with the necessary abilities and skill sets will come forward to implement a sound plan.

  7. W. K. Lis says:

    Building subways is the way to go… in heavy density neighbours. In medium density neighourhoods, the LRT is the way. To get subways, one has to increase the density in the area, but the NIMBYs will rise up to fight any building of high rise buildings as neighbours.

    Why are there still no heavy density around the Glencairn subway station? Because the neighbours (AKA NIMBYs) would be against it.

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