It's been a while since I wrote anything here. I've been busy but, for some reason, unable to really get anything going even in my free time. This, despite some excitement in the Canadian blogosphere, but partly because of some excitement in the real world. Anyway, I'll try to get myself back in the groove with an easy one on one of this site's common themes.
The Toronto Star today reported what they claim is the inside scoop on the McGuinty's government's plans for funding transit with the gas tax.
The government is about to announce their plan tomorrow. If the Star is right, here are some facts:
Overall, I can't complain, so long as this is all new money and not a replacement for any other previously-made commitments. It sounds like a promise kept.
Here's an interesting part of the article:
Another Star article talks about some of the projects that might move forward in Toronto -- although the first priority remains the maintenance deficit. Despite big talk about subway building, The Ridership Growth Strategy is the likely focus for the coming years. At least now it looks affordable.