Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Well, I Was Sure Wrong When I Said

...this.  Turns out Metrolinx did take the T.O. City Council vote to cancel the Scarborough LRT seriously. They're basically telling council that they will suspend work on the project until such time as council gets its act together.

Oh, and by the way, T.O gets to eat $85 mil in sunk costs, and if they want to build the SRT replacement as a subway, they'll have to find $300 mil that the province won't give 'em, and almost certainly another $1,000,000,000 that they have been trying unsuccessfully to swindle out of the feds.  Hate to say it, but the city richly deserves this rebuke; they gave us a whole summer of stupid politics.  I suppose come fall, when the free money has most definitely not arrived, their plan will revert back to an LRT and everyone will pick up where they left off.  But what a waste of time and money.

Don Peat got hold of the letter:

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