MARCUS GEE, GLOBE AND MAIL COLUMNIST, STANDS UP FOR THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION

Marcus writes – “The TTC, now celebrating it’s 100th anniversary, is the third busiest system in North America after New York’s and Mexico City’s. It’s a comprehensive, city-wide grid. You only have to travel to just about any American city to see how good we have it. . . . . Both federal and provincial governments are investing billions. The result is a series of huge projects, from the Finch West LRT and the Eglinton Crosstown to the Scarborough subway extension. And there’s the upcoming Ontario Line, a whole new subway route for Central Toronto. The TTC is buying 60 more of those sleek new streetcars, replacing old diesel buses with cleaner diesel-electric hybrids and trying out a battery-powered model. Subway service is speeding up by getting new trains . . . . It’s spending many millions making stations more accessible.” There’s much to consider, thanks to Marcus Gee.