With less than two weeks to go before Toronto City Council reviews the TTC budget, Toronto’s Mayor has announced some lofty goals.
Speaking at the Davisville Carhouse Monday morning, John Tory confirmed the budget, as proposed, will represent a $50-million increase over last year’s budget. “So when I see words used that imply there is less being invested in public transit, I don’t know how that squares with the facts.” Tory said.
The Mayor wasted little time in pointing out some of the improvements the TTC has implemented under his administration, including significant drops in wait times for subways, buses and street cars. “The entire system saw delays reduced by 13-percent compared to 2014.” Tory Noted. “That is also why I am also here to announce that the TTC is implementing an aggressive strategy to reduce subway delays by and additional 50–percent.”
The Mayor is optimistic he can get that done by 2019, with some much needed funding help from both the provincial and federal governments.