A war of words is heating up between the Mayor and CEO of the TTC.
John Tory has warned the TTC to trim it’s budget in order to find some savings, but Andy Byford has indicated he’s done all he can, but the transit agency is still coming up short.
In a letter to the city’s Chief Financial Officer, obtained by the Toronto Sun, Byford says they have already made about $82 million in cuts, about $149 million short of what they need.
But other than making service cuts or raising fares, Byford says they just can’t make it work.
Tory told the paper he’s not okay with trimming all the service improvements made on his watch, and that if necessary, a task force would be appointed to dig deep into the books.
As part of the 2017 budget process, City council asked that every department find 2.6% in savings.