Premier Doug Ford made an astounding commitment to improve public transit across Toronto and the GTA in last week’s Ontario budget, with one key qualification.
That is that an astounding plan is still just a plan.
It does nothing to make the lives of public transit commuters better, nor improve traffic congestion now costing our economy billions of dollars every year, until it’s built.
And we’ve heard such promises made before.
Defeated Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne made a similar commitment in 2014 to a massive investment in Ontario public transit and transportation infrastructure, which died with her government’s defeat in June.