Mayoral hopeful unveils transit plan

Mayoral candidate George Smitherman is pledging $7 billion in new transit infrastructure if elected this fall.

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Smart fare cards by 2014.

Free TTC for seniors on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Extend planned Sheppard, Eglinton Crosstown, Finch West light rail lines.

Expedite the Spadina Subway extension to York University in time for 2015 Pan Am Games.

ROADS

Reduce $60 Vehicle Registration Tax.

Disruption Index to report in real-time on construction, enforcement of the rules of the road.

CYCLING

Curb-separated routes in high traffic areas.

Dedicated bike expressways through hydro corridors.

For more of George Smitherman’s platform see Kris Scheuer’s story here.


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By: Town Crier Staff
Posted: May 29 2010 12:21 pm
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Edition: Toronto
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