Today, the TTC is voting to order more buses, subways, streetcars, and Wheel-Trans buses, but the order will fall short of what is needed to replace aging vehicles. If the Premier fails to ramp up financial support, the City will only be able to purchase a small fraction of what we need to fix overcrowding and ensure service keeps up with demand.
Under the current budget, the TTC is only able to purchase a mere 13 streetcars, 70 Wheel-Trans buses and NO subway cars.
We have the capacity to build transit vehicles right here in Ontario. Thunder Bay is ready to support green, made-in-Ontario manufacturing, which would help us in our economic recovery from COVID-19.
If this government is truly committed to helping Ontario recover and helping commuters, it needs to take this opportunity and step-up. People who count on transit in Ontario deserve accessible, fast, and reliable service at an affordable price.