多伦多将’s 过境城市 Return?

在多伦多,政客似乎对过境充满乐趣。新市长,反电车和茶包类型的罗伯·福特(Rob 福特汽车)在最近的选举中没有给安大略保守党授权时,得到了选民的反手。实际上,福特市长的野蛮滑稽动作在经典中帮助击败了哈达克保守党"从胜利的jaw口夺走失败" election..

Could light rail return to the transit table in 多伦多 or will 多伦多 Mayor 福特汽车 huffs and bluffs his way along, desperately trying to get multi billion dollars 地铁s built instead, while at the same time 在他的统治下交通崩溃了。

Who is not afraid to bell the 福特汽车 cat?

 

上周的结果'的省政府选举 安大略省 鼓励 多伦多 支持者"Transit City," who now believe the surface light rail plan killed 通过 Mayor Rob 福特汽车 during his first day in office could be revived, the "now toronto dot com" site reports:
http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/news/story.cfm?content=183135

"Transit City's minority report – For some, last week'的省级选举为复兴轻轨项目重新敞开了大门
 

本·斯普尔(Ben Spurr)

The results of the provincial election have 恩couraged progressives still holding out hope for the resurrection of 过境城市.

议员亚当·沃恩(Adam Vaughan)是等待过境计划的奉献者之一'是第二次来,最近'看到好兆头。其中之一是市长'至少目前暂时停止了对过境城市的替换。该省同意为其一部分(埃格林顿沿线的地下轻轨)提供资金,但是到目前为止,福特一直无法获得足够的私人资金来扩展Sheppard Avenue地铁。

旺市的另一个令人鼓舞的迹象是上周的结果'的省级选举,亲运输城市的新民主党在少数党政府中获得了更大的权力,并确认"Ford Nation"不再有省的耳朵。政治竞争环境看起来与当年大不相同 道尔顿 McGuinty acquiesced to a newly-elected and still popular 福特汽车 on 过境城市.

"You'我们有一群支持公交城市的议员,而您'大多伦多地区有一大批省议员,他们希望轻快地过境," says Vaughan. "Meanwhile you've got a mayor who'在Sheppard大街上,我仍然在Technicolor上做梦。市长'在比他强大得多的人海中只有一个声音。"

On the transit file, 福特汽车 is looking increasingly desperate. The morning after the provincial election, the first thing he did was venture out of his cocoon of protective right-wing media for an interview on the liberal CBC in which he publicly aired his demand for more provincial funding for 多伦多 transit.

交通部长凯瑟琳·永利(Kathleen Wynne)的发言人说,该省目前没有计划向该市提供更多的过境资金,但如果这种情况发生变化,新民主党的过境评论家Cheri DiNovo表示,任何省级拨款都应附带条件。

"如果该省将为更多的交通支付巨额费用,那么该省应该在其发言权上有发言权's used for," DiNovo says. "And 过境城市 is the best way of spending it. I'm sure 福特汽车 would rather see something built than nothing built. If we'偿还吹笛者的费用,我们可以称之为调子。"

Ford'市政厅的盟友对此看法有所不同。就TTC主席Karen Stintz而言,本来可以看到遍布整个城市的轻轨网络的过境城市(Transit City)却一如既往地死了。重新审视这个问题使她很生气。"It's not on the table," she says. "I don'甚至不知道如何回答这个问题。"

Councillor John Parker, who sits on the TTC board but is on record voicing reservations about 福特汽车'的地铁计划'认为省级选举没有任何改变。

"The proposal that'市长目前正在与总理和交通部长一起制定一项协议," Parker said. "I don'在省级选举后,注意其中任何一个办公室的变化。因此,我希望当前的计划是这三个主力军致力于并希望追求的目标。"

帕克承认,如果该省分担更多的过境资金, 女王's Park 本来可以改变当前计划的,但是他没有't think it'自由主义者可能会做出重大改变。

"如果您去找别人要钱,那他们给条件附加条件是合理的," he said. "但是这些字符串似乎已经被识别出来。他们导致市长宣布's office and 女王'今年的公园联合"承诺资助埋葬埃格林顿 克罗斯敦, and scuttled 过境城市.

There remains one development that could alter the political equation. When 福特汽车 decided to cancel 过境城市, he made 多伦多 liable for the costs associated with work already underway.

That bill from the province is expected to be upwards of $49 million, but mercifully for 福特汽车, who is in the middle of a crusade to stop waste at city hall, it has yet to arrive. Once it does, 过境城市 may start looking a lot more attractive, says Vaughan.

"There is no $49-million bill to repay if 过境城市 gets back on track," he said. "对于想要省钱的城市和省,省钱的最简单方法是停止取消商品并开始建造商品。"

A spokesperson for Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency, refused to confirm if the 恩tire $49 million would be wiped out if 过境城市 were rebooted. He also declined to say when 福特汽车 can expect the bill. 
 

多伦多市议会议员,以前曾担任多伦多市副主席 多伦多 Transit Commission [TTC] wants to know whether his council colleagues favor a heavy rail 地铁 for Sheppard Avenue or if they wish to return to surface light rail. Mayor Rob 福特汽车 declared the surface 轻轨 "Transit City"在上任的第一天就计划死了。的"内部多伦多点com" site has a report:
http://tinyurl.com/3fjqj8l
 

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2011年10月17日– 7:30 AM
沿着Sheppard的地铁或轻轨,市议员向城市寻求答案
Mihevc在下一次市议会会议上动议

TTC前副主席Joe Mihevc将在即将举行的理事会会议上询问有关Sheppard大道过境的一些问题– in an effort to start debate over whether the city should go ahead with Mayor Rob 福特汽车'计划建造一条地铁 士嘉堡,或返回市长宣布的轻轨交通计划"dead"之后他去年当选。

代表圣保罗在多伦多理事会上的Mihevc正在纽约市提交行政查询 十月24 理事会会议,该会议将就去年的过境政策方向突然转变寻求答案。

In the wake of the provincial election last week and events of this past year, Mihevc said the time is right to start a debate on the $4.2 billion transit plan that 福特汽车 embarked upon.

"鉴于所有流动性问题只会加剧自身的发展,这些都是与这座城市的未来相关的绝对关键的问题," he said.

"所以地面发生了变化,显然夏天的事件– mainly the mayor'的财富下降,然后由省长选举'的观点关于Sheppard地铁的资金的三方协议没有't materialize…这也起作用了。"

Mihevc询问市长以何种权力取消了过境城市;提交有关多伦多运输基础设施公司的状态报告,该公司于今年初成立,旨在制定一项计划,让私营部门帮助支付地铁费用;并就Sheppard 轻轨的取消费用对这座城市所承受的风险进行适当的评估,而Sheppard 轻轨则是在福特宣布该计划终止后进行的。

The questions will require an immediate response at the next council meeting. But Mihevc and other councillors are hoping the answers will just be a jumping-off point to a discussion overall of re-instituting the 过境城市 plan that had been underway when 福特汽车 took over as mayor from David Miller.

在过去的一年中,市长与总理进行了会谈 道尔顿 McGuinty将原本用于Sheppard Avenue和Eglinton Avenue上的地面轻轨交通的80亿美元资金转移到Eglinton 士嘉堡 克罗斯敦 轻轨。

该市表示将支付地铁的费用– $4.2 billion –通过与私营部门建立伙伴关系来取代Sheppard轻轨线。总理和市长签署了一项谅解备忘录,该省将在一条全新的地下Eglinton铁路线上开展工作。

But council must still debate the memorandum for it to have any force. Although the memorandum was signed in the spring, 福特汽车 has yet to bring it before council.
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