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York leaders seek ‘tools’ to fund regional transit, roads

After Greater Toronto Area mayors and chairpersons met with Premier Kathleen Wynne Tuesday to discuss collaborating on a number of issues, they are now looking to the upcoming provincial budget for new “revenue tools” to bankroll roads and transit, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said at a York Region transportation symposium yesterday.

Toronto Star, March 12, 2015

Scarborough LRT would attract more development than subway: Study

Toronto Mayor John Tory mused last week — following reports the Spadina subway extension to Vaughan could run as much as $400 million over budget — that perhaps the red rocket could initially run only as far as York University. But that’s a non-starter for local politicians. Transportation Minister and Vaughan MPP Steven Del Duca has repeatedly said he expects the subway to run all the way to York Region, as promised by the TTC when the province invested $870 million into the $2.5 billion project .

Vaughan Citizen,

Vaughan politicians vow to keep Spadina subway extension on track

Toronto Mayor John Tory mused last week — following reports the Spadina subway extension to Vaughan could run as much as $400 million over budget — that perhaps the red rocket could initially run only as far as York University. But that’s a non-starter for local politicians. Transportation Minister and Vaughan MPP Steven Del Duca has repeatedly said he expects the subway to run all the way to York Region, as promised by the TTC when the province invested $870 million into the $2.5 billion project .

Toronto Sun, March 9, 2015

Inside the new Union-Pearson Express

Metrolinx officials are defending the cost of riding the soon-to-launch Union-Pearson Express, arguing the service will appeal to anyone who wants to get to Pearson International Airport in a reasonable amount of time. While no date has been set for the Union Station-to-airport service to begin, reporters were provided Monday with a ride on the express train. . . . .
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