I know for a fact that this project depends on 1/3 equal funding from all levels of government. The province of Ontario is giving exactly 1/3 of the cost of this Vaughan Subway Line and York and Toronto is expected to contribute 1/3 of the cost. This is the case well ALL the transit projects including Brampton and Mississauga's.There are no actual indications that the line will be extended to VCC - such a plan only exists in the very preliminary stages, and as others have mentioned, your formula assumes that the funding will be provided equally from all 3 levels of government (which is unlikely, given the fiscal climate).
The $2 billion plus figure is the true cost of the Vaughan subway line and was outlined in today's Toronto Star. Remember this line will have to tunnel underneath Highway 407 which isn't going to be cheap.
There are clear differences between Missisauga and Vaughan. For one Mississauga isn't building an underground subway line under empty fields. Mississauga is building an above ground bus only line.As to the isuse of public outrage over this - incidentally, empty fields is exactly what the 403 transitway runs along. Where is the public outrage over this poorly thoughtout proposal based on dubious planning principles?
Two, Mississauga has built huge transporation nodes and demand along the Transitway, most notebly the Airport Corporate Centre, Mississauga City Centre and Erin Mills Town Centre which is also experiencing it's own mini condo boom and has tons of potential for intensification.
The purpose of the Mississauga Transitway is provide express cross town service for riders between the Subway, MCC and far off places like Erin Mills.
As doady mentioned, the Mississauga segment is the first phase of a cross regional transitway for GO Transit.
mpolo2, I work in Communications for the a local Member of Provincial Parliament. I think I've been clear about my bias towards Mississauga, heck my name is FutureMayor. However, in this case I'm not even advocating a subway line to Mississauga, I'm advocating for the redirection of huge transit funding towards other more urgent and worthy projects like Scarborough, new LRT lines for the Waterfront, and all day GO Train services for the GTA.FutureMayor, don't you work for the city of Mississauga? No offence, I dont know that I see you as the most impartial commentator on this issue.
Suicidal Gingerbread Man, this is my own personal rant, and I believe it's an important one that needs to be heard. We are going to to be spending $2 billion of public funds towards a subway line out to the middle of nowhere.Is this second subway thread really necessary? Its just FutureMayor's personal soapbox.
doady, I was with the Mayor and senior staff this morning for a press conference and the buzz in the room is that LRT along Hurontario will become the number one priority for the city now that we have the Transitway funding is fully secured. A Hurontario LRT is coming much sooner than you think.I also would rather see Mississauga improve transit along the roads too like it is planning for Hurontario but this transitway is for regional transit, not local transit.