1-2B should be enough to add 5K ppdph to the Yonge Line, or ATC to Line 2, or starting building another central rapid transit line.
Metrolinx has a long history of signing contracts, and refusing to live up to their obligations. We've seen it with the Eglinton Crosstown, we've seen it with Presto, and now we're seeing it with Finch West. This is an agency that will fully sign an agreement, take your money, and then walk away from their commitments.
This is exactly why the subways should have been left with the city, and the province only building regional transit.
This is part of the reason why the proposed funds transfer to build the Ontario Line gives me pause. Knowing how Metrolinx operates, they'll sign the agreement, take billions of dollars from taxpayers and build something totally contrary to what was agreed to. This isn't an academic discussion. With Presto, they've still failed to meet their contractural obligations to the TTC, while charging them outrageous rates to use their still incomplete system.