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AlvinofDiaspar

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Interesting bit from Steve Murno re: Obico:

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Line 2 will also require a new carhouse on land that the City of Toronto is acquiring (or may already have bought) southwest of Kipling Station, the old Obico Yard. The plan provides for acquisition and design, but not yet construction which is unfunded.

Updated January 23, 2020: In response to a query about the status of the city’s acquisition of Obico Yard, the TTC replied:
Yes it has already been acquired by the City but the market value assessment is being contested so funds are being secured for potential settlement. We’re also in negotiations to secure a second parcel of land to maintain access to the site. [Email from Stuart Green, Jan. 23/20]
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So I guess this is a definitive confirmation.

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If he could make Metrolinx even vauguely functional that would be amazing.
Metrolinx will never be anything more than a political tool as long as it remains under the jurisdiction of the Province of Ontario. Metrolinx’s governance needs to be decentralized and made more independent if it’s to be a genuinely useful organization
 
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I hate to be a party pooper but...

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Too bad, really.

Aside from the fact I would prefer him as TTC CEO to the current occupant of said office; I also wouldn't mind seeing him either as 'Transportation Czar', an as-yet uncreated job that would see someone be ultimately responsible for TTC & Transportation Services and the Toronto Parking Authority (and Bikeshare). Allowing for a clear-line of accountability and better coordination and cooperation between those parties.

Alternatively, City Manager might be a good fit. His work ethic brought to the entire City bureaucracy.
 

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Metrolinx will never be anything more than a political tool as long as it remains under the jurisdiction of the Province of Ontario. Metrolinx’s governance needs to be decentralized and made more independent if it’s to be a genuinely useful organization
Agreed, the only way Metrolinx will every have the teeth to implement anything useful is if they literally function at an independent level a la Bank of Canada style. Asides from that, it's just another "arm-length" agency which the government will tug at every instance it can.

As for Rick Leary, the guy is a joke. I'd put him at the same level as Howard Moscoe (yes he wasnt a TTC GM/CEO, but the level of incompetence he showed was simply amazing).
 

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