Metrolinx has largely slid under the radar regarding the botched up information surrounding Toronto’s Union Station to Pearson airport express train.
It was rammed through for the Pan Am Games and has run virtually empty since then until they slashed the price of a ride in half from $27.50 to $12.
Financial reports Metrolinx worked hard to keep secret have revealed they ignored several consultant studies saying the price was way too high and wouldn’t work.
Metrolinx wouldn’t say how much it spent on the consultants it ignored.
I am a supporter of mass transit in Southern Ontario, what I am not in support of, is a government who consistently takes good ideas and wrecks them because they don’t do their due diligence and when they do they ignore the findings.
The same can be said for their green energy plan.
Good intention but no financial responsibility.
My biggest fear is they will use the same lack of monetary logic and planning when constructing our LRT.
My confidence in Metrolinx is waning.
I’m Scott Thompson.