Uploading the subway will not help Toronto commuters

The Ontario government is planning to upload Toronto’s subway, claiming it will allow for the rapid expansion of better public transit across the GTHA, but that’s highly doubtful.

Why? Because Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek’s emphasis on public-private partnerships and a market-driven approach suggests privatization is the cornerstone of the province’s plan.

Will dismembering the Toronto Transit Commission, fragmenting transit planning, and handing transit assets to private consortiums improve public transit? Not if you look at the lessons learned from Metrolinx.

Read Ricardo Tranjan's full analysis of the challenges facing Toronto's transit system in the Toronto Star.