Councillor Josh Matlow

transit

28 05, 2018

Let’s Move Forward Now with 24 Stops for Scarborough

2018-07-06T20:58:16+00:00Tags: , |

Council decided this week to move forward with a 17-stop LRT extension of the Eglinton Crosstown from Kennedy Station to the University of Toronto's Scarborough Campus (UTSC). While I strongly endorse this LRT line, the Mayor's continued support of the 1-stop Scarborough subway has left no funding available for this Crosstown extension. Further, the City's [...]

4 05, 2018

We Need Relief (Subway Line) Now!

2018-07-11T14:29:01+00:00Tags: , |

As any resident who rides the subway knows the Yonge Line is already at capacity. During rush hour at stations like Eglinton, it is common to wait for two or three trains before boarding and once on, you’re crammed in like a sardine. The overcrowding is most critical at Bloor-Yonge station, which is already nearing capacity, with [...]

2 02, 2018

We Need Relief (Subway Line) Now!

2018-07-06T20:09:54+00:00Tags: , |

As many of you experienced first-hand, Toronto's already overcrowded subway system was thrown into chaos this week. The serious delays on Tuesday and Wednesday caused by signal errors, track problems, and other incidents, punctuated the need for the Relief Subway Line. As any resident who rides the subway knows, the Yonge Line is already at capacity. [...]

13 12, 2017

Council Votes against Value-for-Money Audit (the most basic and relevant facts) on Scarborough Transit

2018-07-06T19:38:32+00:00Tags: , |

  It is unfortunate that, yet again, the Mayor and Council decided to not ask for relevant and important information, regarding the future of our rapid transit system and the expenditure of billions of tax dollars, by voting against my motion to finally see a Value-for-Money comparison of the 1-stop subway extension with a 7-stop LRT in the McCowan corridor. [...]

7 07, 2017

Federal Government Contributes $4.8 billion for Toronto Transit Projects

2018-07-11T14:29:20+00:00Tags: , |

The federal government announced they would contribute $4.8 billion toward 1/3 shares of transit projects in Toronto. City council has submitted four priority projects for the federal transit fund: The Relief Subway Line ($6.8 billion) RER ($3.7 billion) Eglinton East LRT ($1.7 billion) Waterfront transit ($1.5 billion) Together, the projects are estimated to cost $13.7 billion. [...]

1 05, 2017

Relief Subway Line Planning Moves Forward, Project Still Unfunded

2018-07-06T18:05:29+00:00Tags: , |

The Relief Line subway is Toronto's top transit priority. The new subway is desperately needed to reduce overcrowding on the Yonge line, which already sees many of you waiting 3 or 4 trains just to get on at Midtown stations including Eglinton, Davisville and St. Clair. I am pleased that Council took an important step forward by voting [...]

1 05, 2017

Community Groups Request Province to Require Comparison of Scarborough Subway with LRT Plan

2018-07-06T17:44:31+00:00Tags: , |

Over 20 community organizations including Scarborough Transit Action, TTC Riders, and Toronto Environmental Alliance have signed a letter to Premier Wynne and Environment Minister Murray requesting the province to require the City to undertake a comparative evaluation of the 1-stop Scarborough subway extension and the 7-stop LRT. The groups cited my motion to Council last month asking for a [...]

31 03, 2017

Council Ignores Evidence and Chooses 1-Stop Subway Over 24-Stop LRT Network for Scarborough

2018-07-06T17:07:51+00:00Tags: , |

As many of you have heard by now, Council has opted to continue work toward a 1-stop extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway to the Scarborough Town Centre instead of a 2-line, 24-stop network. I wrote extensively about the options in my previous newsletter to you. It is unfortunate that, yet again, Council decided to not ask for relevant and important information [...]

23 03, 2012

Toronto is moving forward with building transit

2012-03-23T03:27:10+00:00Tags: |

Dear residents,   Toronto's city council made a historic decision to finally move forward with building transit for Toronto and to truly connect our city. I want to extend my deepest appreciation to each of you who have supported this honest, evidence-based and fiscally responsible plan.   Next steps must start now   Now that [...]

22 03, 2012

Minister’s Statement on Toronto City Council Vote on Transit

2012-03-22T21:44:11+00:00Tags: |

Today, Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli issued the following statement on the Toronto City Council vote in favour of light rail transit:   "A majority of Toronto City Council voted today to build light rail transit along Sheppard Avenue East.   Last year, the Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mayor Rob Ford to build [...]

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