Wednesday, November 07, 2007
According to a story by the Canadian Press, the federal government is set to announce $7.9 billion in infrastructure funding for Ontario, almost $2 billion more than their share of MoveOntario 2020. This announcement essentially assures that 52 projects to build over 900 kilometres of rapid transit in the GTA will go ahead sooner rather than later, and that there will be additional funding for other regional centres.
MoveOntario 2020 was not only unprecedented in magnitude, but the plan's key strength is that it draws its ideas from projects already on the books - projects that had been proposed, vetted and were simply awaiting funding. While I don't necessarily agree with all of the particulars of all of the projects, MoveOntario 2020 is the best we've seen so far, and it's great to see that it has support from all levels of government.
The next 12 years will turn the GTA into one giant construction site, but the freedom from gridlock will be worth the wait.
From now on, I won't be pasting entire newspaper articles into my posts. It should improve the readability, but there is a strong possibility that links to the newspaper articles will become dead after a few weeks. Feedback on this change is appreciated.