Boring Choice #2 wrote:If they want to do it pan provincially, they would have brought all the municipal transit authorities on board. It's great if it ends up expanding provincially eventually, but let's not pretend it wasn't focus on Toronto first and then Ottawa, and whatever happens later is meh.
It didn't start in Toronto though, it started in the general commuter network in the Golden horseshoe. It was actually forced on Toronto against its wishes.
You are making all my arguments for me.
I talked about the provincial government (not just this one, but especially this one) being obsessed with running the city and the premier acting as if he wants to be the mayor, and you use Metrolinx as an example, where the province essentially said that the city was not capable of running the TTC (they are not wrong).
I talked about the provincial government needing to represent all the people of the province, and not just its most populous regions, and you talk about a transportation network being pan provincial and not doing it piecemeal, despite the mission of the network being to serve just those most populous regions, and the fact that they have done it exactly in a piecemeal manner.
I get that it is easier to just focus on the Toronto region, and to a lesser extent Ottawa, but that is not the mandate of the province.
I'm not complaining because I think London is underserved. I think things are fine here. The problem is that the bigger regions are overserved to the detriment of the smaller regions, and sometimes vice versa.