Aug 20, 2006

TTC cash whining blasted

The city has to stop crying wolf and blaming the province for all its funding problems, mayoral hopeful Jane Pitfield said yesterday.

Responding to a report that the TTC has a $1-billion hole in its five-year capital budget to buy and refurbish streetcars, buses and subways, Pitfield said it's wrong for TTC commissioners to talk about fare hikes.

"The threats to the public about fare increases have to stop," she said. "It's political. It upsets people and turns them off the TTC. Nothing is accomplished through threatening a fare increase and blaming the province when we still are negotiating with them." Continued…

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