In Tess Kalinowski’s free Star e-book Can this man save the TTC? the transportation reporter takes a long and thoughtful look at TTC CEO Andy Byford and the challenges he faces. It is a long and thoughtful piece because the situation is complicated, the challenges he faces are indeed considerable, and, of course, it would probably not be good journalistic practice to answer the title’s question with a simple “yes” or “no” and then leave it at that.
Those of you interested in reducing traffic congestion will be delighted to hear that it’s possible not one of the suggestions presented by the current crop of mayoral candidates would actually do anything to reduce traffic congestion. Edward Keenan argues that following through on the suggestions being made (a new subway line, better bus service, high-tech traffic lights, etc.) wouldn’t really make the situation better, and that the things with the potential to make the situation better (road tolls, for example) aren’t even close to being suggested.