I don't disagree with this. I'm just saying that Toronto needed this line, regardless of how it gets paid for. Pearson is now at least in the same league as other serious international airports.Jimbobs wrote: ↑May 27th, 2016 9:54 pmThe Heathrow Express is a completely different kettle of fish. First, it came long after the subway option was available so there was clear evidence that it would work. Second, it was built by the Heathrow Airport Authority and paid for by them and not the public purse. Thirdly, it's pricing made it attractive to business travellers. The UPX had none of these.
Presto integration is embarrassing (separate Presto machines required for UP and GO?), but with the ability to transfer at Union to either GO or the subway using the same card, there are the beginnings of a modern transit system.
At this point, I almost don't care how it gets done or how much it costs. Expanding, extending, and integrating the transit system - the work that Metrolinx is doing - needs to keep this momentum forward to bring us into the 21st century. This is more important than building new roads, and if needed then tolls should be added to existing roads to pay for it.
The other embarrassment is Toronto's subway system and how limiting it currently is.