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New Transit Plan Could Be Ready By End Of The Month

A new plan to replace Transit City will reportedly be ready by the end of the month and there’s word the Eglinton Crosstown line could be included in the mayor’s new vision for the TTC.

Metrolinx and TTC officials started crafting a new plan for the future of Toronto’s public transit shortly after Rob Ford announced that the Transit City light-rail plan was over and that he intended to build subways instead.

Ford campaigned on promises to build new subways, including a 10-stop extension of the Sheppard subway line between Downsview and the Scarborough Town Centre. The mayor said he wants to ensure new transit projects don’t compete with cars for space on the roads.

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT was a key component of the Transit City plan, but a report suggests it could be included in the mayor’s revamped transit plan because 11 kilometres of that line would run underground.