This morning the Dufferin Station Modernization project reached a major milestone of opening two new Second Exits for public use.Read more
"I advocated to ensure that the 29 Dufferin bus route would be among the first to receive articulated ("bendy") buses, one of which has recently arrived in Toronto for testing.
At the end of June, 2013 I brought TTC CEO Andy Byford for a ride-along the 29 Dufferin route in order to show him the bunching of buses, which create the famous Dufferin caravans, along the route.
Sure enough, CEO Byford and I witnessed 4 buses arrive at Dufferin Station, at once, and I was subsequently assured that our area would be among the first to receive the new bendy buses once the restof the fleet arrives in Toronto.
In the mean time, here is a sneak peek at what our community can expect..."
- Ana BailãoRead more
With electrification of existing rail lines, it becomes possible to combine a fast regional express with local services...
On Wednesday, July 24th, TTC Chair Karen Stintz brought forward a motion "That TTC CEO Andy Byford initiate discussions with appropriate Metrolinx staff to determine the feasibility of using the Georgetown and Lakeshore East Transit GO Transit corridors for the Downtown Relief Line, as part of the Downtown Relief Line environmental assessment."
I am pleased that this motion was passed by TTC Board members, and that since its passing it has received positive media attention.
I will continue working to ensure that the Western portion of the Downtown Relief Line is a priority for the TTC and Metrolinx and that the residents of Downtown West, Ward 18 in particular, are served by an electrified, local train service as soon as possible.
I hope I can count on your support.
Toronto City Councillor
Ward 18, Davenport
I strongly believe that the best way to break our current grid-lock and keep our City moving forward is to build a fast, efficient and well-connected public transportation network that stretches across all areas of Toronto. As we strive to serve more areas of Toronto with transit it is important that we build new lines with City-wide vision plus respect for local circumstances and the inclusion of different modes – subway, LRT, streetcar and bus.Read more
In my recent response on the Scarborough Subway debate, I said:
"I am now working to turn Council's attention to the downtown relief line and addressing the local circumstances and preferences of downtown west.