How Ford's clawback of gas tax revenues could affect TTC service - 2019-04-22

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F94.png How Ford's clawback of gas tax revenues could affect TTC service April 22, 2019, Ben Spurr, Toronto Star

There's no map to show how a provincial decision to claw back more than $1 billion earmarked for transit will affect TTC riders, but city officials are warning the Ford government's cancellation of a promised increase from gas tax revenues will set Toronto's network on a path toward more crowded and less reliable service.

In their first budget since taking power last June, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives revealed two weeks ago they wouldn't honour the former Liberal government's pledge to increase the proceeds of provincial gas tax revenue transferred to municipalities, despite Premier Doug Ford's party promising to do so during the 2018 campaign.

The news came one day after Ford unveiled the blueprint for his new $28.5-billion transit plan, which he said would deliver big benefits for the city's riders.

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