Comment 34011

By Tammany (anonymous) | Posted September 22, 2009 at 09:20:33

"especially since it's run by experts and not elected officials."

You're kidding right?

The Metrolinx board is now stocked by pure patronage. There is not a single transit engineer to be found. Aside from Paul Bedford (former chief city planner for Toronto) no one is really qualified to advise on transit issues (and I question whether Bedford really is). The Board is basically composed of lawyers, consultants, and chief executives. Seems like a sinecure to me.

From what I've heard, reports of the in-fighting, grandstanding and parochialism of the politician members were greatly exaggerated.

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