TORONTO — The Toronto Star reports that A $100,000 consultant’s report meant to help determine whether transit projects worth billions of dollars are cost-effective has been kept secret by City of Toronto officials.
In June, the City paid the firm to provide business case analyses for several projects planned by the city, including Mayor John Tory’s original “SmartTrack” idea for additional stops along the GO Transit rail line travelling through Toronto, and the controversial one-stop Scarborough subway extension.
The report produced, however, was never publicly released as part of a City staff report to executive committee in June, which was then debated at a July council meeting. The missing consultant information adds to a series of questions over future transit, according to the report. For the full story, click here.