Premier-Designate Doug Ford wants to build subways to Pickering and Markham.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Ford expressed his love for subways.
“We love subways. Rapid underground transit,” Ford said, while attacking light rail systems.
“Unlike the LRTs, they rip up two lanes of road traffic and they clunk along the street,” he said, “we’re going to focus on being the most modern transit system in the world.”
Ford was speaking at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, which he committed to keeping in operation until 2024.
He said that his government’s plans for transit extend to Pickering and Markham.
“We’re going to build rapid underground transit that’s going to extend, not only in Toronto, but we’re the first government that’s going to run a regional transportation system,” said Ford.
“So folks in Pickering eventually will be able to hop on a subway and get to downtown Toronto. People of Markham and the outlying areas, over time, will be on a subway, to make sure that we get traffic moving.”
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The PC government says that the Pickering Nuclear Station is part of a larger nuclear industry that supports 60,000 jobs across Ontario.
“The clean electricity generated at the Pickering station will save consumers across Ontario millions and keep great paying jobs right here in Durham Region. I will never apologize for doing the right thing and fighting for Ontario jobs,” Ford said in a release.