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The big question for many cities that don't already have a rapid transit backbone, or who need to expand it, is how. One of North America's largest cities -- Toronto -- is about to make its transit expansion choice right now. It's where I live, so I'm hoping we get it right.
Gary Webster, Chief General Manager of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), was fired yesterday without cause. While the TTC is entitled to fire Webster, he will be entitled to financial compensation. In these circumstances, Webster's conduct falls well short of establishing just cause for his dismissal.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford vows he will stay the course — keeping a lid on city spending while finding a way to build subways despite an apparent lack of available money for his transit plans. In a wide-...