Criticizes Worship of Urban Rail
In an interview with NovaeResUrbs, a Toronto periodical (2 November 1998), David Gunn,
former Toronto Transit Commission and New York City Transit Authority general manager,
criticized the tendency of public transport authorities to build urban rail projects. Gunn
questioned construction of the latest Toronto subway line.
... today subways and light rail have become icons of development.
When asked whether the Gardiner redevelopment in Toronto should include public transit, Gunn responded:
Gunn has been acclaimed for his turnaround of both the New York City subway and Philadelphia's transit system (SEPTA) in the 1980s. He also served as general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority before taking the job at the Toronto Transit Commission. Gunn retired in 1998.
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