December 2, 2015
Mr. J. Robert S. Prichard
Metrolinx Board of Directors
Mr. Bruce McCuaig
President and Chief Executive Officer
97 Front Street West
Toronto ON M5J 1E6
Attn: Kathy Haley, President, UP Express
cc. Premier Wynne, Minister Del Duca; Mayor Tory
Re: Union Pearson Express
Dear Mr. Prichard and Mr. McCuaig,
Toronto’s north-west needs a public transit line that accessible, affordable and sustainably electric.
Unfortunately, the Union Pearson Express is not on track to deliver on any of these counts. As is well documented since the opening day, it is overpriced, under-used, too oriented toward marketing a commuter “airline experience”, and employs vehicles that will need to be converted in some fashion to handle transit ridership needs and electrification.