A divided city and a looming election didn’t deter London city council from going full speed ahead Monday on the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history, its bus rapid transit proposal.
Politicians voted overwhelmingly in favour of staying the course on the $500-million project, effectively launching them into election season with full endorsement of the contentious proposal on their records.
The bus rapid transit (BRT) network has been a cornerstone of this council’s vision for the city – centred on curbing sprawl and promoting “inward and upward growth” – and most politicians doubled down on that stance.
But one veteran political watcher says it’s a move that could further alienate some voters.
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