UPDATE: Mayor's office killed "Transit City" webpage
UPDATE: Jackie DeSouza, the city's director of strategic communications, told the Star on Friday: "We removed the page from the website yesterday as the mayor's office had said Transit City no longer exists. I had a discussion with them. As you know, the TTC is developing a transit plan consistent with the mayor's platform and, once that plan is finalized, we'll post the information on the city's website."
As recently as Mon. Jan. 3, the City of Toronto's "Transit City" webpage -- unabashedly championing the light-rail plan condemned by subway-loving Mayor Rob Ford -- was working, complete with FAQs explaining why light rail is cheaper and better than subways for the various planned routes.
Web page not found
Finding the webpage through a Google search and clicking the "cached" tab also yields nada.
We have asked city staff if the page is down permanently and who made the call. The real surprise is that it stayed up so long.
Much of the same information is on the TTC's Transit City webpage, but with this caveat at the top:
Mayor Ford has requested that the TTC develop a new transit plan consistent with his platform. Work on a new plan is underway. For more info on the current plan see the Metrolinx website at http://www.metrolinx.com