Transit guru arrives next week looking for TTC gravy
TTC chief general manager Gary Webster is on the record welcoming the second set of eyes in preparation for what's expected to be a historically difficult budget cycle in 2012.
But he worked with Gunn when he was at the TTC through the difficult period of 1995 to 1999. So he knows where the transit guru is likely to cast his eyes in search of efficiencies. Webster doesn't believe he's overlooked much.
He buys into Gunn's philosophy that maintaining the system has to come before expanding it. Ideally you do both, he says. But you can't compromise safety in the name of expansion and you can't spend money you don't have.