Toronto Says No To New Subway Cars For Now

Toronto City Council has struck down a request by the Toronto Transit Commission to order 80 new subway cars in advance, in case the city gets to host the 2008 Olympic Games. Budget chief Tom Jakobek said there was no money available.

Howard Moscoe, head of the transit commission, said if Toronto is awarded the Games, the city will have to pay a much higher price for the new cars or for the cost of refurbishing the old ones.