City council will continue to run the TTC when private citizens are introduced on the Toronto Transit Commission.
On Monday, council is expected to approve expanding the transit board from nine city councillors to 11 members, including five private citizens. A politician would continue to operate as the chair.
“The mayor has given his agreement that it should be an 11-member board, that it should be a majority of councillors,” said TTC chair Karen Stintz.
The private-sector members would probably be installed in June, and then the councillors sitting on the TTC could also change.
There has been speculation that a majority of city councillors would move on Monday to oust five of their colleagues from the transit commission ‘ the allies of Mayor Rob Ford who engineered last week’s firing of TTC chief general manager Gary Webster.
“Speaking to colleagues on both sides of the fence,” Stintz said the agreement to reconstitute the transit commission in June “would be widely accepted.”