According to the Toronto Sun, Chairman Giambrone (when he wasn't entertaining bimbos in his City Hall office) took frequent cab rides while on city business and billed the taxpayers of Toronto:
TTC chairman Adam Giambrone isn't the only one on the embattled transit commission that hopped into a taxi last year and stuck taxpayers with the bill.
A day after the Toronto Sun first reported Giambrone's 2009 office budget included more than $3,000 for operating costs that included thousands in cabs and hundreds on TTC tokens and passes, city records show all but two of the commissioners - who are all given Metropasses - also billed taxpayers for cab rides. And like Giambrone, many of the councillor cab rides including short jaunts and rides that ran directly along transit routes.
I took my camera with me while riding the subway downtown. Many of the stations are dirty and strewn with garbage, while some are literally falling apart:
I could go on, but you get the idea. In 2008, the TTC announced plans to "diversify" the design and decoration of its perfectly serviceable stations along the Bloor-Danforth line. Good grief - how about just picking up the garbage and fixing the crumbling walls of the stations that really need it? Maybe then Chairman Giambrone will be more comfortable joining the strap-hangers.