Last Fall the Toronto Area Board of Trade floated the idea of uploading all transit in the GTAH to the province under the umbrella of a new agency—Superlinx. The benefits of such a plan would include region-wide prioritization of projects based on evidence-a concept notably absent in the Hamilton LRT debate. Important as well would be the integration of local transit routing into a seamless regional system so that commuters who can’t be served by GO rail can still get to their destinations with a minimum of transfers and long waits. The operational problems with the fare integration system PRESTO (which is anything but), would finally be resolved with the elimination of local jurisdictions. There are some flawed assumptions in the Board’s proposal—the main one being that “safeguards” can be built into the Superlinx governance structure to eliminate political interference. That was supposed to be the case with Metrolinx which was launched with great fanfare as an arms-length, evidence-based coordinator of regional transit. But in recent years especially, Metrolinx had fallen prey to political interference from the province and began to act against its own expertise with projects like the one-stop Scarborough subway, GO stations in Minister’s back yards, and, in our opinion LRT in Hamilton, where the transit metrics hardly support BRT, and the economic uplift is mostly aspirational. Still a regional system can be implemented as we see in New York, where the Metropolitan Transit Authority system extends as far north as Poughkeepsie, 81 miles from Grand Central Station and where some 76 express bus routes cover the entire region where subway and MTA rail are not available. Superlinx deserves a closer look by this province.