Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Subway vs. LRT: the saga continues...

In keeping with today's theme, here's a report by the Pembina Institute that examines the pros and cons of going ahead with the subway plan that Mayor Ford is so fond of, as compared with the Transit City light rail system.

Spoiler alert! "The subway extension would provide less service per dollar invested than the existing light rail rapid transit plan for Toronto, and wouldn't deliver transit service to the communities that need it most." Armed with Pembina's thorough research and solid statistical analyses, I will continue to campaign against replacing the LRT with subway extensions.

A light rail train in Portland. Their rapid transit system really impressed me when I visited last year.

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