Ontario Transportation Minister pledges expansion into suburbs as part of Toronto subway takeover
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One of the problems is that Toronto never considers a more incrementalist approach to public transit.dantey wrote: ↑Nov 21st, 2018 11:20 pmI wished the subway extended into mississauga.
But more of a pipe dream since labour prices are so high and increasing.
Two - Three billion for a single station extension is why nothing gets built anymore.
Places like Singapore are able to do it on pennies on the dollar because they ship labourers from overseas and pay them hardly enough to survive.
Not something I agree with, but that's how it was done.
Nov 22nd, 2018 6:59 am
Too many small thinkers in positions of power. People who drive everywhere. Need younger energy. Public transit should be a number 1 priority. The more they wait and do nothing, the problem will just get worse and the cost will be higher.civiclease wrote: ↑Nov 22nd, 2018 6:34 amOne of the problems is that Toronto never considers a more incrementalist approach to public transit.
Calgary has been building out its lightrail network incrementally. Every 3-5 years several stations open. That's the way to do it, imo. The costs are manageable and the public can see actual results without having to wait half a lifetime.
The Bloor-Danforth western extension to Kipling was completed in (I think) 1954. That's 64 years ago and not a SINGLE new station further west has been added since. In 64 years.
Of course some might criticize such incrementalism as lacking vision, but what good is vision if it never yields results?
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Probably why people are willing to pay so much for RE. Commuting is horrendous and public transit is a joke. Only question is how much you value your time.
Nov 22nd, 2018 12:48 pm
Yup. Downtown price will continue to soar to the moon as long as TTC remains shit. I can’t imagine a worse commuting experience every day. I live downtown and still dread taking the TTC