Monday, October 31, 2011

The Great TTC Debate! | TransitHub

The Great TTC Debate! | TransitHub: ""Moving Toronto: Debate on the Future of the TTC" event held at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management. The debate raised many questions: how will Toronto's increasing congestion impact our plan for public transit? What roles do buses, streetcars, and subways play in the mix? Why don't we just build new freeways? Each discussion forced the audience to ponder how we'd handle transit in this city."
Watch the debate on transit hub. Post your opinion. We say make the buses free and it will soon become obvious where to put rail. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cars are more pain than pleasure

Are we reaching ‘peak car’? - The Globe and Mail: "“If you're a typical North American, at the end of a long, stressful day at work, you're not saying, ‘I can't wait to get in my car. I would just love to go for a drive.' It's much more likely you'll say, ‘I wish I could go for a walk,' ” says Mr. Litman, executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute."

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Transit City making a comeback

Torontonians start online petition to bring back Transit City | The Toronto Observer: "When East York resident Trish O’Reilly posted a petition online to get the Transit City plan back, she had no idea how quickly it would spread. With minimal promotion, it gathered over 1,600 signatures within a week.
O’Reilly said all she did was let a few friends know about her petition through email and Facebook, and the petition took on a life of its own. Currently there are over 1,700 signatures, with a stated goal of 10,000.
“I was really bothered when [Mayor Rob] Ford got up on first day of administration and cancelled Transit City,” O’Reilly said. “I thought it was a really bad decision.”"

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It is simple, #transit is cheaper than cars

Toronto News: Hume: Evidence is clear — we need better transit - thestar.com: "The Toronto Board of Trade claims congestion already costs the GTA $6 billion annually. That will only get worse. The highway grid operates at full capacity but adding lanes and new roads simply doesn’t help.

Still, we balk at the cost of building and operating new transit. What about the cost of not building new transit?"

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Toronto voters demand return of Transit City - Petition Online Canada

Toronto voters demand return of Transit City - Petition Online Canada: Given that
(a) the Transit City plan provides more transit for less money than Mayor Ford’s new subway plan,
and that
(b) the cancellation of Transit City would cost the City of Toronto a substantial amount in cancellation fees and penalties, which taxpayers can ill afford at this time,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Toronto News: TTC breaks single-day ridership record - thestar.com

Toronto News: TTC breaks single-day ridership record - thestar.com: "The prospect of longer waits and more crowded buses next year doesn’t appear to be discouraging riders from flocking to the TTC right now.

On Sept. 15, the TTC saw a record 1.71 million rides on a single day.

It was the fifth time this year that the TTC exceeded the Oct. 27, 2010, record of 1.68 million rides."

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