Ontario 'priority to get shovels in ground' for LRTs


mentalfloss
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Ontario 'priority to get shovels in ground' for LRTs

TORONTO - Light-rail transit will go before the provincial cabinet “as quickly as possible” now that Metrolinx has approved the plan, Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli said Wednesday.

“Our priority is to get shovels in the ground and to get these projects underway as soon as possible,” Chiarelli said.

“The issue has to go to cabinet (but) we’ll get it there as quickly as possible.”

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had tried to block plans to build four LRT lines in Scarborough and North York — even declaring the scheme “dead” on his first day in office in 2010.

But Ford lost his grip on city council and LRT backers hijacked the transit agenda, pushing through the lower cost option over Ford’s preferred but more expensive subway plan.

One of the last hurdles for light rail was cleared Wednesday when Metrolinx — the province’s transit planning agency — approved the idea.

Chiarelli wasn’t sure when cabinet would vote on LRTs but it is not expected to be a contentious decision.

Ontario 'priority to get shovels in ground' for LRTs | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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LRTs are glorious streetcars and just as useless.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

LRTs are glorious streetcars and just as useless.

 
DaSleeper
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Cadilac----------$49,180


Volkswagen-------$22,175.00


Which would you rather ride????????
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I am aware of the cost difference but that doesn't change the fact that LRTs are useless.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I am aware of the cost difference but that doesn't change the fact that LRTs are useless.

The tree-hugging anti-oil Pembina Institute will tell you whether they are useless or not ok. The Pembina Institute.

One toke past the Pond's Institute.
 
CDNBear
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Oh yay! The constituents will be ignored.

Long live democracy, lol.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Give it ten years.... The way Toronto gains weight, they'll be crying for subways
 

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