Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave
Him ant TrudOWE are head for biggest embarrassment.
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LIE-berals blow the most amazing amount of smoke on all environmental issues!!!!!!!!!!
And they are full of crap on infrastructure issues as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is an article illustrating what a CRAPPY job that Jackass John Tory and his Silly Hall colleagues are doing of running Toronto. With some comments of my own in brackets):
4 Bombardier streetcars out of service indefinitely after flooding damage
CBC/Radio-Canada, Aug. 28, 2018
The streetcars had their electrical systems short circuited after being trapped and submerged in water.
The TTC has taken four of its new Bombardier streetcars out of service after the vehicles suffered extensive damage during a massive August rain storm.
The transit agency says the damage occurred on Aug. 7 after a "chute of water" burst open a manhole cover in an underpass on King Street West, near Sudbury Street, halting traffic and trapping the streetcars in rising flood water.
(And there is the revelation of LIE-beral socialist stupidity at city hall! LIE-berals have been telling us for years now that climate change is making for bigger storms and greater damage- and yet LIE-berals have DONE NOTHING!!!!! That King St. west area close to the lake and is notorious for its various easily flooded underpasses and is KNOWN as a flood problem area! Yet Jackass John and his moronic minions will be spending money they do not have to argue against Ford and his order to shrink the bloated Silly Hall Council size- while IGNORING KNOWN FLOODING PROBLEMS that have just ruined FOUR brand new streetcars costing millions of dollars!!!!!!!!)
The water eventually "short circuited critical systems" on board the vehicles, the TTC said.
"The fact that a car ahead of the streetcar was also disabled meant that our streetcar was trapped while water levels continued to rise," said TTC spokesperson Stuart Green.
(Apparently streetcar operators have a mindset much like Lemmings? Just blindly following each other into the water! If the guy ahead was stuck- most people would know NOT to get too close!)
"Thankfully, our operators did all the right things in terms of getting passengers to safety in extremely difficult circumstances."
(Oh yes- and there IS the problem- TTC staff have had entirely too much practice at evacuating passengers in recent years!)
The TTC says it has revised its extreme weather protocols as a result of the flooding. It will now try to avoid areas that are prone to flash flooding during heavy rainfalls.
(What a GREAT IDEA!!!!!! Stay away from flood zones! Too bad that so much of Toronto is INCREASINGLY flood prone thanks to aging infrastructure that is no longer able to handle the growing volumes of rainwater run off generated by new buildings and pavement! Jackass John and his moronic minions believe that MORE GRAVY for civil service union Hogs is a better investment than rainwater retention ponds and flood control!!! Not to mention how much sh+t overflows from sewage treatment plants with every rainfall- going on to foul our local beaches!)
In total, nine of the new Bombardier streetcars were damaged, though five of them have been repaired and put back in service.
Two of the heavily damaged vehicles will be sent to a Bombardier facility in New York state for major cleaning, repairs and parts replacements, the TTC confirmed.
(LIE-berals are obsessed with reducing carbon emissions- so should we ask how much diesel fuel will be burned in transporting the broken street cars to New York and back? With the repairs needed simply because LIE-berals will not waste THEIR GRAVY on new and improved DRAINAGE DITCHES for Toronto!)
Two others will be repaired by Bombardier at the TTC's Leslie Barns facility in the coming months.
Green said it is not yet clear when any of those four vehicles will return to service, since the extent of the damage has not yet been determined. The transit agency doesn't expect any impact on its overall service while the vehicles are being repaired.
(Yeah- the supply of unreliable TTC vehicles in various states of disrepair are things commuters are USED TO dealing with!)
"The repairs to the four cars requiring Bombardier's assistance are being done under contract and we do have insurance for situations like this," Green added.
(That`s nice! And what is the deductable for this insurance? Considering the streetcars were damaged due to city neglecting its infrastructure and the King St flooding issue is well known? And what will be the insurance premiums for next year due to city sloppiness over flood problems?)
Police rescue 2 men from water-filled elevator during Toronto flooding
Homeowners mopping up basements say city needs to do more to prevent flooding.
(No kidding! But the city IS doing a FINE JOB of ducking responsibility for flooding caused by broken water mains that the city is neglecting due- as usual- to its need for Hog gravy ahead of infrastructure repairs!)