The Whitby GO station will be squeezing in room for a new multi-storey parking garage to help ease congestion, officials say.I first made a post about this on May 5, 2007 and it's still a sad day when Go Transit takes passengers away from local transit. This is exactly what will happening when 900 spaces are added to the 2,458 existing parking spaces.
The weekday ridership has increased 7.2 per cent across the GO system. This should result in better transit rather than more parking space. One good thing about the increse riders is that a $10 million budget shortfall caused by rising fuel prices won't affect the cost of riding GO Transit.
The cost of this additional parking is $30 million dollars. I think the Ontario Government and tax payers would have got a bigger bang for their buck if it had been invested towards local transit.
Steve Munro ha an interesting post about Go parking on his web page.
New parking garage at station set to GO.