Stephen Harper being a true politician, continued to play games. At GO Transit’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility, where the photo op took place the locomotives normal face east. The Prime Minister insisted that for him, it must face west. The locomotive had to be operated to the Via yard, turned around and brought back facing west. After he left, the reverse was done to get it back to the correct position. This only strengthens my previous post about politicians and transit.
Will the present free parking continue? GO Transit chair Peter Smith has not ruled out fees for parking at the garages. Build it and they will come, but you need a reason for them to stay.
|Station||Project||$ Amount||Present Parking Spaces|
|Aurora||Building Rehab/Parking Rehab||$1,250,000.00||769 parking spaces: (190- main lot; 382- west lot; 197-east lot)|
|Mount Pleasant||Parking Expansion||$1,100,000.00||611|
|Bramalea||Parking Expansion||$1,350,000.00||2,150 parking spaces: 1,500-main lot; 650-south lot|
|Centennial||Parking Structure||$14,000,000.00||178 parking spaces (behind Markham Centennial Community Centre)|
|Oakville||Parking Structure||$30,500,000.00||2,724 parking spaces (1,854- north lot; 458- south lot; 32- leased north lot behind McDonalds opposite GO Station; 200- Davis Road & South Service Road lot; 75- 222/224 Cross Ave; 105- 530 Lyons Lane)|
|Pickering||Parking Structure||$30,500,000.00||1,958 parking spaces (1,205- main lot; 753- least lot E. of station & north on Sandy Beach Rd.)|
|Rouge Hill||Parking Expansion||$1,500,000.00||1,041 (5 64- north lot @ 6200 Lawrence Ave. E.; 500 east lot- south lot)|