Apr 30, 2009

Feds & Provincial Government work together, Uh?

Well, well. It finally happened… the Federal and Provincial Governments appear to be working together on the TTC’s latest streetcar replacement plan. Unfortunately it is not happening the way it should. After allowing the TTC to spend months of work accepting bids (twice) and then when it’s all over come out say there is no money available for the project. That’s a kick in the pants. It’s interesting to note, the money is there to build new LRT routes but forget about maintaining the existing routes. You gotta, just love those politicians and their political games.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a study that shows an investment of one billion dollars in public transportation supports and creates 30,000 jobs in a variety of sectors. These jobs include positions in manufacturing, service, repair worker, drivers, crew, ticket agents and construction.

Related Links:
Flap over streetcar deal a disgrace 
Transit Toronto 

Thanks to Robert Mackenzie for the info at Transit Toronto.

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