Category Archives: Public transit

Lawrence Solomon on The Agenda – Canada’s High Speed Railway

(July 24, 2009) Lawrence Solomon appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Palkin to discus Canada’s High Speed rail on June 5th 2009. Continue reading

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Good tolls, bad tolls

(November 28, 2008) The Greater Toronto Area needs a gazillion dollars to fund Metrolinx, a mega mega transportation system of light rail, commuter trains, subways, highways, roads, and bicycle paths designed to reach every ward in an 8,000 square kilometre operating region approaching six million people. Continue reading

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Coming soon to a subway near you: Part 2

(September 1, 2008) Little wonder that people got off public transit at the first available stop. Transit patronage in the U.S. declined steadily, falling from 114 trips per capita in 1950 to 37 in 1970 to 31 in 1990. Continue reading

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Londoners have bought into public transit

(November 3, 2006) In virtually every major city in the Western world, more and more people rely on the private automobile, fewer and fewer take public transit. Continue reading

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Government gruel

(June 4, 2005) Our federal government once ran a muscular military, packing great punch per capita in two world wars and making generations of Canadians proud. Then it merged our tradition rich army, navy and air force, neutered the resulting “unified” force, converted it to peacekeeping and finally to a laughingstock that rivals tiny nations like Luxembourg. Continue reading

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