I received the following comment from Karem Allen, and felt that it was worth putting in a thread of its own. Remarks here are all Karem’s (although I have tidied it up a bit).
“Help! I don’t work in downtown Toronto.”
I have formed a coalition called C.C.F.S.T. That stands for Concerned Citizens For Smart Transit.
Durham Region is great at getting people to the GO for the train or bus to Scarborough/Yorkdale/Yorkmills/Finch but other than that it is poorly lacking.
The 407 East extension is coming and the transitway type is unknown to me if it is for dedicated bus lanes or a rail system beside the highway.
What I see is these 905’s are great at having dreams of mass transit and paying for studies, but do not put anything into play. Viva is a great start however.
I would like to see a plan to have people be able to go to York Region from Durham easier without having to go into Scarborough. It is on paper and has been there since 2003. Taunton Road could use a GO Bus route past Oshawa.
The only place to park a car and get on the bus or train in Ajax or anywhere in Durham is at the GO stations. These are all by the highway yet development has been to the north. This causes traffic troubles heading south in the morning and north in the evening.
There is a piece of land that I want to see deemed for transit use — park car and get on a GO bus in the North Part of town. I won’t say exactly where as in the blink of an eye they could build a house on it before I get to the planning department.
GO transit and TTC needs to realise that not everyone wants to go to King and Bay.
Don’t tell me to move as my home is here. I left the city because we wanted to buy a house. We bought a small wartime house and at the time I worked in Scarborough. Next year my company is going to Mississauga. I am not moving there!
If anyone wants a coalition button when I get them, …
Steve: Please don’t post requests here. Send email to Karem at the link above.
I will be sending them to as many officials as possible.
Are there any readers of this site from Durham Region?
Steve: Any comments on the transit situation in Durham would be welcome here. If you want to discuss another region, I may start a separate thread to keep things sorted out.