As regular readers here will know, I have had a running correspondence with several people about the fine details of engineering various parts of the Transit City proposal. Enough already. The issue is that this is a proposal for a network to get people talking about what transit can do on a large scale.
Yes, there are details to be worked out for various sections, but it’s not my job to run a one-man mini-EA for each route. People get paid a lot of money to do that and I’m sure Transit City will keep them in small change for years.
I have a few comments still in the hopper about alternate routes and technologies, and these will be answered in due course. However, I will henceforth delete without mercy [you have to imagine mad cackling laughter here] comments asking me about details of engineering various stations and bridges, among other things. I think that’s been done to death, other readers are probably getting bored, and I have better things to do with my time.
To all of you who have commented, many thanks even if I don’t agree with you. At least there is a conversation going on here.
Let’s not turn Transit City into an exercise in Toronto negativism where people spend their time finding all the things that might be wrong with a proposal and concentrate instead on how we can build a better transit system.