Bob Brent left a very long comment, and I’m putting it in a post of its own. Please note that I do not intend to do this regularly, and don’t want to encourage people to try to turn this site into their own blog. However, after some of the [expletive deleted] comments I have received here about my pro-LRT orientation, it’s nice to get some fan mail.
[The bad link in the first paragraph has been corrected. Note that it goes to a Power Point file, not a PDF.]
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The April 10th meeting of Toronto’s Parks and Environment Committee will consider a proposal to give two-for-one fares for adults travelling on the ferries between 5 and 9 pm (except for special event days on holidays and weekends) from the Victoria Day to the Labour Day weekend.
Most people leave the island in the late afternoon after a hard day at the beach. The Parks Department reckons that there is a growing population who live downtown near the ferry docks for whom the island could be a welcome evening spot. The ferries are running with available capacity, and the cheaper fares are not expected to cost the city anything.
Fortunately, the GTTA has yet to demand that total fare integration be provided so that a rider can board a GO Train in Barrie and travel seamlessly to Hanlan’s Point.
The Star has a story fresh from Associated Press about the TGV which has just set a new world speed record for conventional railway technology:
That’s a little over six seconds per kilometre.
Of course, you need a completely private right-of-way in first class condition, and stops are a very, very long way apart. I don’t think we’ll see this on King Street soon.