30,000 Comments

In the midst of a major transit controversy, it is appropriate that this site has reached a new plateau of 30,000 published comments.  That’s thanks to all of you who leave thoughts on a variety of topics (even the many schemes for routing future subway lines).

The ratio of comments to articles is about 20:1, although some threads generate much more activity than others.  As with transit vehicles, articles don’t arrive evenly spaced, and certain topics invite more crowding than others.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for writing so much.  The discussions are what makes this site work.  Although my voice may be among the loudest (it is my site after all), it is not the only one heard, and the debate hones the issues for all of us.

14 thoughts on “30,000 Comments

  1. Congratulations!

    Curious to know, do you know which article has the most comments? The “Metrolinx Announces Design Changes and Public Meetings on Eglinton LRT” has 244 comments (partly because there were so many developments over a long period of time).

    Steve: Yes, that’s the high roller, and as you say because the topic evolved so much and I didn’t start a new article to break the thread.

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  2. Steve: Thanks for running your blog so ‘faithfully’ and for being so clear and patient with your explanations and when responding to comments and questions. I, and I think most of us, have learned a great deal from you (and some of the commenters), about how transit is a bit like an iceberg: 2/3 hidden, but all essential. Thanks.

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  3. Congratulations! Now back to the swan boats, which should have made an appearance based on last Monday’s downpour.

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  4. Congratulations indeed, along with thanks to Steve and commenters who have the varied experiences of transit/mobility not merely in “Caronto”, but well beyond. Hmm, how many of our politicians get to the site?? or is it uh, “site” unseen, like the “plans” for a Scarborough subway?

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  5. Thank you, Steve!

    For providing all this wonderful, informed and intelligent transit reading to readers and commenters like us. 🙂

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  6. Congratulations, Steve. Your lucid and precise writing ability is testament to the wide readership and the resultant flow of comments.

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  7. Congrats Steve for championing Transit, like no other. Maybe one day, TTC will find the heart to hire you. You deserve the opportunity to bring good common sense to Industry.

    Steve: Working for the TTC is not something I relish as it would compromise my independence and probably lead to much frustration with both managerial and political decisions over which I would have no influence. My reach is not huge today, and I am under no illusion that I could stop or redirect the Ford/Stintz/Byford juggernauts. However, there needs to be informed public debate, even if I don’t agree with everyone’s position, and I would lose the ability to provide this forum, let alone comment and openly advise on important policy matters.

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  8. I may disagree with some of your views from time to time. But kudos to you Steve for managing this forum and advancing the cause of better public transit in Toronto!

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  9. Thanks for keeping us informed Steve – your in-depth and insightful articles are much appreciated, and it only makes sense they generate good discussions.

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