Well if it isn't, your point becomes moot. Of course "an hour" is an estimate, but figure it out! Why do they take the DVP in the first place?How do you know it would be an extra 1 hour in traffic?
So those "many" will slow down the pace even more on Kingston, if not jam it altogether.for many from Durham Region
War on the car? More like war on public transit commuter.
Exactly...why would you take the Gardiner for a local quick trip?Why would you take a quick ride at night over to a local shop or market, when before you even buy anything you will be charged 4$.
Neither is the charge. The charge will come into play when alternative transit, paid ahead by borrowing against a more solid fiscal security now.I don't see the Relief Line, Waterfront LRT or any other project coming for a long time now.
The more I think about this, the more I can see Mayor Tory becoming a one term mayor. IMO he deserves a second term based on this revenue plan alone but I expect Doug Ford to run for the mayor's chair and unfortunately, he has a good chance at winning right now. Tory's plan is a solid, progressive plan that will most likely die under a Mayor Doug Ford.
Highway toll plan prompts anger, sense of inevitability, from 905 politicians
Do you really think Doug has a good chance of winning?
I got it. The toll will generate $160 Million per year. This report is saying that $1.40 of the $2.00 toll will need to go towards paying for the Gardiner rebuild over the first 10 years.
That's fine, in my opinion. Remember this road toll generating $160 Million/year isn't the only revenue source for transit. We also have the $70 Million property tax levy and $20 Million hotel tax, totalling $250 Million/year. The first four years of these revenues will be dedicated to the Gardiner and the rest is free to be used on transit. Let's not let those four years being dedicated to the Gardiner cause opponents to throw out potentially decades of sustained transit building progress. This is the closest we've been to having a municipal source to fund a continual program of rapid transit expansion. We need to push forward. Dedicating four years of revenue to the gardiner is a small price to pay for that.
Yes, I do. Tory has come up with an actual situation to paying for new transit. A bold, honest and progressive situation. Unfortunately, I think enough people will fall for Ford's slogans saying he will just find "efficiencies" and whatnot.
You obviously don't live at Humber Bay Shores. There isn't much retail in the area. The easy access to the Gardiner is what is convenient about this area, and is the only way to get to retail and shopping quickly (8 minutes to Sherway). Not to mention getting to kids soccer games, or hockey practises in the winter.Exactly...why would you take the Gardiner for a local quick trip?
Neither is the charge. The charge will come into play when alternative transit, paid ahead by borrowing against a more solid fiscal security now.