I’ll have a full rundown of the options later. The short of it is that new fares go into effect on March 19, 2017, and the MTA Board will vote on one of the two proposals following eight public meetings that will be held throughout December. If the past is prologue, the MTA will go with Plan B — a jump in the base fare but a substantial pay-per-ride discount. Either way, those 30-day unlimited ride cards will soon cost $121, nearly double what they cost in 1998 when they were first introduced.
Actually not if flipped over. What's wrong is her attempt to balance the case in the way she has.This is just stupid.
I wonder what leads people to make such declarative statements. It's not like the justification could not be found for higher order transit in Mississauga.
Or in the face of global warming, will Toronto be on he bus and Mississauga exempted and allowed to drive their cars?
I haven't caught up with the following posts yet, but this is apples and oranges, albeit I believe the Miss Transitway intersects with this to get to the airport. W/o examining in detail, best we keep these two situations separate, for very different reasons. I agree with your point though, btw!
Let's flip that over, and put a new perspective on it:But as envisioned right now, an LRT link to the airport would be sparsely used and a waste of ~$500 Million.
The 100 year window is useful in pointing out that the existing structure does have substantial maintenance costs without a dedicated/user-based funding source, increased further by the mayor's throwing money at getting them done faster.Has anyone parsed out that new $3.6B price tag to reconfirm what the build costs are vs the 100-year maintenance estimate? Obviously the latter is not really funded by any road tolls in the next couple of years, its completely irrelevant.
Who is "we" in this proposal? Toronto only had Gardiner/DVP/Allen downloaded, right? 427 is still provincially owned/maintained?She should be careful what she asks for. It would be awfully easy to make the 427 a toll route, and integrate with 407. 410/403 also. And yes, if we did that, Mississauga should be a recipient of the revenue.