What amazes me is that this protest group went and got 36 shipping containers to demonstrate how big the substation will be. How much money does this group have? Are they confused about the transformer? Do they think it's a Decepticon?
lol, sticking it to Patrick Brown. Brampton deserves this really. Should have stuck to the main st alignment from day 1.While council continues to plan and push for the upcoming Hurontario Street light rail transit (HLRT) to extend into downtown Brampton, the provincial government doesn’t have any current plans to fund...www.bramptonguardian.com
Minister says Brampton has to develop the business case for an extension.
Honestly I'm fine with the province balking at it. Brampton has waffled on this so many times that it frankly shouldn't be able to just walk up and say "we are for real this time, give us the money".lol, sticking it to Patrick Brown. Brampton deserves this really. Should have stuck to the main st alignment from day 1.
Honestly I'm fine with the province balking at it. Brampton has waffled on this so many times that it frankly shouldn't be able to just walk up and say "we are for real this time, give us the money".
Sounds exactly like what happened in Scarborough.Agreed. The plan and funding for LRT were in place years ago, and Brampton arrogantly cancelled their portion through a baffling sense of entitlement.
Now they can sit and stew for years or decades and helplessly watch as other projects around the province get built in cities that are grateful for expanded transit infrastructure.
$4.6B includes 30 year operation and maintenance. The $1.4B figure is just for design and construction.Did I miss a memo? I have always understood that the cost of this project was originally set at something over $1B
Earlier this year....The Hurontario Light Rail Transit project is inching closer to reality, with the province issuing a request for proposals for the $1.4-billion project.www.mississauga.com
But then....The provincial transit agency announced Thursday it would remove the downtown Mississauga loop, eliminate three stops.www.mississauga.com
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a contract valued at $4.6 billion to Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership (Mobilinx) for the Hurontario LRT. The contract requires Mobilinx to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new transit project for a 30-year term.www.infrastructureontario.ca
Was there ever a public reaction to this huge escalation?
ML is always touting its Business Case methodololgy..... I wonder what the benefits ratio becomes at the new cost figure.
I'm not arguing against this project, and I realise that the $1.4B was always understood to be a placeholder that would rise with time.... but are we so conditioned to costs exploding that we let this one slide by without a reaction? $1.4B to $4.6B is more than just the usual escalation in cost over time.