Transportation

A Rigged Debate

By Ryan McGreal
Published March 07, 2006

Ontario Minister of Transportation Harinder Takhar has re-opened the debate on whether the province should allow multi-truck rigs on provincial highways.

It turns out there are already highways that allow multi-truck trailers, and they've been hauling freight cars efficiently and safely for over a centruy. They're called railways, and our politicians would spend their time more wisely figuring out how to take full advantage of them before oil gets so expensive that Canada's industrial heartland can no longer afford to transport goods.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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