Comment 104444

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted September 11, 2014 at 13:02:35 in reply to Comment 104442

Mr Best is the executive director of the Southern Ontario Gateway Council, a group lobbying for the goods movement industry (trucking, rail, shipping and air cargo). In particular, they strongly support the Mid-Pen Freeway, as does Brad Clark.

Money spent on LRT and transit in general, is money that can't be spent building new freeways and reducing congestion for inter-city trucking.

Using LRT as a way of attracting development to urban areas, which leverages existing infrastructure, is counter to the aerotropolis project which wants the city to put all its development resources into greenfield warehousing near the airport. The aerotropolis will cost hundreds of millions to develop and, again, if money is spent on LRT there will be less available to be spent on the Aeroptropolis.

This may be what Mr Best meant when he said "there is only one taxpayer".

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2014-09-11 13:06:37

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