Comment 108917

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted February 09, 2015 at 18:04:26 in reply to Comment 108915

The Dixon plan is extremely favorable to the suburbs, and you still see the RTH set supporting it.

The Dixon plan is large fare hike to subsidize service upgrades in places that voted against the bus-lane and run generally-empty buses. And yes, expecting fares to cover transit improvements is unfair to downtown in light of this:

farebox recover ratios by route

Basically, downtown riders and Metrolinx will be covering upping the frequency on the mountain for half-empty buses, and planned express buses out to the peripheral communities.

It is absolutely a raw deal for downtown. And you know what? The RTH set still supports it, because boosting transit is good for the city, the environment, and Hamiltonians.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2015-02-09 18:04:46

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