Comment 16456

By Ted Mitchell (registered) | Posted December 31, 2007 at 05:11:03

Let's return to Don's points and get away from beating up the strawman.

While critics may congratulate themselves on being clever, go back and read the article. I'll just reprint the main points and you decide if their validity has been challenged by any of the previous comments:

It is almost entirely composed of strip malls, car dealerships and fast food joints. How many people take the bus to or from such "destinations"?

There are hardly any homes and even fewer apartments along this road, and nearly none south of Mohawk Road. Who is going to fill up those mega buses?

The first words out of the mouth of the head of the consulting team were: "It's a north-south corridor linking the airport through to the downtown."

Presumably no one has told the province that the HSR has extended bus service to the airport twice in the last decade and withdrawn it both times because of a lack of passengers.

Let's put the new buses to proper use on HSR routes that are already overloaded and where people actually live.

Extending a rapid transit service to the mountain is a good idea and a necessary step - but there are lots better places to put it than along Upper James to Mount Hope.

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