I'm not seeing your pointIf you are going to mix in the ML projects and say "This will cost Toronto $8.1 Billion" then, surely, you have to mix in the share of the $34 Billion that Torontonians will pay towards the ML projects city and region wide? No?
What I proposed was an $8 Billion (approx) plan that would build a Don Mills Subway, Kipling BRT, Jane LRT, Malvern LRT, Finch East LRT and Scarborough-Downtown Express Subway.
Sure you could mix it in with the $34 Billion regional ML plan and call it a $42 Billion series of transit plans. Either way, the end result is the same. Toronto pays $8 Billion more and gets 6 additional transit projects in addition to the current ML projects.
Perhaps you're thinking that I was trying to mislead people by saying we could have a 240 km transit network for $8 Billion. If so, that was not my intention. I tried to be as clear as possible who would be paying for what. Which is why I listed the cost along with who is paying for it (Metrolinx, Ottawa or Toronto).
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A quick calculation would be 20 cents per km tines 20 km per day times 250 working days per year. That works out ro $1000 per year. This seems a bit high, but that would be the charge for unlimited HOT access for the year. Maybe you offer only a certain number of such passes ( maybe 10 to 50k) so the HOT lane will not become clogged. As more lanes are added, more permits could be issued.
Wynne Demands Drivers Pay $1000+ for the Privilage of Using OUR Highways
Beside an unflattering photo of her.
What you suggest is a great idea, but the optics would be horrible. Better to let drivers use them without an annual fee.
Those HOV/HOT lanes are not going to go very far in funding the Big Move so there are many, many, Billions still to be raised....and a fair bit of that has to come out of the pockets of Torontonians.