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Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

micheal_can

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Need 2 terms to get things done as the first term is learning and setting fire for things to be done.

3 terms and you are out regardless what has or has not be done. Too many long in the tooth after 3 terms who want that nice pay check and retirement plan. Applies to all levels of government.

When was the last time a TTC CEO/GM lasted more than 5 or 10 years???

ML is on their 3rd CEO since 2006
Those are no elected positions. I am talking about politicians that tout things like Smartrack or Subways, Subways, Subways.
 

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Could Finch be artificially delayed to intentionally be opened after Eglinton?

Anything can be intentionally delayed, but who would benefit? For the Ford's government, both Eglinton and Finch are leftovers from the previous times. They are proceeding with both projects because either one would be too messy to cancel, rather than because they expect to get a lot of credit. If so, why would they care which one opens sooner.
 
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Certain politicians would be gobsmacked if it turns out that one can approve an LRT line and have it built and running (even in test mode) before they next come up for election.... unlike subway projects which may be someone else's victory to claim.

- Paul
Imagine how much more transit we could have built if Metrolinx hadn't wasted the past decade kicking the can down the road for the FWLRT and SELRT ;)
 

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They would have to switch line numbers.
Not necessarily, there are many cities in the world that opened some of their lines out of order - it happens all the time. Heck to this day, Montreal still doesn't have a Line 3, nor does Vienna have a U5 (although afaik that's going to be built somewhat soon?)
 

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Finch LRT Yonge Extension.jpg

My own Finch LRT Yonge Extension

Tunnelling under Finch and Yonge is time-consuming and expensive, use the hydro corridor instead.
 

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What kind of concerns can there be when trails, playing fields, bus terminal, and parking are already under the wires?
Different rules now then when those were all approved, it's been discussed in other forms that basically hydro is conserned about what could happen if one of the wires came down.
 

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