The mayor agrees with you and is not happy, calling the extra 700 metres a "no-brainer".On a change of pace in these parts. I am super disappointed at learning that REM doesn't go to Dorval station. That seems like someone screwed up. VIA station there. Exo station there. Lots of area commuters. And yet they terminated a few hundred meters short.
I've been far softer on the REM than some here, even calling the metro-like service from Bois-Franc to Central "brilliant". I've countered particular points that didn't seem correct. I've been very positive about the integrated STM/EXO fares, that have existed for decades - and are far better fare integration (and pricing) than we see in Toronto ... though I fear that the Caisse's need for profit is going to erode this.I think it is fair to say though that you are being a bit overly critical of Montreal and its recent boom of rapid transit progress relative to Toronto's. I think that's what being attacked here, not you personally.
No one jumps down my throat when I trash Presto and Metrolinx in this thread! Nor do people start using swear words and bullying when I criticize the Ottawa LRT, or the Waterloo ION (particularly the bizarre station locations and configurations) in those threads.
Criticizing poor government policy or transit should never be met by personal attacks. And I try and resist the temptation to attack the poster, rather than concept. And yet I've been met with name-calling, prejudiced comments about where people wrongly think I lived, with one person even asking for my ethnicity, so that they could focus attacks on the policies of those with that ethnicity! My gosh ... I live in Toronto ... as if there's not enough anti-transit and backwards policies of my Mayor and Premier to pick on.
For those that want to attack the poor policies of places where I live or lived. Please do (and that's not because I likely agree with you) ... but perhaps find an appropriate thread?