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Plus there is no longer an express train, which has added nearly 30 minutes travel time (never mind delays due to overcrowding and other issues) to thousands of people's trip...how many people will switch to driving over this mess.

It's no unbelievable that the intention here is to turn people off transit, but it's also believable that it's pure incompetence by the Ford government. The effect remains the same...

If I lived in Toronto, I'd be super fearful of the takeover of TTC....it's bad now, it could get much much worse.
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I think it's likely less a slight by the PCs, but more a case of good intentions (let's make the trains run at a set interval to be more predictable) gone awry(, but I would not be at all surprised to see government interference).
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I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".
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(01-14-2019, 11:17 AM)timio Wrote: I think it's likely less a slight by the PCs, but more a case of good intentions (let's make the trains run at a set interval to be more predictable) gone awry(, but I would not be at all surprised to see government interference).

This would be what I said is "incompetence"...i.e., they don't understand how to run a transit system...

It is absolutely driven by the government though, that much is clear...
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(01-14-2019, 11:32 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".

I always thought this was more akin to the ends justifying the means, and less about incompetent people being bad at doing things.
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(01-14-2019, 11:32 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".

The Ford government does not have good intentions.
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(01-14-2019, 02:39 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 11:32 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I can hear my mother saying "(t)he road to hell is paved with good intentions".

The Ford government does not have good intentions.

I suspect the majority of people who elected the PCs would claim they did so with good intent.
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(01-14-2019, 02:55 PM)robdrimmie Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 02:39 PM)ijmorlan Wrote: The Ford government does not have good intentions.

I suspect the majority of people who elected the PCs would claim they did so with good intent.

I’m talking about the government, not the voters.

Although “screw the Liberals” isn’t exactly a sound basis for a voting decision. And why do people think the NDP is so horrible? I’d rather some people who want to do the right thing who will have to learn how things work in government (and who are smart enough to notice that they need to learn), than a bunch of useful idiots.

Ironically, this PC government is on track to repeat an ironic Harris achievement: improving matters by cancelling a transit project. Specifically, Harris cancelled what would have been another stubway on Eglinton, paving the way for the much better LRT project now under construction; and with the re-opened discussion of additional stops etc. on the Scarborough line Ford may end up pushing subway construction so far down the track that a future government returns to the much better LRT plan for Scarborough.
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(05-07-2018, 02:31 AM)SammyOES2 Wrote: It is pretty hard to take you seriously though based off of comments like your highway 7 one.

Land is bought.  Construction is literally in progress at the trickiest locations.  And you can see work sites being cleared and fenced all along the route.

I agree politicians will be politicians.  But people will also be people and think that a major infrastructure project isn’t started until the final layer of concrete is being poured before their eyes.

Aside from not taking me seriously, the Highway 7 project has been shelved until ...
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As far as I know, it hasn't been shelved. The latest I saw was that there'd be an announcement in the next few weeks about the future plans. Do you have a link to a release actually shelving it?

And I mean, the construction HAS already started. A bunch of work has been done. That hasn't changed. I'm not sure what your original post was, but my post still seems to be accurate.

It's definitely possible that funding will be delayed again by the Ford Government (they've managed to do a number of extra-stupid things) but the highway is still going to be built.
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