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ION Phase 2 - Cambridge's Light Rail Transit
What did they say, I didn't see?
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(Yesterday, 02:56 PM)Spokes Wrote: … Ford …
… evidence …

These two words don’t go together.
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(Yesterday, 12:16 PM)panamaniac Wrote: So, with the Hurontario LRT in Mississauga looking a bit iffy these days, has there been any hint yet of what the DoFo government is thinking wrt to funding for Phase II?

Hurontario is a lot further along in planning, and has a better usage case, than our Phase 2. I highly doubt it will get provincial funding approval in this environment.

That said, as far as representation of the local area goes, all the MP(P)s for the ridings (Kit S-Hespeler and Cambridge) involved are in their respective governing parties. If they can shout loud enough, who knows?
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Kevin, surely you aren't suggesting that politics would Trump good a business case and smart economics for the fiscally responsible party that I'd the Progressive Conservatives.
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(5 hours ago)danbrotherston Wrote: Kevin, surely you aren't suggesting that politics would Trump good a  business case and smart economics for the fiscally responsible party that I'd the Progressive Conservatives.

Was that intentional? Seems intentional... Big Grin
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(7 hours ago)KevinL Wrote: That said, as far as representation of the local area goes, all the MP(P)s for the ridings (Kit S-Hespeler and Cambridge) involved are in their respective governing parties. If they can shout loud enough, who knows?

It is because those ridings help formed the government that the LRT funding will not come through. If the residents of those areas had wanted LRT they would have voted differently. Part of their vote was to ensure it would not be built.

You're more likely to see #8 doubled in lane capacity before phase #2 LRT gets funded by the province.

I could see the feds step in though. They seem to more than happy to step around the province more and more each week and handing out money directly instead of through or with the province. They did it with the climate fund a few weeks ago, and I could see it happen on other big issues where the feds and province differ on policy (e.g. transit, health/opioid, etc.).
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(4 hours ago)jeffster Wrote:
(5 hours ago)danbrotherston Wrote: Kevin, surely you aren't suggesting that politics would Trump good a  business case and smart economics for the fiscally responsible party that I'd the Progressive Conservatives.

Was that intentional? Seems intentional... Big Grin

Now that was just a happy accident.
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