Tuesday, February 27, 2007

South Shore LRT


Henry Aubin wrote an interesting editorial in The Gazette on Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday is the day i have a midterm... and yes, i know i should be studying instead....
In the editorial, he criticises the AMT's report on creating a Light Rail Train line between downtown Montréal and Brossard. Aside from the fact that he HATES the idea, i have beef with his evaluation of the costs. He merely divides the total cost by the number of new public transit users that are expected by the LRT (4 150 by 1 Billion$) and claims it will cost 240 000$ per new public transit passenger..... Yet, how about all the potential users (the people who use the buses now)? Then think about all those people who get to ride free thanks to those 'new' passengers who paid 4 thousand each!!
I mean come on. What a shoddy way to present something.

3 comments:

Jazzy said...

Hey it is Tuesday! That sociolinguistics exam is going to be a blast Jon and you know it! Still hate you for convincing me to take the class...

Jeannette said...

It's sexy when you talk nerd.

Seriously. I love you.

Conrad said...

the gazette sucks. very quick to draw conclusions. people care more about shit disturbing than making valid arguments. i hate them. i like the sports tho ;)