Let's face it. People who fly don't want to pay the full cost of supporting all that expensive airport infrastructure. Drivers don't want to pay any more than they do now, even though the county needs a slew of new bridges, tunnels and highways (and a deadly highway in Northern Alberta which needs to be twinned like, yesterday)... nor do pedestrians want to pay for sidewalk repairs, much less cough up for brand new ones. No one wants to pay the full nickel for anything.
But that stance, however mature, solves precisely zilch. In the meantime we all have to get along in this crazy patchwork of humanity we call civilization. And we have to be able to move around without killing one another.
No. They don't. They couldn't possibly. All the buried costs. No way, dude. But it does bring to mind the difficulty of determining the full costs of all these different transportation methods and all that they require.... regulatory mechanisms, health and safety equipment, spot inspections of airframes and other gear, the sheer land value of international airports gobbling up huge chunks of real estate in major urban centres, the costs of all the security in the airportt, those insanely expensive (and still problematic) baggage handling installations, all that emergency rescue equipment and their crews which spring into action when a plane goes off the runway.
Whereas most fliers are paying for crazy-expensive aviation gas and your usual assortment of flight and airport taxes which, once collected, are diverted away from helping to pay for air travel in this country.
Let's face it. Public transit users simply don't want to pay what the service is worth to them.
LRT is the wrong system. We should have subways.
The more right of ways there are, more congestion more traffic more smog. So how is LRT better?
Yes riders should foot the bill, I drive because I have too I have no choice I pay too much as it is to drive. So I think all these city folk should pay for transit if they need it
One thing we left out, TTC said they do not want to incure cost for an evet that brings $20 M to TO - stupid is one word comes to mind. After the event tourists will go home and spread the word of our lack of transit during the event.
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