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TramTrain Expands in Germany

As TramTrain expands in Germany, it is time that the mode is considered for Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Why is LRT so popular with transit planners and operators? It is the inherent flexibility of the system and TramTrain has now enabled simple streetcar routes to expand affordably far into the countryside by being able [...]

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How does the BS Line Compare To Edmonton, Calagary and Ottawa?

The proposed 5.7 km Broadway SkyTrain subway, just to Arbutus is funded up to $2.84 billion, but not including cars. The cost is expected to rise to $3.5 billion before the project is completed. A comparison with Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa easily demonstrates that taxpayers in those cities are getting a far bigger bang for [...]

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We Were Warned By Experts!

We were warned by the experts of the day to avoid the proprietary ALRT transit system, otherwise known as SkyTrain; we were warned by the best! No one listened and today, we continue to spend up to ten times more to build with a dated proprietary light metro that no one else in the world [...]

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Bombardier Is Building SkyTrain at LAX…..But, It ain’t Our SkyTrain!

  Los Angeles Airport (LAX)t is building a $5 billion SkyTrain system, which may cause confusion because in Bombardier’s line of transit systems, SkyTrain is a rubber tired people mover system and not the trains used on the Canada, Expo, and/or Millennium lines. Cries of shock and disbelief! The name SkyTrain, which was chosen by [...]

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The White Elephant Line

A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness. To recap, the Canada Line is not a true P-3, rather a mock P-3, where SNC Lavalin/Bombardier, bid against, SNC Lavalin/ROTEM. Judge Pittfield who presided over the failed Susan [...]

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What Ottawa’s Stage Two Will Get for $4.66 Billion

Ottawa’s LRT is expanding. Mind you Ottawa’s, the Stage 2 LRT program went from $3.6 Billion to $4.7 Billion. This was due to three reasons. 1. Inflation from the 2015-2016 price estimate, mainly concrete and paying user fees for the new lower carbon emitting concrete formulas. Concrete emits massive amounts of polluting gasses like CO2, [...]

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Translink Continues To Decieve the Public And The Mainstream Media Sleeps

One just has to shake ones head with TransLink. Calling it the “Ship of Fools” is not correct. The “Ship of Fools are those buying into Translink’s continued propaganda stream. Earlier, Zwei debunked the TransLink inspired myth that Broadway was the busiest transit Corridor in Canada; no wait North America. Where was the mainstream media? [...]

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BROADWAY IS NOT THE BUSIEST TRANSIT ROUTE IN CANADA

  For the past several years, the SkyTrain Lobby, politicians and academics have all said, almost in unison, that Broadway was the busiest transit corridor in Canada, if not North America. The old Joseph Goebbels quote is true; “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe [...]

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A Proven Winner

Sin city is getting LRT. After flirting with Bombardier’s Innovia monorail and optically guided buses, Las Vegas is now improving their regional transit system, with a proven winner, light rail transit. Light rail is the winning option for Las Vegas transportation Regional Transportation CommissionA rendering of a proposed light rail system along Maryland Parkway. Monday, Feb. 18, [...]

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SkyTrain Again Craps Out In The Snow And The Mayor’s Want To Build More?

SkyTrain is noted internationally that it doesn’t operate in the snow. Poorly designed and poorly maintained, means the so called backbone of our transit system, turns spineless, leaving thousands of people to fend for themselves. Toronto’s Scarborough line fails in the snow. Detroit’s SkyTrain service stalls in snow. JFK’s Airtrain balks in the snow. And [...]