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The Cambie St. Cut And Cover Redux – Now Appearing On Broadway

Yes, Zwei told ya so, but got raspberries for my efforts. The Cambie St. Canada line cut and cover set the precedent for businesses along the Broadway subway route – they don’t matter. TransLink does not care. The Mayor’s Council on Transit does not care. The city of Vancouver does not care. The Ministry of […]

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A subway That Didn’t

Build a subway and then no one uses it? Well it happened and 99 years ago a two mile subway was completed under the streets of Cincinnati, destined to never be used. The Broadway subway is being built on a route with current ridership not being close to numbers needed to justify a subway. The […]

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The Broadway Subway – Eby Hasn’t A Clue, Nor Does The NDP

I just shake my head at this government, they just do not have a clue about transit. After listening to NDP Minister of Housing and Attorney General, David Eby about housing, I was absolutely gobsmacked how ignorant he is about transit. If Eby is ignorant about transit, one can assume that the entire NDP government […]

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The Broadway Subway Will Sterilize Surface Business

An interesting passage from Steve Munro’s critique of Neptis, which I was reading to gain some insight into the organization, in response to Mr. Burgess’s comment. Towards the end of this lengthy report, this paragraph stood out. The whole point of Transit City was to provide improved local, trunk services and to remain on the […]

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The Grand Broadway Subway Photo-Op Begins

It has all been said before the many issues that plague the Broadway subway but never keep a politician from a grand photo-op to show the public how politicians squander money. Liberal and NDP cabinet members, with the federal Liberals election ready, will attend, eager for the public too see how they squander taxpayer’s money […]

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Broadway Subway: Based On Inaccurate And Manipulated Assumptions

Haveacow is an avatar of a very knowledgeable chap from back east who works with public transport. In the arcane world of transit in Canada, speaking one’s mind or even being truthful can send one to Coventry. To send someone to Coventry is an English idiom meaning to deliberately ostracize someone. Typically, this is done […]

For Whom the Tolls Toll.

You operate a very expensive transit system that is not user friendly. You build a subway on a route with nowhere near the ridership to sustain it. You persist in planning and using a very expensive, yet obsolete proprietary light metro. You pretend that public transit is a right and not a convenience. You persist […]

Is cut and cover subway construction coming to Broadway?

Cut And Cover Subway Construction, Coming to Broadway?

  The following was sent to Zwei this week and it poses some interesting questions, but first a comment from our friend Mr. Haveacow, responding to the comment in the April 2, 2019 post; “Toronto’s 6.2 KM Scarborough Subway Costs Soar To $3.9 Billion – What Will be The Real Cost Of The BS Line?” […]

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Never On A Friday

When government wants to bury an embarrassing news release, they release it on a Friday and hopes no one notices. Well, the BC government announced the preferred “proponent team” for the Broadway subway and the Surrey Expo Line extensions today, Friday, July 17. Interesting! I will not go into the pitfalls of the projects as […]

The real costs for "rapid transit"  (subways and light-metro) are far higher than TransLink or the regional mayor's are telling the public and for good reason, because if the public knew the real cost of "rapid transit" they would revolt.

Repeat A Lie Often Enough…..

“If you tell a subway lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The subway lie can be maintained only for such time as the City of Vancouver and TransLink  can shield the people from the political, economic and/or environmental consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important […]