Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Mississauga-ey Knoll

Fact: The Hurontario Rapid Transit project is proposed to connect Downtown Brampton (and eventually Mayfield West, Caledon) with Port Credit, Mississauga along Highway 10 / Main Street / Hurontario Street.
Fact: Square One is the most important transfer point in Mississauga.
Fact: Diverting the line to the existing Square One terminal would increase travel times along the corridor.
Fact: Moving the terminal closer to Hurontario would divert funds from other worthy projects.
Fact: It is unclear if the terminal is able to handle the projected ridership demands.

Question: How much existing infrastructure should be used when we build new rapid transit lines? Should we attempt to maximize existing infrastructure at the cost of convenience or should we correct all perceived mistakes of the past at increased cost? At what level of cost and convenience does the balance tip?

Discuss, with examples. Also, this fact/question post applies to the SRT refurbishment. Continue to discuss with examples.

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2 Comments:

At 3/06/2009 12:22 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might have more responses if you post this in Metronauts blog.

 
At 3/06/2009 12:26 a.m. , Blogger Andrae Griffith said...

Not a bad idea...

 

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