Category Archives: Public Transit

Lawrence Solomon on TVO’s The Agenda discussing high-speed rail

(June 4, 2009) Lawmakers in both Canada and the U.S. continue to push high-speed rail initiatives. Energy Probe’s Lawrence Solomon participated in TVO’s program debating the merits and drawbacks of high-speed rail. Continue reading

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The History of Toronto’s Unfinished Expressway System

(April 5, 2009) Toronto is served by a system of both Provincial Freeways and Municipal Expressways. Provincial Freeways are owned and operated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation including the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highways 400, 401, 403, 404, 409, 410 and 427. Highway 407 was sold to a private company and is operated as an express toll route. Continue reading

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Stimulating sprawl

(April 4, 2009) Governments throughout the continent are shovelling money as fast as they can, largely into low- or no-value infrastructure projects. Continue reading

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Good tolls, bad tolls

(November 28, 2008) There are many reasons for road tolls, Metrolinx isn’t one of them. Continue reading

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Ontario’s car pool embargo

(November 22, 2008) With governmental blessings, you can car pool from home to work, but only under certain conditions. Continue reading

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Time for a vision of Ontario’s economy

(September 29, 2008) TD Bank Financial Group Continue reading

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Riding the rails means parking the cars

(June 1, 2008) The World Madness Institute’s Transportation Division recently released a report claiming that most North American commuters are huge supporters of public transit — for others, not themselves. Continue reading

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