Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Ambitious $16.8 billion mass transit expansion plan for Montreal

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Environment & Energy » Public Transportation and Smart Growth Group Donate to DU
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:39 AM
Original message
Ambitious $16.8 billion mass transit expansion plan for Montreal




$16.8-billion plan aims at big transit boost
Vision 2020; Money a major stumbling block

By ANDY RIGA, The Gazette November 16, 2011


An ambitious plan to significantly improve Montreal public transit in a bid to get more people to leave cars at home was unveiled Tuesday.

But it's unclear how authorities will deal with key stumbling blocks - the $16.8-billion price tag and the cacophony of competing interests that tend to stall transit projects in the Montreal region.

To answer those questions, the Agence mtropolitaine de transport - the regional transit planning body that unveiled the Vision 2020 plan - is counting on new committees.

One will focus on finding fresh ways to finance transit. Other committees would look at how to improve transit along individual transportation corridors, bringing together all the bodies with an interest in the corridor. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/billion+plan+ai...




Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Environment & Energy » Public Transportation and Smart Growth Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC