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  • #61
    Originally posted by edmonton daily photo View Post
    ^ not only that they want 13 billion over the next 30 years.

    http://www.routeahead.ca/wp-content/...-Section-1.pdf

    The COE better get the study work done onr the line out to ST albert and Sherwood park and get that massive ask on the table as well...
    It's kind of odd that they'd put it online—published, essentially—without the three opening statements written and added; DRAFT watermarks and Lorem Ipsum...
    I think of art, at its most significant, as a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. —Marshall McLuhan

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    • #62
      ya the draft was approved yesterday as well.

      Committee approves draft of Calgary's $13B transit plan

      The city's standing policy committee on transit has approved the draft of a 30-year transit plan for Calgary that is expected to cost $13 billion.

      The RouteAhead report, which was released earlier in December, lays out the blueprint for Calgary Transit's future but doesn't offer a solution on how to pay for it over the next three decades.

      With some additions, the plan will now be finalized and is expected to come back before city council in early 2013.
      "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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      • #63
        30 year plan contains two downtown tunnels.
        A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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        • #64
          ^Now that is a nice idea for tunnels, although weather that actually will end up happening is a whole other issue.
          LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Medwards View Post
            Calgary set to build a 8th avenue tunnel for their LRT, with another tunnel for the SE to North Central LRT.

            IF this gets build it will definitely catapult Calgary into a whole new category...one that I don't think Edmonton would have membership to.

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            • #66
              I wish edmontons new SE-to-West LRT would tunnel under downtown below 104 ave. could still have churchill station be a two in one deal. Have the new line be below the existing line. Use high floor rapid transit technology.

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              • #67
                If an at grade tram can go through the heart of Paris I'm pretty sure we can do it here too
                "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                • #68
                  And what about the Paris metro? I'm pretty sure if Paris can have an underground line so can we.

                  I wonder if the trams in Paris go out to the suburbs too? Do they pretend they are commuter rail, trams and LRT all at once?

                  That said, I'm not sure what a tram going through the heart of Paris has anything to do with our situation or calgarys situation...
                  Last edited by Medwards; 16-12-2012, 09:46 AM.
                  A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                  • #69
                    It's also interesting to note that 7th ave lrt line isn't going anywhere it will still have a line on it and Calgary will be building and underutalizing the 8th ave subway for one line.. . What a travesty hey
                    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                    • #70
                      Nothing set in stone yet on that tunnel. How's the ignorance going?
                      A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                      • #71
                        They will probably re route trains down the 8th ave subway while they rip out the surface tracks on 7th ave and build another subway tunnel there. Chances are they will keep 7th ave as a transit corridor for buses and BRT.

                        Calgarys transit planners are much more forward thinking than ours. Perhaps the surface tracks through downtown wasn't the best for capacity and transit times (trains stopping for red lights) however it was cheaper than tunneling from the start and so they were able to lay more track then Edmonton.

                        Why are we not forward thinking? Because we've spent insane amounts of money on a downtown subway and now we don't want to use the existing tunnels but instead want to lay surface track and run low floor style LRT cars that are incompatible with our existing infrastructure requiring separate maintance facilities.

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                        • #72
                          http://www.calgarytransit.com/pdf/ct...twork_plan.pdf

                          The ne/w route remains on 7th

                          Provisions have been made for 8th ave, but lets be honest as its so far off the radar because if Calgary was to spend a cook billion or so on 8th ave before building the north central or se line people would go nuts
                          "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by edmonton daily photo View Post
                            http://www.calgarytransit.com/pdf/ct...twork_plan.pdf

                            The ne/w route remains on 7th

                            Provisions have been made for 8th ave, but lets be honest as its so far off the radar because if Calgary was to spend a cook billion or so on 8th ave before building the north central or se line people would go nuts
                            And yet, either leg will be severely compromised without the tunnel to distribute the ridership through the downtown.
                            I think of art, at its most significant, as a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. —Marshall McLuhan

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                            • #74
                              How so?
                              "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                              • #75
                                Chinook LRT station set to close its doors for seven months of scheduled renovations

                                Read more: http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/chinook-lr...#ixzz2GOMm8ct1

                                On top of extending the platform for 4 car trains they are going to reno the 30 year old station.. cost ...14 Million.

                                5000+ daily users will be bused elsewhere.
                                "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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