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Henry | 22nd Dec 2006 | 胡說八道 | (197 Reads)

So, I came across this news that discusses the possible future traffic problem on Toronto's streets and highway.

According to a new report, by the year 2031, the GTA roads will not be able to hold the estimated 100,000 cars on the road in the city of Toronto alone, with 50,000 more commuters during the morning rush hour.

In order to solve this mess, the report also comes with some recommendations, and they are:

1. Making the first order of business for the new Greater Toronto Transit Authority the creation of a long-term integrated transit plan for the entire region;
This is a reasonable suggestion, as far as I am concerned.

2. Keeping politicians out of the GTTA so that decisions can be made based on long-term planning rather than short-term political considerations;
So, what now? Are you blaming all politicians to be short-term selfish suckers who just gonna set short-term goals for good numbers for them to save their jobs?

3. Giving the GTTA control over large parts of federal and provincial funding to ensure that they have the ability to act on their plans;
Ok, for me, this just means to me that it will take a million yr to get funds moving inside the canadian government

4. Declaring public transit an essential service, and prohibiting strikes and lockouts;
Say what? prohibiting strikes and lockouts? I would like to see how that can be done! As from my experience, strikes and lockouts are like part of the culture in the canadian workforce! Prohibiting that part of culture in a society? yeah, like that can ever be done...

I dont know. People say democratic system is nice and all, but look at all those what I call "administrative overhead" it creates in a society. Can they ever be efficient?