Thursday, April 11, 2013

Regina, SK, John Klein speaks up for #publictransit

John Klein - Regina | A Positive Voice for Our City: "“If we want people to switch to transit, which I do, (I think 4% usage is excessively low) then what we’re planning for has to be different from what we’re doing now. It can’t be the same to get a different result. What the report has suggested is that we can do more with the same amount of money. And I think that is overly optimistic, even delusional.”"

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Some of the worst commutes in the world - Canada

Municipalities welcome infrastructure funding in latest federal budget, but say more planning needed | "Canadian cities are known for having some of the longest commute times in the world. According to a 2010 study by Statistics Canada, average one-way commute times were 30 minutes in metropolitan areas, meaning that people in urban areas spend an hour a day in transit on average. In Toronto, commuters spend up to 80 minutes daily in transit."

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Canada - Public input on pipelines severely curtailed

Energy board changes pipeline complaint rules - The Globe and Mail: "Canadians who want to tell the National Energy Board what they think about proposed pipeline projects – either in person or in writing – must now complete a 10-page application form proving they would be directly affected by the development or that they have relevant expertise."

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Montreal considering "drop-off-anywhere" public #carsharing

Car2go for Montreal? City studying car-sharing program: "Already available in cities such as Toronto, Paris, Chicago and Vancouver for a one-time sign-up cost of $35, the car-sharing system would allow users to pick up a vehicle anywhere they like and drop it off within a region of the city stretching from Anjou to Verdun. Unlike the Communauto car-sharing system in place in Quebec since 1994, users would not have to reserve automobiles in advance or bring the car back to the spot where they picked it up."

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