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Are you disappointed with what has happened to transit in southern Ontario (or wherever you live)? Are you tired of the constant stonewalling and excuses of the Faceless Transit Establishment* ™, who waste millions of dollars on poor choices of technology, then blame poor service on "suburban sprawl"? Then this is a mailing list for you.

This is where we discuss REAL alternatives to the current transit predicament. These include, but are not limited to, privatization, competition, on-demand service, automated scheduling, merging of many small transit agencies into one, tailoring vehicles to types of service, matching fares to costs, charging highway tolls to motorists and making transit systems bicycle-friendly.

There are no sacred cows when it comes to transit. We must be willing to "think outside of the box", otherwise transit in Canada will become as bad as it is in most of the United States, then will likely disappear. Employees of transit systems are particularly encouraged to post. The management of those systems might just learn something.

* The Faceless Transit Establishment ™ consists of transit "management" (such as it is), politicians who have financial control of transit systems (Toronto Transit Commission Chairman Howard Moscoe is a good example) and manufacturers (particularly in Canada) of absolutely execrable transit vehicles. This last category is headed by Gillig, Orion, New Flyer and Ikarus. These are the geniuses who are responsible for what has happened to transit in North America.

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  • Mar 22, 2000
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