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Thom Oommen is passionate about building truly sustainable communities. But far from technological solutions and other flights of fancy, he believes that the only way to build a just and ecologically responsible community is to embrace frugality and simplicity. He is currently focusing on actively learning the skills that will enable him and his community to face an unknown future with a measure of confidence. Check out his blog.
Take B-Line Off-Campus for Better Rapid Transit - Moving the B-line to Main Street West saves time on the B-line route. This time should be filled by stops at Wellington / Victoria and Gage. Published September 11, 2008 in Special Report: Transit
Edmonton's Major LRT Push - LRT is a perfect fit for Hamilton, but we must not forget to ensure high-density development at these nodes, as Edmonton is doing. Published July 07, 2008 in Opinion
Hamilton Kids Need Summer Transit/Pool Pass - A Splash and Ride pass would really contribute to making Hamilton the best place to raise a child. Published July 07, 2008 in City Life
Parents - Free HSR is a No Brainer - Free transit is actually financially advantageous to one large group of Hamiltonians: parents. Published March 24, 2008 in Special Report: Transit
Why Punish Monthly HSR Pass Holders? - With the dramatic hikes to monthly transit passes, it may be cheaper simply to buy tickets. Published January 18, 2008 in Special Report: Transit
No Need to Idle in Winter - Winter idling is bad for the environment and is even bad for your car. Published February 09, 2007 in Commentary
First Past the Post Hurts Everyone, Published October 17, 2008 in Politics - Federal
Bike Racks on Buses a Huge Success, Published October 14, 2008 in Transportation
Monthly HSR Pass Holders Not Counted, Published March 04, 2008 in Transportation
Penalosa Challenges Conventional Thinking, Published February 19, 2008 in Revitalization
Comment on the Transportation Master Plan, Published October 02, 2006 in Transportation
A Beeline to Better Bus Service, Published July 21, 2006 in Transportation
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