By Ryan McGreal
Published February 20, 2010
Shameless Self-Promotion Dept.
I took my essay on LRT and survivorship bias, boiled it down to its essence (editorial oversight is a Good Thing) and submitted it to the Spectator. Thanks to the rash of seasonal illnesses that have ravaged our home lately, I didn't actually get out of bed yesterday, but I'm told my essay was published.
One note of clarification - when I listed the three Metrolinx options for rapid transit on the east-west corridor, I wrote the following about Option 3:
Phased LRT from McMaster to Ottawa Street, with BRT from Ottawa to Eastgate until LRT is built in 2030.
The BRT from Ottawa Street to Eastgate would be the current BRT-like rapid bus service à la the B-Line, not the Metrolinx definition of BRT running on dedicated lanes with signal priority. Sorry for any misunderstanding this might have caused.