Comment 118982

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted June 02, 2016 at 09:28:10

Two comments:

11 percent of B-Line buses were over-capacity. That tells us peak ridership is limited by capacity, not demand.

Kevin’s comment: The phenomenon of Induced Demand also applies to transit systems. This leads me to predict that within two years of the LRT system opening, ridership will be up significantly as the latent demand becomes actual use. Which, of course, means a significant increase in economic activity. Those extra riders are not riding for a recreational experience. This increase in economic activity is one of the key reasons for the LRT.

Whitehead keeps writing as if "we" have to foot the bill, not the Province.

Kevin's comment: I am very far from being a supporter of Mr. Whitehead, but he is correct on this one particular point. The Province is us and citizens of Hamilton are provincial government taxpayers.

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