Comment 111847

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted May 29, 2015 at 11:32:30

I agree that this version is a far better thought out route design than the original and completely isolated B Line. Realizing budgets being what they are, I personally would have cut the east end of the route a little more to have the spur connect with the Hunter St. Station. My single point is that, any improvements to the bus system or to the future rapid transit network of Hamilton should be designed to allow the maximum number of connections with as many big traffic generators as well as the LRT Line itself. This of course is the always the goal with good transit route design but here I think it really shows what is possible when that is one of the primary goals in mind of your transit network. The TTC is not perfect but, one of the things that still draws transit planners from around the world is the shear number of interconnections the TTC network has. This gives their network a built in flexibility that many other transit systems just do not have. This should be one of the main goals of Hamilton's transit network as well. But, you still have to fix how you fund transit with different levels of taxation in each area of the city. That will continue to keep your network from functioning at its best for many years to come.

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