Comment 80121

By LOL (registered) | Posted August 28, 2012 at 16:44:43 in reply to Comment 80083

When a 5 lane road sits empty it does not cost any money. When a train runs with nobody on board it cost a lot of money. My son came home from downtown last Thursday on the HSR the bus had 4 people on it. The cost of driving 4 people with a 30 ton bus driven by an overpaid civil servant is huge. The city would have been better off financially to put them in a taxi and call it a day. That is the problem with transit, during the rush it is almost impossible to put enough vehicles on the road and in the slow evenings it is almost impossible to justify running a bus at all. In a small city like LeMans which is only 6 or 8 km from end to end they can run 2 buses and get decent coverage any time of night. In Hamilton where it is a lot further and lot more routes the whole thing becomes very expensive in a hurry.

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