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View Poll Results: Would you vote for a ETS Rapid Transit masterplan scheme?
Yes, I'd vote for more BRT/LRT 230 81.85%
No, what we have is fine. 30 10.68%
I dunno, maybe, yes, no, whatever. 21 7.47%
Voters: 281. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Posted Nov 10, 2005, 10:44 PM
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Arrow Edmonton Public Transit

Since we post so many threads about Edmonton Public Transit, don't you think we should just create one stickied superthread? ala the Edmonton construction thread..

Anyway, I have a simple question. If you could vote in a public transit referendum, would you support a large scale LRT system expansion, as well as BRT? I have contacted Citizens for Better Transit about starting a citizen led campaign to get more rapid transit built in the city or at least an online petition just to see if more pressure could be put on all levels of government to get some more system expansion started with actual an actual timeline for more transit.
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BTW, would Promote Edmonton endorse such a project? I'm curious...
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LRT is key to a better downtown
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LRT is key to a better downtown
I'll go one farther....LRT with sizeable park and ride facilities.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2005, 11:03 PM
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I'd take that at as Yes, lol. Anyway, so far so good. 4-Yes, 0-No, 0-Undecided. BTW, does anyone have a rough idea of how many Edmontonians now belong to this forum? My rough guess is 10-15 but its hard to tell, since so few are regular posters.
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Could anyone possibly say no to this?
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I'd take that at as Yes, lol. Anyway, so far so good. 4-Yes, 0-No, 0-Undecided. BTW, does anyone have a rough idea of how many Edmontonians now belong to this forum? My rough guess is 10-15 but its hard to tell, since so few are regular posters.
Actually, it's closer to about 20 forumers here who are Edmontonians or from other parts of the Greater Edmonton area at least.
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Cool, its good to know that there are so many now on the board from Edmonton. I remember when I was all alone, lol!

Someone voted no and someone voted unsure, but so far its 87.5% support for ETS expansion.
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2005, 1:16 AM
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Ok, since so many of us support LRT and BRT expansion. Name your top 5 expansion projects beyond the Heritage LRT line.

1-WLRT 107th Avenue to Jasper Place
2-NWLRT to North Edmonton Common
3-NLRT to NAIT
4-SLRT to Strathcona
5-Downtown Loop
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West LRT
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1 West LRT to Lewis Estates
2 North LRT to 97st-167ave
3 BRT Millwoods/Meadows
4 BRT St. Albert
5 LRT beyond Century Park to YEG

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How do you think the system should be financed? Where should the money come from? Personally I'd say set aside a chunk of gas taxes each year for a rapid transit fund. I believe between all levels of goverment close to $1 bln/year is collected in Alberta alone. So Edmonton's chunk would be around 333 mln/year and perhaps half of that should be set aside for rapid transit. So 1.5 bln over 10 years, which isn't alot in some respects but it would be enough to get a few more legs done within a decade.
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-WLRT via 87th
-SLRT beyond Century Park to YEG
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Personally I would go LRT all the way. No middle steps with BRT but Trains all the way across the entire city.
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What's "BRT"? Bus rail transit?
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BRT is Bus Rapid Transit.
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There's no reason why the province couldn't put aside $2-billion to create a sustainable transportation fund. The interest from the fund can be used to start a continuous construction program where 1-2km of rail can be constructed per year and station construction would be funded by the cities. This, however, would require an overall strategy for construction, which I'm glad to see Edmonton and Calgary are doing.
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2005, 4:48 PM
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I'd like to see BRT only as a temporary solution until LRT is built, not a replacement. I really don't see any value in special BRT lanes that would probably cost as much as LRT if demolition was needed to build them.

I concur with element 103 that we need a sustainable transit fund as a long term financing solution to get more built.
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