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The 30th anniversary of the C-train : a critical analysis of Calgary's light rail transit system

Author: Steve Lafleur; Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Man. : Frontier Centre for Public Policy, ©2011
Series: Policy series (Frontier Centre for Public Policy), no. 104.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This May 25th, the CTrain will officially turn 30. While this will surely be seen as a celebratory occasion, it is also an appropriate time to evaluate the performance of the system. Is the new Calgary stereotype correct? Is the City now a model for public transportation in mid-sized North American cities? Sadly, the answer is no.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Lafleur; Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
OCLC Number: 758080361
Notes: "March 2011."
Description: 1 online resource (27 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, digital file.
Contents: Executive summary --
Background --
What is rapid transit? --
History of RT in Calgary --
Challenges facing Calgary Tansit --
The role of urban planning --
CTrain ridership --
Stated CTrain costs --
Problems with stated costs --
Estimating the cost of the CTrain --
LRT expansions --
Other advantages of BRT --
Why the fixation on rail? --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Policy series (Frontier Centre for Public Policy), no. 104.
Other Titles: Thirtieth anniversary of the C-train
Responsibility: by Steve Lafleur.
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This May 25th, the CTrain will officially turn 30. While this will surely be seen as a celebratory occasion, it is also an appropriate time to evaluate the performance of the system. Is the new Calgary stereotype correct? Is the City now a model for public transportation in mid-sized North American cities? Sadly, the answer is no.

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