Monday, October 08, 2007

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's LRT - maybe

Albertan are interested in Light Rail Transit and most, nearly 75%, say they would use it- in a recent poll done by The Calgary Herald.

"A new poll done exclusively for the Herald shows 70 per cent of Albertans would ride high-speed rail if it were to become a reasonably priced reality in the supercharged corridor from Calgary to Edmonton.

While the province awaits a feasibility study on high-speed rail, this Leger Marketing survey also reveals two-thirds of Albertans support investing taxpayers' dollars in a bullet train."

The Edmonton Calgary corrider is an economic power unto itself, any transportation between the two cities would allow commuters more choices than flying or a 3 hour drive.

"The continued population boom in the corridor, already home to about 2.3 million people, along with technological advances in transportation systems around the globe have spurred Albertans to back the project..."

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