Why should it cost just as much to take the train as it does to drive, i.e. Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal? (gas+insurance+maintenance) That makes no sense, economically or environmentally. Is CN - CP are charging VIA too much for the rails? Alternately, our taxes subsidize the roads, why not rail traffic? USA has this one right. Why not Ontario?
The southwestern section of King's Highway 3 is a heavily travelled link between Windsor and Leamington. Its design is that of a limited access roadway starting at the Essex Bypass with a wide alignment and no visual obstructions. Part of it is a four-lane divided roadway while the Essex to Leamington section only has two lanes, but is still limited access. The posted speed limit is 80 kph, which is identical to any ...more »
We talk and talk about our gridlock and the economic cost to Ontario. So many of us experience it every day. One way to improve gridlock within the current infrastructure is to improve the flow of traffic. Have you ever noticed that the right lane is most often the mane with the lest traffic? Why? One reason is that so many drivers are afraid of being forced off the highway by right lanes that exit with little warning. ...more »
The Ministry of Transportation has a multitude of traffic cameras on the 400 series of highways, particularly in the GTHA, Windsor and Ottawa areas. There are three in the London area, and some in the Sarnia area.
A huge gap however exists on the 401 between London and Mississauga. Traffic cameras should be installed at Woodstock, Kitchener and Guelph to improve traffic safety.
As the technology for self driving cars is developing it will be necessary to create protected areas for the technology to be used safely, initially on long haul drives (400, 401 highways). But by working to create safe routes (where there is additional infrastructure - camera's, markings, signage, seperation from pedestrians where appropriate, wireless infrastructure etc) the intial kinks can be worked out and provide ...more »
Battery technology will always be limited but we can use the highways as the storage device / electric grid medium. Local microwave pickups in the road to transfer to electric cars and delivery trucks. Thus their onboard battery energy isn't used while on the highway and the range of EV's and Hybrids are made limitless. Research at local universities ( we have 20, don't you think we can do it?) into this area would ...more »