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Toronto does something right! The Red Rocket

There has always been something unique about the huge lumbering giants on the streets of Toronto, the slow, meandering backbone of the transportation system, the street cars. Somehow, for some reason, most other major cities in the west (and many in Asia) retired their street cars in favour of buses. Many argued that the cables made the cities ugly, or that building new rails wasn’t cost effective. Buses were the answer.

The Red Rocket

The Red Rocket

Not any more.

American cities are looking at the Europeans (again) for the answer. Many European cities have been developing LRT or tram systems for years, now the Americans are following them. Read more


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