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Old 12-12-2019, 04:00 PM
 
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And your point is? First of all there is self check out in super markets here. Secondly it's better to have students packing your bags and ringing up your purchases. They might not be the highest paying jobs but they are jobs that people need.
Do they even get paid a min wage and holidays? Problem is that I saw it like an informal job, where you don't have the minimum work rights. Something very common in developing countries.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:01 PM
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Light rail is not good for high patronage routes like an international airport and universities.
Says who? The universities in montreal are all close to metro and bus lines. Berri Uqam, Mcgill, Concordia etc etc.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:07 PM
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Do they even get paid a min wage and holidays? Problem is that I saw it like an informal job, where you don't have the minimum work rights. Something very common in developing countries.
What you saw is wrong. By law they have to get paid the minimum. Most super market workers make more than that. Super markets in Quebec are actually unionized.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:16 PM
 
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A lot of large even giant U.S. cities have transit systems that are totally subpar relative to their size, but you're right that the really big ones all have a system of sorts.

Though one thing that is sometimes surprising is that there are pretty large cities that don't have any form of transit - not even a local bus system. Often these are former small suburbs that grew demographically to become very big. For example, Arlington Texas has 400,000 people and has no rail or city bus service. There are other places like this across the U.S.

That's pretty unique in the world.
You must have looked at the same websites I looked at. Arlington, TX is THE largest city with no rail or bus. The populations of US cities without public transit go down very rapidly after that.

My city has a population of about 45,000, which is not even among the top 500 US cities. It's definitely suburbia, but it has several bus routes. I see people getting on and off the bus all the time.

The state of public transport in the US may be bad, but it's not "that" bad.
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:09 PM
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I think it's fine, and it won't really make much of a difference to users. The REM will be totally grade-separated in its own right-of-way and won't run on or cross any city streets. No tangible difference from a subway-type system in cities where the subway runs both above and below ground.
Yes an LRT is fine. Another thing is people forget there is already a commuter train that goes out to the west island and even off the island that passes through Dorval.
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:41 PM
 
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Says who? The universities in montreal are all close to metro and bus lines. Berri Uqam, Mcgill, Concordia etc etc.
Well, the light rail can accomodate less people than a train. Again, it is surprising that only those old buses are the only way to get to Montreal Airport at the moment. And building a light rail won't be enough for the sustainable growth of the airport. Melbourne also has buses but they are very modern and big. Melbourne will also start building a line to the airport soon.
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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and apart from the light rail project what else is being built in Montreal on a large scale???

For instance in Sydney;

A new metro line with driverless trains was opened this year.
A new light rail line is going to be opened on George St (the busiest street of the city was regenerated)
A new metro line to Sydney west is being built
A new line to Sydney CBD Southwest is being built
A new international airport is being built (and also a train line)
A big road is being built (west connex)
Central station is being built again (1billion dollar project)
Sydney's second CBD is being all built with new skyscrapers and infrastructure
Darling harbour / Circular Quay regeneration programs.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:08 PM
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Well, the light rail can accomodate less people than a train. Again, it is surprising that only those old buses are the only way to get to Montreal Airport at the moment. And building a light rail won't be enough for the sustainable growth of the airport. Melbourne also has buses but they are very modern and big. Melbourne will also start building a line to the airport soon.
LRT can accomadate a lot of people. Plus they will be running frequently. Again, whos says it wont be enough? What are you basing that on?
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:13 PM
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and apart from the light rail project what else is being built in Montreal on a large scale???

For instance in Sydney;

A new metro line with driverless trains was opened this year.
A new light rail line is going to be opened on George St (the busiest street of the city was regenerated)
A new metro line to Sydney west is being built
A new line to Sydney CBD Southwest is being built
A new international airport is being built (and also a train line)
A big road is being built (west connex)
Central station is being built again (1billion dollar project)
Sydney's second CBD is being all built with new skyscrapers and infrastructure
Darling harbour / Circular Quay regeneration programs.
Sydney is much bigger than Montreal. Now if we look at what Toronto is doing it is on par with what Sydney is doing. Metro expansion and new lines. Major LRT routes being built. The Toronto Skyline is growing and is already bigger than sydneys.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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Sydney is much bigger than Montreal. Now if we look at what Toronto is doing it is on par with what Sydney is doing. Metro expansion and new lines. Major LRT routes being built. The Toronto Skyline is growing and is already bigger than sydneys.
Yeah Toronto is larger than Sydney. But Sydney is building more infrastructure than Toronto is. Toronto is such an ugly city, dull, and horrible weather. It's just a business city with tacky sights like the CN tower and the wannabe times square (Can't even remember the name). Now compare Melbourne with Montreal, Brisbane with Vancouver and Perth with Calgary and all the australian cities are building more stuff and have better infrastructure and prospects.
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