Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

The Jones Express

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

While I cannot take credit for calling the Spadina Extension to Vaughan the “Sorbara Subway”, I will do so for calling the Yonge Extension to Highway 7 the “Jones Express”. It is no secret that York Region Transit Committee Chair and Markham Deputy Mayor Jim Jones is all gaga over this subway extension like a kid in a candy store (see his April 24 letter to other York Region councillors here as well as a motion he made on coucil here).

In the near future, I will be adding a page covering the LRT versus subway points in detail for both extensions. In the meantime, here is the latest cartoon on the issue with Jones wanting his turn to play (along with Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti giving his thumbs up just as he does here)…

Jones Express

The Sorbara Subway

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Here is a nice image that nicely shows what subway expansion to Vaughan is all about…

The Sorbara Subway

Simply put: let’s put in a subway because it is a really neat thing to have and it would be fun! Who would say no to rapid transit?!? Other considerations? We want the shiny train, because nothing we have seen, tried, or heard of someone who has tried, goes as fast! Nice present for Sorbara’s constituents - that is, until it opens in seven or so years and only every second or third train goes that far north.

There is another version that addresses the Yonge Street extension here.