Light-Rail Naming Is A Feint: Patton

Bulldog commentator Mike Patton goes well beyond the call of duty to tell us that the LRT naming contest is a diversion from its failures and is just silly.

Get better, Mike.



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One thought on “Light-Rail Naming Is A Feint: Patton

  1. While I recognize that in the storied past, train routes and rail cars had names. However, they were the long-haul variety, not local-service units. Books, such as The Orient Express, or songs like The City of New Orleans reflected that romanticism of the times.

    Flash forward to Ottawa’s LRT. To paraphrase PM Trudeau II, its 2018 (but who knows, maybe it will be 2019 when the LRT actually goes into revenue service). The value of naming individual rail cars plus 75 cents buys us nothing at the local Bridgehead folks. The cost of naming those cars, while trivial in the context of a $3 billion operating budget, and a $2.1 billion is just another example of how out of touch the city administration is with priority setting.


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