Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tremblay's Promises otherwise known as Bull$shit

Here the lunatic in charge at the moment , & running to be re-elected' is promising more of the same,....stuff he already promised and came nowhere close delivering on any of he's lying about the Water Meter deal. which he convienently has scrapped (until he gets elected & then hold that 'pie plate' over your ar&se Montrealers' cause he's coming back in,,,,,,,,,   like all lying snake politicians.

Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay on Sunday morning unveiled his first promises of the election campaign, all of which focus on public transit.

But many of the items on the list are recycled – they’re already being studied or have been stalled for years.

Flanked by Union Montreal candidates, Tremblay said if he’s re-elected, he will work to ensure:

- the métro network is extended to Anjou and a new station is built in St. Laurent.

- an airport train shuttle is built, connecting Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with downtown Montreal.

- the city builds its first tramway line.

- the Société de transport de Montréal modernizes its bus fleet, adding 200 more articulated buses and 400 regular buses by 2011

- the STM starts the process of replacing its aging métro cars.

- the creation of a bus-rapid-transit system on Pie IX Boulevard.

- the city facilitates carpooling and car sharing and implements measures to give buses preferential treatment on city streets.

- the city reaches the goal of having 800 kilometres of bike paths by 2013.

- the roll-out of Bixi bikes intensifies.

- a tram-train line is built linking Lachine with downtown Montreal.

Montreal, Laval, Longueuil and the provincial government have announced they’ll study the idea of extending the métro to Anjou and adding a new métro station in St. Laurent and come up with a conclusion within three years.

On the return of tramways to Montreal streets, the city has already commissioned a study, due next year after an initial study concluded the idea is viable.

A long-awaited plan to build a train shuttle between Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to downtown Montreal, which was to have been made public in the summer, is now expected this fall.

Other projects on his list have been delayed for years.

The city has been working on a plan to buy 342 new métro cars to replacing its aging fleet since 2003.

And efforts to revive the Pie IX reserved bus lane, which shut in 2002 after two fatal accidents, has been hampered by a struggle between transit authorities.

Here’s what some other parties are up to on Sunday in Montreal’s municipal election campaign:

- On Sunday, Vision Montreal leader Louise Harel is to hold a news conference at which she is to announced who her party will field as candidate for mayor of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.

Tonight, Harel’s party will hold a 7 p.m. event at the election headquarters of Badiona Bazin, one of its candidate in Anjou.

- Meanwhile, at Projet Montréal, the party of Richard Bergeron, a “sidewalk party” is planned for tonight at which Luc Ferrandez, borough mayor candidate in Plateau Mont-Royal, is to discuss humanizing the neighbourhood. It begins at 7:30 p.m. At Prince Arthur and Clark Sts.

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