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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Has CKLW Become the Strap-On "M" Station

Oh my, a chink in the armour. A naysayer now in the traditional media and from the strap-on "W" station. What a shock! Imagine, someone actually saying we do NOT need another crossing in Windsor and that the money ought to be used for other, more important projects.

Has everything been turned on its head, topsy-turvy? Has someone actually been reading my BLOG and understood what I have written. Does someone now have the courage to set it out for all to hear?

If one media person gets it, do the others now understand that Transport Canada Minister Baird has killed our border with no Enhancement Project bridge, a multi-year DRIC bridge delay and no need for a DRIC road and the thousands of jobs that we have been promised for years. Millions of dollars wasted for nothing!

Poor Sean O'Dell. It seems that I am now no longer the only person who does not take his border traffic remarks seriously. Listen to the CKLW commentary especially at the 38 second mark!



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Unfortunately, the commentator is not quite there yet. But still, it is a good first step. We can still have our cake and eat it ie our new border crossing AND money for other projects. Think "interim solution" as the face-saving words.

What he should have concluded is:

  • Let Moroun risk his private enterprise money on the Enhancement Project Bridge and not risk taxpayer money when traffic is down
  • We need that bridge for improved traffic flow not for capacity since traffic has dropped like a stone since its peak and is not going up for a long time.
  • The $1.6-2B Greenlink/DRIC Road was always a phony and was never going to be built. We were being Delrayed with it although we do need a better route to the Ambassador Bridge
  • What needs to be done is to build the BIF road to the Ambassador Bridge as was promised and upgrade EC Row to 10 lanes, provided the DRTP truck highway is never built, with a connection at Lauzon to Highway 401
  • That is our "interim" solution until traffic increases to the point when a new bridge might be necessary
  • It still creates many thousands of high-paying jobs NOW, jobs we desperately need.
  • Protect the DRIC corridor so that if a new bridge is ever needed, we do not need to waste eons again
  • Whatever money is left goes to the Windsor items that the commentator described at the end of his piece as our payment for being the border host.

Oh my. Can you believe what is happening? The "W"indsor booster has just become the "M"oroun booster. That is really what the Bridge Company has been saying for years.

There that was no so hard was it!