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The City that Care Can’t Forget

Comparisons are odious, it’s true.  They’re also informative. Toronto suffers constantly from comparison with other cities. Most of this suffering is self-inflicted. We compulsively check international rankings to make sure we’re doing all right.  For more than 20 years we’ve been tortured by the ambiguity of, “New York run by the Swiss,” which was the late…
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Electric Vehicles and the Glacial Pace of Change

Months ago, I knew nothing about electric vehicles.  Decades ago, I knew even less. I had long been certain that electric cars would fail.  Like most people in the 90’s, I felt confident that fuel cell technology would revolutionize personal transportation like the internal combustion engine did.  I remember a television commercial featuring a pickup…
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Ford addiction

It’s safe now to ignore the municipal election.  Summer is starting.  Voters will tune out, if they were ever tuned in.  Compulsive campaigning will continue nonetheless. Nothing has changed since the candidates were named.  Soknacki rose a bit, Stintz slipped a bit, and Ford’s support remains high enough for concern. Chow and Tory are front runners…
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Ding Ding Ding…!

My friend and former NetGainer, Darryl Moyers, delights in solving problems.    We were trading war stories, ranging from the court system to the performing arts, before the subject turned to transit. “Here’s one,” he said, “You’ll love this.” Trying to get to work, on a deadly cold winter morning, he became stuck in one of…
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