The LRT is a necessary first step, and a great example of smart growth, but more is needed if we are to meet our Paris commitments
LRT Line 1 will initially reduce the emissions from the buses by about 18% as the fleet is reduced
But the success of the O-Train will increase the need for feeder buses at the rail-ends, to bring passengers to and from the train quickly and efficiently, to “feed the monster”. Examples of this have been seen in other growing cities. In Calgary, their C train expansion plans include a doubling of their bus fleet to feed it.