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Right. Let's just have a look at replacing streetcars with buses. It takes about 3 buses to hold the same number of passengers. Maybe 4, but let's be conservative. At around $600-$700k per bus, that would cost roughly 2 million dollars. But then, they last about 12-15 years max, half the life of a streetcar, so double that cost. Then you need to hire another 2 drivers. Let's assume $60-70k/year plus benefits. And let's not forget the amount of space that an additional 2 buses would take on the road. And then you have a few additional costs, like adapting the Bloor/Spadina tunnel for buses. Hmmm..
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Oct 2, 2010