Sunday, September 19, 2010
LRT Has Fewer Drivers –BUT- -
There is no question whatsoever that
LRT requires fewer drivers, however, the other maintenance personnel such as electrical distribution, rail, computer people result in more employees at rates of pay 30 to 35% higher. Both and Edmonton have 11% more employees than Calgary ’s bus rapid transit. As a result, the operating costs of labour for Ottawa LRT is double that of Bus Rapid Transit. This is confirmed by the operating statistics from the City of where they have both Pittsburg LRT and BRT and the operating costs for LRT (tram cars) is double that of BRT (buses).