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  • Kate 21:03 on 2019-06-03 Permalink | Reply  

    Le Devoir has a pretty nifty interactive feature about the more than 4000 outages lasting longer than five minutes that the metro system has experienced over the last four years, using graphics to visualize the many factors involved.

    • Raymond Lutz 08:40 on 2019-06-04 Permalink

      Je suis un amateur de représentation graphique (voici ma collection de références sur le sujet: Edward Tufte, Bret Victor, etc…) alors j’ai visité le site du Devoir par curiosité.

      “Étonnamment, la grande majorité des pannes se produisent en fin de ligne”…

      Par cette phrase, on devine que dans l’équipe de conception de ce projet il n’y avait pas d’ingénieur (ou de technicien) aptes à interpréter les données. N’y-a-il pas un processus unique aux têtes de lignes? Ces gens ont rarement pris le métro dans ces stations…

  • Kate 20:56 on 2019-06-03 Permalink | Reply  

    Between them, Quebec and Ottawa are putting up half a billion dollars for the renovation of the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel, to start next spring and take four years.

    • Chris 19:15 on 2019-06-04 Permalink

      There’s always money for car infrastructure!

    • Bill Binns 09:46 on 2019-06-05 Permalink

      @Chris – You can thank drivers and outrageous fuel taxes for that.

    • CE 10:19 on 2019-06-05 Permalink

      Considering how expensive it is to build, maintain, and expand car infrastructure – even without corruption – I wouldn’t call the fuel taxes outrageous at all. If anything, they should be much higher so as to pay for the external costs created by cars.

  • Kate 09:06 on 2019-06-03 Permalink | Reply  

    Beaudry metro station is open again although there’s still finishing work to be done. The little embedded video in this piece shows us how it looks now.

    • Kate 09:05 on 2019-06-03 Permalink | Reply  

      A man is in hospital after a fire in the Village early Monday (anglo CBC calls it the east end – is Plessis Street the east end?). Others were evacuated from the badly damaged building.

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