To do so, Doucet says that the city would be able to close three major intersections along Carling, and gate (close when a train is passing by) whatever others remain. Bay Councillor and chairman of the Transit Committee Alex Cullen said that Doucet's idea is "nonsense" and that "Gating doesn't work." Cullen also said that the westbound route has already been decided:
But council rejected the Carling alternative last May when it voted 20-4 in favour of its current rapid transit plan, said Cullen.Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson said that Doucet's trying to do too much at once.
“He’s trying to reopen the debate and delay things further on a proposal that’s already (been called) impractical,” he said.
“He wants to build east, west, tunnel, Carling and south all at once,” she [Wilksinon] said. “We don’t have that money. We don’t have $3 billion – and that’s a $3-billion job.”
To solicit public support for his proposal, Doucet is releasing a series of radio spots and will have a press conference on Nov. 17.
We'll see how all this goes.