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68 release- Tram Report-Hidden Truths

 

  • The Tram report to Councillors— yet another deplorable milestone in a broken political process.

 

 

  1.  Fiddled figures in the business case with vital pollution figures still buried

 

The Tram report to councillors is yet another insult to the memory of impartial public service in Edinburgh.

The production of a supposed Benefit Cost Ratio of 1:2.20--- was achieved by pretending all the money spent to date doesn’t count. This is a transparent attempt to patronise and mislead councillors facing a very difficult decision.

The inflation of the figure for the Haymarket option was grotesque and

release 66 - When the figures just won't add up

  • Properly corrected figures show the first ‘post-tram’ traffic diversions have sent pollution towards or even above EU limits
  • Is Edinburgh the only council in the UK or even Europe actively trying to increase pollution levels?? 

release 66 - When The Figures just don't add up

  • Properly corrected figures show the first ‘post-tram’ traffic diversions have sent pollution towards or even above EU limits
  • Is Edinburgh the only council in the UK or even Europe actively trying to increase pollution levels?? 

release 66 - When the Figures just don't add up

 

 

  • Properly corrected figures show the first ‘post-tram’ traffic diversions have sent pollution towards or even above EU limits

 

 

  1. Is Edinburgh the only council in the UK or even Europe actively trying to increase pollution levels??

 

The Council were releasing monthly figures all through 2010 until a DEFRA ruling demolished the basis of these.

 

Since then (December last year) no figures have been released despite the increasingly high profile at last being given to traffic created air pollution levels and the possible of EU fines running into the tens of millions.

 

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Release 56- WERE COUNCILLORS TOLD LAST WEEK

  • Did Edinburgh Council and Tie tell the councillors what was going on before announcing to the world that the project was £hundreds of millions over budget  and Princes Street would be dug up yet again?  

56- Were Copuncillors told last week?

 

 

 

 

  • Did Edinburgh Council and Tie tell the councillors what was going on before announcing to the world that the project was £hundreds of millions over budget  and Princes Street would be dug up yet again?

 

  • Is the Board of TIE really telling us they have no idea whatsoever how much even the remants of the original scheme will cost?

 

  • If this is so how can the ‘refreshed’ Business Case retain a shred of credibility

 

Last week under extreme pressure TIE were left with no alternative but to finally start revealingsome of the extent of the effects of the flawed planning that from the

release 55 - 8 Questions from INDEPENDENT Scottish civil engineers

  • An open letter from prominent and respected experts in the field of Civil Engineering remains unanswered and unacknowledged by TIE; as the grotesque bungling on Princes Street confirms their worst fears

 

 

  • These questions from respected Civil Engineers highlight even more potential problems for the Tram project which require serious answers from the City of Edinburgh and their ‘arms length’ company TIE.

 

 

 

An open letter was sent to the elected representatives of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood and the elected Councillors of the City of Edinburgh Council, as well as TIE.

The three

release 55- 8 Questions from INDEPENDENT experts

Eight questions from independent engineers with lifetime careers in Civil and transport engineering that went unanswered and unacknowledged....but where the effects described are now emerging

release 49- Top Lib-Dem - Stop the Tram now

A Lib Dem's Alex Cole-Hamilton shows the extent of disagreement within the party over vthe continuing policiy to push through the tram at any cost by the councillors within the ruling coalition on the City of Edinburgh Council.

release 49- Top Lib-Dem call--Stop The tram now

  • Objectors welcome statement by top Lib-Dem candidate in the battleground marginal constituency of Edidinburgh Central as he says about the Tram project:

 

  • “I wish to see no more time or money wasted on this ill fated project.”

 

The fast growing group of residents and traders battling to prevent the Tram project being railroaded through despite health, traffic and business fears have welcomed the clear statement by Alex Cole-Hamilton Lib-Dem candidate for the marginal Edinburgh centre constituency calling for the City to halt the project and instead spend the money on ‘one of the best bus

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