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Old 04-16-13, 08:51 PM   #1
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Toronto boke rentals:

"A cloud on the horizon:
Councillors are uneasy because this is not the first time the BIXI brand has been in financial trouble. In 2011, Montreal was forced to give Bixi a $108-million bailout package, including a $71-million loan guarantee and $37-million loan.

It was the City of Montreal that created the Public Bike System Company — BIXI’s parent company — to develop a shared bike program. PBSC then sold the idea to cities around the world, including New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Melbourne and London. PBSC created BIXI Toronto Inc. to run the program here.

The Quebec company — which is controlled by the City of Montreal through its board — is currently negotiating to sell most of its foreign operations."
QUOTE: The Toronto Star.

AND MORE:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/16/bixi-falter/

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Old 09-24-13, 10:29 PM   #2
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AND MORE:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09...-city-council/



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Old 09-30-13, 09:55 PM   #3
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Won't shed any tears for BIXI - have you seen the rates for it? Their usage reqmts are ridiculous.
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Old 10-05-13, 05:02 PM   #4
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Won't shed any tears for BIXI - have you seen the rates for it? Their usage reqmts are ridiculous.
I would miss Bixi if it went down. I come into Toronto by train every month or two and I find Bixi perfect when I have a bunch of chores downtown. They do need more stations outside the downtown core, though.

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Old 11-26-13, 01:55 AM   #5
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AND EVEN MORE:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/11...nd-based-firm/


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Old 01-20-14, 10:23 PM   #6
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more BIXI "Progress":

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01...other-bailout/


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