Speaking about. The chairman of the city council of Turku just proposed continuing the preparations to start tramway construction. So yay, maybe. I'ts been in talks like for over three years with this filibustering tactics of talking about some imaginary "superbuses", that don't really exist on this planet. Even the very politically guided investigations have returned results that say to either develop the bus system with current rolling stock or build trams optimistically, so these are the options on the table now. Hard to imagine Tampere and Turku started their tram projects jointly!
So that issue will be in the cabinet tomorrow, where it will most likely be tabled and be continued in early march when they meet next time, after which it will go into the concil. There is also Finnish parliamentary election coming in april 14th, but that shouldn't really be a problem. Some worm tongues have suggested that the municipal government is deliberately delaying this to see the next government. I don't believe it though, after all, this isn't really even the final build decision, it's to continue from genral plan to project plan and the real push shovel to the ground decision would be next year, done by the current mucipal government.
Current party alignments are Coalition: 17, Greens: 14, Social Democrats: 12, Leftist Alliance: 12, the Finns: 5 and totally irrelevantly the Swedes: 3, Center Party: 3 and Christan Democrats: 1, charman is Green.
The decision will be made by the coalition and the democrats, because favour of either of them is enough because the Greens and the Leftists are already for, the Finns and Center Party are against.