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  1. yes, this is likely priority #2 for Metrolinx at...

    yes, this is likely priority #2 for Metrolinx at this point. There is still ~$5 billion left over after GO RER, and this is more than likely in that group of money.

    Presuming no DRL (due to the...
  2. it isn't really fair to have GO jump to $6 as...

    it isn't really fair to have GO jump to $6 as soon as you cross Steeles either. A slow, gradual increase in fares as distances increase is what should be done. Right now GO jumps right to $5.20, and...
  3. Metro worked horridly. it was a complete mess,...

    Metro worked horridly. it was a complete mess, there is a reason it's basic operating structure seemed to change every 4 years.

    regional government has its place, but not under the Metro model.
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    now they just need to install more regular bus...

    now they just need to install more regular bus shelters in the first place. Too often they have a simple concrete pad (if that) at bus stops instead of installing an actual shelter.
  5. because it is a premium service. Its designed so...

    because it is a premium service. Its designed so that 80% of riders get a seat, and crowding standards are way, way below the TTC.

    You also have the realities of capacity issues. If you priced GO...
  6. Andrew, keep your capacity doubts of eglinton in...

    Andrew, keep your capacity doubts of eglinton in the eglinton thread please. Everywhere you post you seem to post about your opposition to the LRTs no matter the topic everyone else is discussing.
    ...
  7. metrolinx does studies where it accounts for...

    metrolinx does studies where it accounts for operating and capital costs of a project and looks at it from the financial benefits (GDP increase, reduced congestion, etc.). The GO lakeshore line...
  8. Its a thread for every major project. Georgetown...

    Its a thread for every major project. Georgetown south has one, Eglinton Crosstown has one, Sheppard and Finch LRTs have one, Union has several (which should change IMO), etc. This should be no...
  9. Drum is legible, you just have to get used to his...

    Drum is legible, you just have to get used to his style of language. Lots of info and great photos.
  10. GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    given that the GO electrification is starting to dominate the GO transit service thread, I thought it would be best to start anew so that the existing thread can be used for discussion of GO service...
  11. Richmond Hill GO is very slow, its usually faster...

    Richmond Hill GO is very slow, its usually faster to take the subway especially once you count the wait for a train.
  12. Only around 60% of GOs ridership comes to the...

    Only around 60% of GOs ridership comes to the station by driving, and GO wants to drop that to below 50% over the next few years.

    With 15 minute RER I would expect it to drop even further.
  13. The article discusses the same concerns I have in...

    The article discusses the same concerns I have in terms of how the final cost is unlikely to actually come to $12 billion..
  14. the big move costs tend to overstate the costs....

    the big move costs tend to overstate the costs. the Dundas BRT is supposed to cost $466 million but they have $600 million "budgeted", the DRL south of Bloor is supposed to be around $6 billion but...
  15. the $4.9 billion included big ticket peak service...

    the $4.9 billion included big ticket peak service expansion, a ton of the money was going to be spent on new yards and trains.

    Metrolinx did a costing of AD2W service to Milton, Barrie,...
  16. that was scrapped ages ago. the corners were only...

    that was scrapped ages ago. the corners were only in the preliminary design circa 2009 from my understanding. when they got a tenant and went into detailed design they were removed.
  17. During the Metrolinx meeting today McCuaig said...

    During the Metrolinx meeting today McCuaig said that electrification would cost $10 - $12 billion (rough estimate, actual costs to come by September).

    I don't see that at all. Given all day 2 way...
  18. Probably work on the USRC that effects all...

    Probably work on the USRC that effects all corridors as all corridors use the tracks.
  19. $0.25 a spot was for every non residential spot...

    $0.25 a spot was for every non residential spot in the GTA, whether that be downtown parking garages or the unused back lot at some vaughan Wal Mart.

    It also had legal issues with municipalities...
  20. Depends. Transit differs from car based...

    Depends.

    Transit differs from car based transportation because as use increases average speed doesn't change, average speed actually tends to increase due to increased frequencies. This means...
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    yes, I guess the Liberals will be able to do that...

    yes, I guess the Liberals will be able to do that now. The NDP disputed it last year and didn't let it through. all HOV lanes in the city will be upgraded to HOT from my understanding. Expect the...
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    401 - 407 is being widened from 7 lanes (4...

    401 - 407 is being widened from 7 lanes (4 northbound, 3 southbound) to 8 + 2 HOV, 407 to Queen Street is being widened from 6 lanes to 8 + 2 HOV. overall throughput onto the 401 is only going to...
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    TVMs only take a week or two to install, they...

    TVMs only take a week or two to install, they will likely start them in early august, if they start them at all.

    PRESTO also won't be on the streetcars until November.

    I don't like autoload,...
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    PRESTO cards will only be able to be purchased at...

    PRESTO cards will only be able to be purchased at subway stations from my understanding.

    TVMs will be used for ticket sales outside of PRESTO, which will have its own machine for reloading.
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    In other news, pile drivers are on site for the...

    In other news, pile drivers are on site for the Marriott, looks like construction is starting.
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