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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    How many Alstom trains have been delivered in total for the Confederation line?
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    How about the number of LRT's running on the Confederation line. If I understood correctly, there less trains in operations as actually needed. Some seem to be still in the process to be certified and approved. Will there be more trains soon on the Confederation line or do we need to wait for...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Today at Yorkdale station I noticed they still the old turnstiles are in place. Only two PRESTO readers are attached to a cutting board. I’ve asked the TTC staff, but they didn’t know about new PRESTO gates coming in. I tried to Google quickly, but didn’t find an answer about new gates. Does...
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    Toronto | Manulife Centre Podium and Streetscape Renewal | 10m | 2s | Manulife Real Estate | MdeAS Architects

    It’s an insanely wide road. The east side deserves much wider sidewalk. Also the west has a potential for storm water facilities such as plants, trees, basins.
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    Future of Toronto/Cities With Car & Transit or With Out Cars

    Interesting news from the vaterland of the car industry. Stuttgart - where Porsche and Mercedes are HQed. - has ambition to make the inner city car-free by 2030. If Stuttgart manages to tech TNT’s goal then Toronto will next and follow - I’m taking bets...
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    General cycling issues (Is Toronto bike friendly?)

    I’m in favour for Church and Bay St. to implement protected bike lanes. Who is starting a conversation with the city councillor?
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    General cycling issues (Is Toronto bike friendly?)

    Why not build out Bay St. down to Front St. with well protected bike lanes? Seems to offer the best connection to important locations (Eaton Centre, City Call, Financial District and Union Station)!
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    Ontario legalizing e-scooters!!! (Bird, Lime, segway, electric kickscooter, micro mobility, electric skateboards)

    Some thoughts: 1. Bird officially started to offer their service in the Distillery District. 2. It was reported the scooters of Bird only last on average for 28 days. 3. The batteries are made of rare and toxic material produced in second or third world countries. 4. Around 8% overall trips by...
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    Ontario legalizing e-scooters!!! (Bird, Lime, segway, electric kickscooter, micro mobility, electric skateboards)

    Bird e-scooters are already in Toronto: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/08/23/dockless-e-scooter-company-bird-to-launch-pilot-project-in-the-distillery-district.html
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The news fits into the permanent Go excursion train to Niagara Falls https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/9542548-falls-train-station-to-be-redeveloped-into-one-stop-shop-for-transit/
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The Go train to Niagara Falls is pretty decent now. Often faster than driving. I think for business events and tourists the permanent train starting September is a big win!
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    But to get from Toronto to Kitchener in the morning to arrive in time for a normal work day something like between 8 - 9h is still not offered?
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    The plan already leaked: Ontario Line would run on just 3 kilometres of city’s relief line route, confidential plans show https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/07/22/ontario-line-would-run-on-just-3-kilometres-of-citys-relief-line-route-confidential-plans-show.html
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Any idea when the Hamilton Desjardins Channel 3rd track will be connected to the line?
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Lyft is doing the same in Florida with Brightline. There you are getting a $5 discount code if you are getting to or from the train station. For denser areas I don't think is its great to have car sharing running the service bringing people to the station. That creates too much traffic.

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