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Recent content by asher__jo

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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I definitely agree with the sentiment that tunneling Eglinton West is grossly overbuilding. The TTC flavouring surface made sense for improving the street presence like it will for the Golden Mile.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I've seen no indication that the Crosstown line east will be underground.
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Could not agree more. That was the only glimmer of hope with province taking over the subways, is some planners would transfer over.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    The last subway line? Toronto's rapid growth will demand many more subways
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    This would be more applicable posted in the LRV feed.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    To the point the Ontario line is superior to RL and RL north planning and that it's lower capacity is a non-issue. Of course RL planning was predicated on using the same rolling stock/gauge as existing TTC subway and hence why using Greenwood made sense. I am not suggesting RL was a flawless...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    You raise no real compelling counterargument.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Yes. Of course this is in the ideal world of having a GTHA level of government and Metrolinx being run by officials from that area.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    On the topic of taxes, cities getting proportionally 1% of the PST (either directly setting a 1% tax or being given that amount) is painfully overdue. Being reliant on property taxes is a poor situation, of course diversifying and have road tolls and levies on parking are also useful.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I think it's a extremely valid argument, Montreal and Vancouver are both subsidized at the provincial level. It's a no-brainer and badly needs to be a Liberal/NDP platform policy.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I definitely agree the Ontario line having lower capacity than the RL and not being planned to Sheppard is problematic, BUT if Metrolinx finally deals with fair integration the Barrie and Stouffville GO lines could relieve alot of pressure with RER.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Subways or nothing has resulted in this issues: http://stevemunro.ca/2020/03/11/starving-the-bus-network-for-service/
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Toronto NEEDS rapid transit
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    I wouldn't be surprised if Metrolinx is depending on bids tendered to reduce costs and propose efficiencies rather than finding them themselves (sections cut and covered or elevated).
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Insight to Crosstown delays "RTG partners even competed against themselves for skills. The same consortium won a $5-billion deal in mid-2015 to build a light rail system across Eglinton Avenue in Toronto — a project that is running behind schedule. A shortage of skills drove up costs at both...

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