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    GO studies Bolton rail service

    The reports from VIA and Amtrak would historically indicate otherwise.
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    Surely the idea of dismounting is related to bikes trying to be both pedestrians and street vehicles. If a bike is going to use a crosswalk (or sidewalks) they should be walking their bike. If they are riding their bike on the road on the same manner as a car they wouldn't be expected to...
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    Toronto Harbour Ferries

    They likely get a better deal spreading out the purchase (reusable jigs, lessons learned, roll the staff building the ferries from one boat to the next) and they get to spread the payment out. When they first decided they were going to need to replace the ferries it seems like no money had been...
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    GO studies Bolton rail service

    Is that true? I don't know of any agreements that exist yet. In any case, I don't think CN or CP behave much differently. It just happens to be that the Milton line is high demand and on the mainline whereas GO/Metrolinx have created a parallel corridor on Lakeshore East where the CN...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Hopefully the land protections between Brampton and Orangeville never change, but the population of Orangeville and places beyond may at one point create a large enough market of people who need to traverse the Green Belt to warrant service.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Hmm, that has a median, a reduction in lanes, traffic calming, and interesting road treatment... all the things I support except that it is missing bike lanes. What I wouldn't support is removal of the median and having traffic drive on only one side of the ROW (i.e. passing only on the right...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Bolton to Weston is almost entirely land.which has development on it, which can be developed, or on which development can be intensified. Brampton to Orangeville is a longer trip through a lot of land that is protected from development. Not to say they shouldn't protect the line for future...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I hadn't seen that proposal before. I like the idea of traffic calming, interesting road treatment, reduction of lanes and bike lanes, etc... but I would hate to see the large median removed and University Ave to become any other street. If anything I would take away the two middle most lanes...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    The heritage arguments make no sense, even in Old Thornhill. They managed to put a five lane road through the neighbourhood and there are two massive properties south of Old Jane (Tims / Scotiabank and Hanna Bank / Wildbirds Unlimited) that could support station entrances, and a Petro Canada...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    This is where they are going to try to fit the Ontario line in. Photographic evidence that the line won't fit and the trees are already gone.
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Mixed case, if the right font, is easier to read because the letter shapes are more distinct with bdfhklt being taller and gjpqy going below the line. When capitalized letters are more visible it is only because they are massive.
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    King-Spadina Public Realm Strategy

    I have been waiting for John Street for ages, and a reinvented Canada's Walk of Fame even longer.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Exactly. They have a huge ROW but rather placing the Ontario tracks close to the edges so they have space to shift railway tracks around in the rest of the corridor, they put it well inside their property line so that if ever they do need more tracks the only way to do it is to rip up the...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    It would be nice if they would connect the Humber River Trail under Eglinton and the LRT while they do this.
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    Islington Subway Station

    When is this scheduled to be levelled?