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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Eglinton Ave literally serves a purpose so that Eglinton can be continuous between Toronto and Mississauga. Otherwise, there's no way to get from one part of Eglinton to the other part, without a large detour. The nearest connection between the two parts would be via Dixon Rd, Carlingview and...
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    MiWay: Service thread

    Really, masks should have been made mandatory in back in March or April, and not in July now that restrictions are being loosened.
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    MiWay: Service thread

    But it costs another fare to take YRT and TTC on the same trip. That's why people don't want that. The GTA weekly pass ended Dec 1, 2019. It cost like $50, but was valid for Brampton, Mississauga, YRT and TTC. Brampton still has a weekly pass for $34
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    MiWay: Service thread

    I doubt that. 501A/C still run all the way to York because there has yet to be any fare relief for those heading to York, (under normal circumstances, I would assume that is most riders end point) which is now a double fair for YRT. Students will not be happy if they change that now, after...
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    Fare evasion on the TTC...

    You don't really need fare enforcement on a bus only system, they only way onto the bus is to pay your fare (or transfer). There's no need for fare enforces to check a PoP because the driver isn't going to let you stay on the bus without paying or a valid transfer. It's hard to evade the fare in...
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    Fare evasion on the TTC...

    ...But Viva buses don't even have readers on buses. They can't seriously expect you to get off the bus to tap again. The problem has suddenly become PoP, which now appears to expire at exactly the 2 hour mark. This doesn't particularly matter on other systems, where you pay as you board and...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    The first gen Presto readers were fine, ones that are still on every system outside of TTC (if not a bit small for the actually relevant information displayed) I was in part of a focus group from Presto before the TTC introduced their version, and these same issues were raised. And they never...
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    The Bus icon is for YRT buses. YRT doesn't service Finch West, but they do service Sheppard West still.
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    There was a tweet this morning from Brampton Transit saying they would be using it, including stopping at the new stops, but it's now gone.
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    It's not about the wrong transit agency. It's the special case of the handful of double fare routes operating outside of Toronto - the 52 Lawrence West being one of those routes. It deducts a MiWay fare because that's where the extra fare really goes. And, they've only recently started doing...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I think something needs to change about buildings being open on weekends. I myself have found myself waiting in the dead of night at Bramalea, which gets very frequent bus service even on weekends, but the building is still closed. For a line that will actually get weekend train service, to not...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    When they first introduced the midday trains to Mount Pleasant, they were 10 car units, but they were supeer empty when I used them during university. Like maybe a dozen people in the top level, it was great.
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    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    I'm interested to see their plans for Islington and Warden, which basically need a complete rebuild to accommodate elevators and access to the bus bays, which is why they're very last on the list. Of which Islington bus bays are literally falling apart.
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    Brampton Transit/Zum

    28 Wanless looks to mostly a repeat of other routes, the only unique part of is the section on Remembrance Dr replacing the realignment of 27. But, with 28 and 81, they do seem to adding more routes to the Sandalwood Loop. New service deeper into Caldeon with 81, and rather oddly it turns...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I'll need further clarification on the entirely of these cuts (the wording is vague enough that it could mean a elimination of weekend bus service on the Kitchener corridor? - which is insanity). But this is an attack on public transit of the highest order.

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