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    Battery-electric bus transition plans (Ontario, funded by Metrolinx)

    I drove by a flaming combustion vehicle during my roadtrip in USA on I-95. It was solo, pulled over, and appeared to have a dropped gas tank (big squarey tank thing fallen to asphalt between the four tires). Apparently sometimes a bolt or strap get loose. EV fires makes the news simply...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    Don’t look now, but look at who is using Toronto’s cycle infrastructure: https://www.blogto.com/film/2022/08/arnold-schwarzenegger-biking-toronto/
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    Welllllllll.... It's not too late to register as a candidate for the Hamilton Municipal Election. 🤣 Anyway, speaking of which, there's been a sudden flurry of campaigning starting up, at least in online advertising. At least if you're in the Hamilton geographical region. Fortunately I am not...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    I don't remember along the LRT route, but there's an incomplete log cabin on Barton 😀 Side story: This is now an infamous Hamilton Barton Ward 4 landmark in that community, because it's been incomplete for a few years. For some reason, their construction stopped a few years ago, maybe they...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    Based on my knowledge, I kinda prefer Keanin as someone who's been successful unifying local cons + local libs + local ndp. I prefer a politics-unifier mayor, personally. If you look at his tweets, he's a moderate-progressive style in action speak. (After all, he did kick @fordnation out of...
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    New GO Train Control+Signalling (PTC, CBTC, ETC) -- Safety & Subway-Like Frequency

    Yes, that’s correct (in a roundabout way). However, ERTMS is a set of standards for literally 21st century technology, decades ahead of good old fashioned PTC. I find this fantastic news, because we’re leapfrogging far past the USA mainline signalling systems here. ERTMS, if all features are...
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    TOAreaFan

    Just seeing this now — My condolences. I visit here a tad more infrequent, but I remember the good old days in the middle-2010s and the long threads between myself and George. It’s not the best times of history this decade — and so many families are so stressed. My heart goes out to his family.
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    As part of the renewal, it was mentioned that the sewers will also be enlarged (possibly provisions for separated sewer for all condo newbuilds along corridor — currently Hamilton is combined). I think the utilities upgrades are well worth it long-term. It was already known by me since 2015...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    You’re not thinking the useful perspective: It’s the COST PER MINUTE TIME SAVED :) I think that the costs to save a minute through Georgetown is quite reasonable, compared to the costs to save a minute between Kitchener-London. There are literally over a thousand separate construction...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    It seems that most of the mass of building demolitions have now already occured earlier, so the remainder of building demolitions is smaller than the number of buildings demolished already. Instead, the war zone is the construction site to come, and the major bus & car traffic detours needed...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    The CATenary does, shockingly so.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Possibly -- but this route is worth starting from an incubation perspective. Facilitating future purchase of the subdivisions for future higher rail speeds. That's the big prize. However, London-Kitchener commute via GO should actually competes okay with peak-period driving, and they should...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The real use case is Londoners with work in KW, or the universities there. KW is an expanding employment centre, even in pandemic. In bad traffic, it already takes more than 1.5 hours, even almost 2 hours to drive during the worst part of peak hour. The GO train would be similiar, except...
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    I mean. This IS one of my least favourite part of the LRT. The chop down! Making good shade disappear to a summer scorched paved plaza! That’s why I suggest the small battery option for 2km of catenaryless ops. It can recharge on the catenary while on the gp outside downtown. No time lost.
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    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Revived)

    The LRT has been delayed so long, there's some minor tweaks that could be done to the resurrected LRT: Just like technology changed so quickly, that Eglinton Crosstown LRT recently cancelled a peaker gas plant to build the Metrolinx battery farm (article) like a UPS for the Crosstown LRT. A...

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