News   Aug 05, 2020
 383     3 
News   Aug 05, 2020
 207     0 
News   Aug 05, 2020
 317     0 

Recent content by robmausser

  1. R

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Yes I found it odd that the 412 and 418 were tolled. The 407 is a toll road, no question thats its purpose. It is an alternative to another highway (401) But the 412/418 will be like the 427/404, etc in coming years. That being said im pro-toll for the DVP and Gardiner. But thats due to...
  2. R

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    The plan was to use Leaside Spur, a bit of new track along CP branch and route the Richmond Hill train down the purchased CP Don Branch to straighten it out and avoid all of the mess that is the lower don flood plain. It would make the trip comparable to Barrie Line. Unfortunately a rail trail...
  3. R

    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    and both are more expensive than overhead in terms of cost and efficiency. When you have to bring your energy with you, it will always be less efficient.
  4. R

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Garage Mahal is coming along nicely.
  5. R

    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    The traffic lights are handled by a department in Toronto of old boomers who think the car is king and they fight tooth and nail for it.
  6. R

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    1970s builder/realter: "Trains? Oh? The train tracks... yeah, I mean, of course don't worry about that! Trains are dead. Cars are the future. Heck, in 30 years we will all have flying self driving computer cars. So this is a good investment. In 10 years they will be ripping those tracks out"
  7. R

    Ottawa Transit Developments

    Correct me if Im wrong, but Alstom built the trains only, and the majority of heat and cold/ice/snow issues has been with the overhead and track.
  8. R

    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    There are definitely some topological considerations, and I think the transitway would have to go south of the reservoir, utilizing the extra corridor space on Finch for a short period, but if painted soccer lines on grass are going to cancel transit plans in Toronto then we are truly lost...
  9. R

    Beltline Trail

    according to my friend who works for the city in the bike planning department, curb cuts are one of the biggest red tape projects he has to deal with. Apparently there are 4 levels of government you need to sign off on in order to get them to happen. Someone ought to sue the city due to them...
  10. R

    Beltline Trail

    I was thinking a long-term solution (if the Allen doesnt get torn out before it happens) would be to create a little Beltline Rail Deck esque park between the two bridges. There were already plans to deck the Allen This would only relegate the proposal to the Beltline area between the two bridges
  11. R

    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Hydro corridor would be good for an express service busway that GO and TTC could use (similar to Mississauga Transitway), for express service with only stops at: -Yorkgate area/ Access for GO buses to Highway 400 -Finch West TTC/GO station -Yonge/Finch station -Bayview-Cummer -Old Cummer GO...
  12. R

    Beltline Trail

    I really don't think a bridge will be built for this trail. Instead what will probably happen is one sidewalk of each bridge will be turned into a one-way trail for each direction. As long as they separated from traffic with bollards or curbs etc id be ok with this.
  13. R

    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

    That first image really clears things up thank you haha
  14. R

    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

    I dont understand, why arent cars allowed to park/drive in that huge extra space they are putting curbs beside? Whats the purpose of that?
  15. R

    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    I hope whatever they do they consult with VIA on the power system. I foresee VIA HFR being extended to London in the future via Kitchener, and it would be a pain if the electrification for the current HFR plan and Metrolinx was a different standard.

Top