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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    https://www.metrolinxengage.com/sites/default/files/ol_ecr_appendix_c1-distribution_list_c2_engagement_summary_report_2020-07-31_locked.pdf It's quite well hidden on ML's website! Took a little bit of digging to find it. Also the rest of the Environmental Conditions report (if anyone's...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    What you're basically suggesting is energy storage. Doing it this way is frankly a really terrible way of doing it, there's no reason to use hydrogen in this situation and there would be a ton of energy loss. Batteries and pumped storage is far better.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Actually this is what is supposed to happen. It's an equilibrium. Think about it - if transit was faster than cars, people would switch from cars to transit, and thus car traffic would decrease up to the point where it is the same speed as transit. If transit was slower than cars, people would...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    I agree the hydrogen stuff is getting a bit annoying, but you should really consider saying that in a more polite manner. Don't think swearing is necessary here.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    OL trains are slightly narrower; TRs are 3.124m wide. Not that much difference though. As far as I know OL train length is still unknown at this point.
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    Self-Driving Vehicles/Autonomous Vehicle Technology

    Although I do think self driving technology has a lot of potential to change cities, and do not disagree with the idea that some public transit routes (especially low ridership suburban bus routes and low ridership intercity routes) will be rendered completely redundant, I find this article's...
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    VIA Rail

    Red is rail, Blue Colonel By Dr realignment to meet with Nicholas. Large section of Col By Dr is used for rail alignment. Two tracks is 100% possible, only problem is space for the downtown station if the old station site were to be used. Space is very tight where platforms would need to go...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    It is true that widening the 401 is a terrible idea, for the reasons you stated (induced demand). It will only increase the number of cars and increase traffic. But, building transit generally does not reduce congestion due to this same induced demand. Any people that do switch to transit...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    We do have precedent at Davisville with Chaplin Cres.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Raise the wires? seems like the simplest solution
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    Metrolinx: Sheppard East LRT (In Design)

    Wouldn't it also be possible just to get new trains that were essentially TRs with TTC gauge but shorter cars? That way you can get smaller turning radii (which could make a hypothetical STC or Malvern route easier) without reconstructing the existing Sheppard line. There's no reason to convert...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I did some eyeballing of OL turning radii (Very rough estimates!) West section: Central Section: Gerrard Portal:
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Even though I too think that this is kind of a bad plan because it will essentially forever restrict the GO/VIA corridor to 4 tracks, I find this somewhat ludicrous. Is saving billions of dollars not a credible argument? Or much more convenient transfers between GO and RL/OL? Well, probably...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Well, Nikola seems to be a massive scam, so I probably wouldn't believe a single thing that they say. Some short sellers published a report on them and it's scathing to say the least: https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/ Nikola's response to them is also laughable at best...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Pretty sure it was removed a while ago lol. Also, wrt Queen Station vertical access, hopefully they add extra entrances at the east/west ends of the OL platforms, which would be a significant improvement.

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