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    Gardiner Expressway Hybrid Design

    You can't use the example of a subway charging to excuse tolls. The subway/transit increases apply to EVERYONE and not just a small few. A better example would be the TTC having to do major upgrades at, for instance, College Station and hence only charging the people that use that particular...
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    Gardiner Expressway Hybrid Design

    I don't agree with the idea of tolls on roads like the Gardiner. If it's a new piece of infrastructure then fine but if not then it seems patently unfair. Many people moved to the areas they are due to being convenient for work or their many trips to downtown but now they are being asked to...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    What exactly would this have over just no wires at all and using battery? They wouldn't have to be large battery systems but just contactless systems at every station much like what battery buses use at certain bus stops to keep the buses running all day. This concoction looks more like a...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    I didn't understand a word of that video.
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Developments are coming in fast and furious. Today....….the first hydrogen Alstom train has arrived in the Netherlands for testing and then immediate deployment. 2 days ago...…...KIRR {Korea} is going to be building hydrogen trains for deployment on it's non-electrified route by next year. Last...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Gordon price is a prick and how he compare a side road in the West End to a major road with a vibrant shopping district is anyone's guess. Cut and cover is fine of residential streets or even major ones with no real business impact but not on vibrant urban streets.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    In a city that has proven itself over the last 40 years to be completely bogged down in political and bureaucratic inertia on the transit file, sometimes a bully is exactly what they need. This reminds me of Mayo Klein of Calgary in the early 80s when he wanted an LRT to the North West. The...
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    The idea of ST was a very good one...……….take advantage of the infrastructure you already have. Of course some will say that this is what RER does but there is one VERY big difference, ST would have a standard TTC fare. This is something RER doesn't offer and now that the co-fare is about to...
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    Transit Ridership Statistics & Tracking

    Exactly what I was thinking. With the GO/TTC discount, far more Torontonians themselves were taking GO which is why some of the biggest station increases happened in the city itself. Now with that about to end and everyone in inner city Toronto seeing their fares increase by $3 a day, many will...
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    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    Another major issue that with self-driving vehicles is liability, both legal and financial. Right now an accident caused by the driver is the legal and financial responsibility of the driver and obviously not any passengers. With SDV, all of a sudden everyone in the vehicle is a passenger as...
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    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    I use to take transit quite frequently for trips over 10km and for less I used my scooter. Now I haven't taken transit in about 3 years because I got my doggie. I needed a car lest I would have to leave him at home but it's these kind of small things that the policy wonks don't take into...
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    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    As far as oil prices go, it is very hard to predict as oil, probably more than any other commodity, is very sensitive to the world's geo-political climate. All things being equal however, the price of oil will decline even more than it's level now due to falling demand as we move away en masse...
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    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    Self driving vehicles have a real future in terms of cargo and transport , delivery services, public transit, taxis, the disabled who can't drive, and the seniors who shouldn't be. For the wider population however, I think they are much ado about nothing because the entire concept proceeds from...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    It just come down setting priorities. Sure a Presto system would be a nice thing to have as offering people more payment options is always a plus. The issue is that it would mean almost nothing to 95% of riders and I'm sure Londoners would rather have those precious transit dollars that are...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    Battery offers the de/acceleration and quiet and smooth ride but without the much higher initial infrastructure costs, construction disruption, and maintenance of catenary. Added to this, battery doesn't have the horrible visual pollution of catenary wires.

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