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    VIA Rail

    VIA did propose a commuter train project for Halifax but the city eventually declined if I remember correctly.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    EAs were streamlined for transit projects in Ontario and not in Québec, meaning that "Why didn't you study paddle boats" type of questions are still asked at the BAPE.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/plantes-change-of-mind-torpedoed-caisses-rem-de-lest-involvement-emond-says CEO of the CDPQ seems to be really pissed at the mayor, and it's understandable.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Yes westbound AM peak and eastbound PM peak. It's busier at peak for a longer segment, Bonaventure-Jean-Talon westbound AM.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Pre-pandemic, it was exceeding capacity between McGill and Berri-UQÀM. The STM didn't want any further extensions without adding a relief line downtown. Add the underconstruction REM and blue line extension, you were already looking at a disaster. Add this truncated project and you'll have a...
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    GTHA Transit Fare Integration

    Bogus election promises that won't be fulfilled for 100$.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Instead of improving the project, they are planning to remove the downtown section entirely. STM and ARTM will manage the project. The STM already has the most stuffed vehicles in North America, this will make it worse...
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Announcement by the Premier at 1130, the province will take charge of the project from now one. Meaning terrible politics at all stages of the project. https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/grand-montreal/2022-05-02/quebec-reprend-le-controle-du-rem-de-l-est.php
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    At least Calgary has planned (or had) for a people mover solution between the two lines through the airport.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Totally stupid omission IMO.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Seems the project will die, the CAQ now wants a referendum on the project. I don't expect it to pass.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    At 4G$ for glorified buses, it will probably have the worst ROI of any transport project in Canada. The objective is not even to transport people efficiently, it's to have a streetcar cause the European cities do. That's an even worse objective than density.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    Not just a minister, the minister of transportation... I still don't support the project though. At least in other cities LRT is for adding density, it won't be the case for Quebec cities.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    The media is feeding the hate.
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    Question about firm occupancy date

    That's what I did a few times. For my house I reserved a Airbnb for a month (you can negotiate a good deal) between spaces and had my stuff in storage.
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    VIA Rail

    Interesting article about the upcoming privatisation of VIA Rail with HFR (in French). https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entreprises/2022-03-18/train-a-grande-frequence/le-prive-dans-le-siege-du-conducteur.php
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    VIA Rail

    There are many existing stations missing, for example Casselman.
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    VIA Rail

    I'm in the same state, train 22 to Montreal hasn't been reinstated. I need to stay over in Montreal overnight to go to work. At least it's only once or twice a month, but for people who do it everyday, it's totally unacceptable.

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