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    VIA Rail

    VIA got rid of the commuter pass. I don't know anyone who's willing to pay $80 to wake up at 5 AM to commute to Toronto from Cobourg, Kingston, etc and arrive back home at 7 PM. A lot of people were also commuting on the unlimited 60-day Canada Pass, which is probably why VIA decided to scrap...
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    VIA Rail

    There's a shortage of conductors and engineers (hence why it's difficult to add services). The freight companies are offering big signing bonuses.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    All the GO lines except for the Milton and Richmond Hill lines effectively have at least hourly service now. Pre COVID, the Toronto area stations has the highest ridership growth across the GO network following frequency improvements...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    It's not even the maintenance issues. The TTC has turned into a homeless shelter/CAMH on wheels. Every time I take the subway, there is at least one homeless person lying down across a set of seats. Every other time I get asked for money. Then there are the piss soaked seats... I'm surprised...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    It's the same as a single adult fare on Presto on UP Express. For the closed GO trial it's also the same as Presto, but this may change once it's opened up to the general public.
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    2022 43rd Ontario general election (June 2, 2022)

    Would the people who said that the liberals would win running a cactus as leader in 2020 please stand up.
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    VIA Rail

    Maybe instead of complaining about the mask/vaccine mandate, you should take advantage of the lower fares, shorter lines, and an empty seat next to you currently available before the crowds of students come back in September, and the people who dislike masks/vaccines come back when the mandate...
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    VIA Rail

    If VIA is allowed to lift it's federal mask/vaccine mandate/requirement before the airlines, the airlines will be kicking and screaming.
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    VIA Rail

    Food for thought, YDS is probably making at least double what he made at VIA in his current position selling trains to VIA while having a lower workload. Garneau, probably found a better paying job somewhere else. Higher level positions in the federal government don't pay that we'll, hence they...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Personally, I'd rather a service be slow and on time (GO), rather than fast and late all the time (VIA). It makes personal planning and scheduling easier, and it reduces the likelihood of me becoming anxious about being late getting somewhere. It's a zero-sum game since either the transit agency...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    More than 15 minute delay=free ride. As long as I'm not in a rush, I kinda hope I get delayed. Probably not sustainable if it keeps happening though...
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    VIA Rail

    They are, many people in London who used to drive to the station, park their car, and take VIA 82 to Toronto. Now they are driving straight to Toronto or Aldershot (and taking the GO Train in). The baton has been mostly passed to the car/GO. It's not like people were sitting on their hands at...
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    VIA Rail

    You can control ridership by raising/lowering ticket prices. Trains 651, 650, 82, and 83 are commuter trains taken mostly by people using commuter passes. If VIA gets rid of the commuter pass, they get rid of those riders, allowing fleet capacity to meet demand. Supply and demand aren't mutually...
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    VIA Rail

    Bye Bye VIA Rail Passes... They've been rebuilding HEP cars, but I don't think they think they'll be able to maintain the same level of seat capacity. Thus they've been raising prices, and as of June 30, getting rid of rail passes to reduce demand, and allow for interim service cuts (relative...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/kenney-recording-ucp-alberta-leadership-review-staff-1.6396647 https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/21/trump-presidential-salary-053366 The same reason Trump, Kenney, Kennedy, and Washington ran for politics, public service. Have to constantly deal with...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    This is why C-suite level people dislike working in the public sector. Low pay relative to the private sector. Have to constantly deal with politicians. Have to constantly deal with the public. Have to constantly deal with red tape for projects. Have to deal with a strong union. Most CEOs on...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    From a software standpoint, PRESTO already has the ability to let people redeem vouchers, just like how you would redeem an amazon gift card, and load money/passes to your account/card. It's up to organizations to talk to presto to work out an arrangement. You tap your card/mobile wallet on a...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Presto is trialing Contactless Credit Card Payments on GO Transit starting April 4. If you want to try it out, you may be able register your card(s) in the Bay Concourse at a booth near the ticket counters (UP was open to the public last year, but unadvertised). March 28/April 1 1PM-4PM
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    2022 Russian-Ukrainian War

    If I said, it wouldn't be a surprise.
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    2022 Russian-Ukrainian War

    Too much war-mongering here. A resolution to the conflict will come surprisingly soon.

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