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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    On the TTC adult presto and debit/credit are $3.30, cash fares on buses and presto single-ride tickets are $3.35.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Then you put your earbuds in, if you don't already have them in, while you switch to the other app. Most modern phones support keeping a phone call active while using another app, since maybe about 2008.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Agreed. Instead of closing the doors 1 minute before the posted departure time, what on Earth prevented GO from changing all of their timetables so that all trains depart 1 minute earlier? Or for that matter, just as easily, why not not do that, because what bloody difference does all of your...
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    Roads: Traffic Signals

    I live in York Region, a popular jaywalking spot near me had one of the new-style zebra crossings without lights installed as in that 2nd image, then presumably due to noncompliance by drivers (which I witnessed on multiple occasions) it was changed to a zebra crossing with push buttons and...
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    TTC: Automatic Train Control and Subway Platform Screen Doors

    At the UPX stations they provide a sizable benefit in that they seal the station from outside air when a train is not present (and there isn't a ton of airflow when the train is present). A traveller living in a building connected to the PATH, travelling to a warm destination in the winter...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I can only hope those timelines refer for the full line to Allandale, and that up to Aurora or East Gwillimbury will see full double-tracking and electrification before then...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    45-60 minutes to Kipling, plus how long to Union on the subway? That's got to be way longer than LSW-Union for riders headed anywhere within a few minutes' walk of Union and probably for any south-of-Bloor Line 1 stations too. Also, with the recent security incidents on the TTC, vs. GO not...
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    Toronto GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    For the few remaining off peak/weekend trains, and once they reintroduce the bulk of that service, there should be significant improvements to on-time performance and they may be able to tighten the schedules a bit. I haven't taken the train since before the pandemic but used to take it weekday...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    That's not true. Pepper spray that's labelled as for defensive use against people, yes, illegal period in Canada. Bear spray, not illegal to have on you e.g. if you're at your cottage up north in the woods, but yes if you were carrying it on the TTC you'd almost certainly be charged and...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    1) What you describe (bypassing Apple Wallet and using the Presto Card app to tap on readers) is not possible on iPhones so it would have to be android-only. 2) The document you linked to is extremely clear, IMO: "The first phase of PRESTO Card in Mobile Wallet, which will enable customers to...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    That would do just as well (maybe some benefits to presto like discount fare classes eg child/senior, and passes), but neither the ferry docks turnstiles (nor bikeshare kiosks last I checked, they require you to perform several steps on a screen and insert a card) had those either.
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Bikeshare, too. Bikeshare at least has the benefit of the app for occasional users without a pass, but for visitors/tourists the kiosk experience is a bit clunky (last time I used it, admittedly not lately, though glanced at a station and seemed to be the same, not even a credit card tap...
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    Toronto Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport | ?m | ?s | Ports Toronto | Arup

    Perhaps this thread should be renamed to just Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport removing the "Pedestrian Tunnel" specific part, which is long since complete and seemingly has not been discussed for at least a few dozen pages...
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    Toronto Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Yeah, the 25 york garage has a very short clearance if you look on google street view. I can't even imagine a larger Ford Transit would fit under the bar, never mind an actual box truck or semi. That claim that the 25 york garage was the sole access to Union's docks was plainly implausible. This...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Agreed. If I'm not mistaken, the only place in Ontario where an HOV lane has a separate ramp that gives drivers two options on where to go, rather than just following the road it's on, is the southbound 404 HOV ramp which has exits to the southbound DVP and the westbound 401. That westbound 401...
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    York Region's traffic signal timing is atrocious. I have the same experience on Highway 7 and even moreso now on Yonge Street in Newmarket. I tend to hit significantly more red than green lights every time I drive these routes; and the signal cycle times are absurdly long when there is minimal...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Is there a date for the 400 HOV lanes opening? They've been completed for months now but blocked by cones.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    GO has widely stated that Bloomington is intended to alleviate the crush load that has existed for about a decade (before COVID) with parking at Aurora GO. Bloomington is close enough that some of the people in South/East Aurora, or who may be frustrated trying to find parking there, for whom...
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    Wow, my goodness, I know we're all probably generally more interested in the LRT but I just want to call special attention to these shots from Steve's blog regarding the Martin Goodman Trail and cyclist/pedestrian separation: Are my eyes deceiving me, or did the City/WFT actually LEARN...

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