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    Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    Calgary absolutely, positively does still have a station, and it is within the downtown. Edmonton does have a station, but it is located several miles north of downtown. Dan
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Something to consider when looking at stops.... Transit planners will try to actively service as many schools as possible along a corridor. And they will go out of their way to put a stop as close to a school as they can. The reason is not because schools are great trip generators - they are...
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    Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    It's a pretty common thing to do in the community, as there is a feeling of urgency of passing along the news so that others can benefit from it. He may still be planning on being out for several more hours, and so would lose that urgency if he was to wait to get home and download the images. Dan
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I suppose that you would know better than most here, but historically Hydro (both provincially and locally) has been extremely hostile to other, outside organizations asking them to move or modify their fixed plant. I can think of at least a half-dozen reports commissioned over the years from...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Historically, students were more likely to make the trek back home for Thanksgiving, as that is the first holiday after the start of classes. As well, in certain programs, reading week is also a time for exams. Thus, the students in those classes must stay. Dan
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Perhaps things have changed by now, but when I was in high school I went to an out-of-zone school in a particular program which was the only one in the area that offered that program. So long as we were enrolled in the program, we were given tickets - we didn't have to ask for them. Dan
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    So what are the other options then? How is it possible to speed up the service and not remove stops - and therefore, access - to the line? Dan
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    That's unlikely. Vaughan operates quite a bit below it's maximum capacity limit, plus CP still owns more land around it to expand it again should they need. I'm well aware of the layout of the trackage, thanks. The historic reason why GO operated on the north side of the corridor was because...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    The percentage of riders that don't read a blog such as this is far higher than 98%. It's not a false dichotomy, it's a function of the purpose of the line. Not all rapid transit lines are equal. One thing that a lot of people seem to miss is the whole question of access. Standing at the...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    How is that any different from the small yard on the north side in Streetsville? There are lots of ways to skin that cat, but I can't see how a single, small facility - that isn't even used that much anymore - can be an impediment to better operation. Dan
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    I suspect that a lot of the mismatch is largely due to a lot of the expectations being built up by people on groups like this. From my experience, the people who will actually be using the service don't care how rapid is "rapid". They just care that the service will be faster and more reliable...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I've asked this before, but I'll ask it again..... Why do we need to have a grade separation/flyover to move the GO operations to the north side of the corridor? It strikes me as being better in the long-term to keep the GO runs on the south side of the corridor (and therefore negate the reason...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Is it more rapid than what exists there today? If the answer is yes, then it's rapid transit. And the answer with this line will be yes. A lot of people (here and elsewhere) get hung up on the terminology being absolute. It's not. It's relative. Dan
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    East Don Trail Project

    I would assume that @Voltz is referring to the stretch of the pathway slated to be built along the Gatineau Hydro Corridor to link up with the sections already built further east. The corridor crosses Eglinton between Bermondsey/Sloane and Victoria Park, and there are no traffic signals in that...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    This is a poor take. Just because it doesn't meet whatever fantastical definition of "rapid transit" that you have arbitrarily come up with, other people - who will actually use the service, let's remember - must suffer? Dan
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    It depends. Do you want a line that replaces all of the buses AND makes all trips faster - thereby serving all of the residents and commuters in the corridor? Or you do want a high-speed line that bypasses a lot of stops, will require more transfers and/or walking, and may not serve all of the...
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    GO Transit Fleet Equipment and other

    The two Lakeshore lines have 15 minute or better service already during the rush hours, so increasing the off-peak service won't require more trainsets - just more crews. While it will still be some time before we can see any improvements to the off-peak frequencies on Barrie, there may be a...
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    I suspect that the call to the connection there is made for people who are going west from the airport, not east, and missed the first chance at Weston. When the new station is built at Garrison Common, and won't be there to serve UPX trains, the connection for people heading further east will...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    This is absolutely for the new bridge. They've been putting out notices for months on all of the clear-cutting through there. They've already done a lot of clearing on the north side of the valley there, by the Overlea/Millwood intersection. Dan

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