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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Part of the problem is the tendency for politicians and agencies to try to sell their projects by calling them Rapid Transit when what they really mean is the less sexy Higher Order Transit. In the earlier days of planning the suburban LRTs, planners were saying speeds could be 26-27 kph with...
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    TTC/Metrolinx: Scarborough Subway Extension

    I don't for a minute buy that that busway has to take three years. If they just started demolishing now and designed an asphalt strip with some shelters they could do it by Christmas. Someone is killing this by design.
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    VIA Rail

    This is a bit of a myth. Every technology company has to bring in specialized workers from equipment suppliers, management, and technical specialties in order to get a foreign operation going, whether it's a factory, R&D, programming, CGI, what have you. Most go home after a few months with a...
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    Toronto Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown LRT

    Don't forget that they will only cross the road after the left-turning cars, because apparently in Toronto it's impossible for left signals to have anything but first dibs.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    At this point why are they adding to the Quebec Museum of Imaginary and Cancelled Tramways?
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    Toronto Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown LRT

    An alternative would be to pay someone 5 million to engineer proper signal priority instead of 5 billion to build a subway under a new surface line.
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    Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY)

    The letter mentions an abandoned right of way between Bolton and Orangeville that could be used as an alternative. Even using the map in Lines of Country, I was unable to find any trace of the majority of the ROW in Google or Bing maps. It's unusal for a ROW in farm country to disappear so...
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    Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY)

    The letter mentions an abandoned right of way between Bolton and Orangeville that could be used as an alternative. Even using the map in Lines of Country, I was unable to find any trace of the majority of the ROW in Google or Bing maps. Its unusal for a ROW in farm country to disappear so...
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    Bus service during the construction of the confederation line was complicated, as the stations had to be kept in use while the running way was altered. At St Laurent the lower level of the thru busway was out of service, and all buses had to use the upper bus terminal. Trying to rebuild that...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    That's a can of worms. Where is the eventual extension of the OL going? Do they both need to go to Bloor? Should one of them go north of Bloor? Is it worth sending one along the Lake to Etobicoke? In the east, how about intersecting with OL at corktown, then a station at Queen's Quay and...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    To me a more obvious route is Esplande and Front. King already has transit and chunks of Queen will have a Subway. Front and areas south of it are underserved. Building on King would mess up the corridor for 10 years.
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Aha. I still think they're great, sort of space age. There are quite a few surviving concrete structures like that from the sixties in Ontario. How much of our recent concrete work is ever going to strike anyone as attractive? The Bentway, which I'm not criticizing at all, is a giant lipstick...
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    Toronto Corus Quay | ?m | 8s | Waterfront Toronto | Diamond Schmitt

    I went back to the first pages of this thread and found a reference to the LRT being built by 2011. Jesus wept.
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    And look at the supports on the elevated road. Someone with a sense of style designed them. Everything in Ontario is made of concrete and looks like it was designed by the owner of a concrete plant.
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    Toronto Corus Quay | ?m | 8s | Waterfront Toronto | Diamond Schmitt

    How and why is Corus going to "maintain its long-term lease at the building" and also move out entirely?
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    A 4.7 mile tunnel would save about a mile, or 2 minutes of travel at a huge cost. It's comparable to what might be required in Montreal for a second tunnel past Mount Royal, but there the distance and time savings are several times greater. I don't think it will ever seem like the lowest...
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    Some realism required. It's not even close to being literally true that the trains don't run a majority of the time, even if the shutdowns are unacceptable. Ottawa's farebox recovery is much lower than Toronto's and property taxes are higher, so the financial bind is real. Bus routes are...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    We live half way between the equator and Santa in a continental climate. In the summer we want shade from the sun. In the winter we're cold and we want sun but shelter from the wind. In spring and fall the sun is neither up nor down and it rains a lot so we want something to stand under...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Yes they really ought to build a vertical sunshade 6 meters high in the middle of an arterial road to protect riders enduring a 3 minute wait from dying of sunstroke in autumn when the sun is low on the horizon and temperatures soar into the teens😎
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    Toronto Ontario Line: Moss Park Station | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | HDR

    The station should be a warm green colour. Moss green would do :)

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