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    Metrolinx: Sheppard East LRT (In Design)

    Actually, Sheppard has the same ROW but obviously...yes it isn't that wide at the moment. But that is BESIDES the point Born and raised Torontonian, only left the city recently. I am very well aware of the differences between the two... I personally believe that Toronto is too idealistic in...
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    Metrolinx: Sheppard East LRT (In Design)

    Just because an LRT is high floor, it doesn't mean that the street has to be shut down - that is the main point! Check out this link...
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    Metrolinx: Sheppard East LRT (In Design)

    False. The LRT in Calgary operates in the middle of the road...and it operates just like any other low-floor LRT with the only exception being that - It is High Floor. The platforms in downtown on 7th avenue simply take out the second lane of the 2 lanes so what you essentially have is the LRT...
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    Metrolinx: Sheppard East LRT (In Design)

    A short extension to Victoria Park + a western extension to Downsview could make the line much better. That should be the first phase Once that is done, based on ridership and funds, the subway can slowly inch its way east using Cut n' Cover construction - No More TBM needed... After it...
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    Metrolinx: Sheppard East LRT (In Design)

    Personally, I still believe a short 2 stop extension of the Sheppard Subway from Don Mills to Victoria Park would do immense wonders for the line and the area! A) The business node at Consumers will finally be served by rapid transit - rather than being just short of it... B) The 404/DVP...
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    Mississauga Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    I honestly believe MCC has so much more potential ahead of it. It will be an awesome downtown center! There is so much more developable land, there is a street grid either present or soon to be built under future plans. The transitway is almost done. An LRT will be built within a few years...
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    Mississauga Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    Just to clarify, when I mean total FAIL - It depends on the context of what the city is trying to achieve. Mississauga is trying to achieve a downtown that is large in scale and competitive with a big city. I believe Brampton has similar desires. So does Hamilton. And Vaughan... Places like...
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    Mississauga Mississauga Transitway | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    I have to disagree with all this talk of Mississauga screwing up the location of MCC! Let's take a look at a city that did exactly what your all suggesting...Brampton Bramalea initially built out a city centre that is identical to Square One. It is known as Bramalea City Centre! It's basically...
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    Politics: Tim Hudak's Plan for Ontario if he becomes Premier

    Great point! I honestly think this is being missed consistently! If the Gardiner and DVP become part of the MTO network, suddenly they are high priority routes under the provincial government. The City of Toronto is ideologically dead set against even the slightest improvement or...
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    Politics: Tim Hudak's Plan for Ontario if he becomes Premier

    Someone correct me but my understanding of the LA transit system is that "METRO" handles all rapid transit (subways, LRTs, commuter rail) and then the city's handle their own bus service. Since Toronto is inevitably going towards a similar modal, aka Metrolinx, I think it makes sense that you...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    Your map is pretty good - I guess it was roughly the same idea i had in mind but I was so busy i didn't put much effort into making it more detailed. I agree, a subway past Malvern is not necessary. I think that should be the end point as it is a pretty good node to work with. I think if we...
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    Is LRT's repuation damaged permanently?

    As a lifelong Torontonian currently living in Calgary (Just over a year now), I can say... LRT is AMAZING - honestly I think i prefer it to Subways because you don't have to contend with the screeching sounds of the 3rd rail :) But It is amazing here because it is built properly. The stations...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    I guess I am thinking a bit more long range -- We know that a few km up the street is a new and growing Markham downtown that is bound by Warden and Kennedy. So there will be transit services connecting from the north. Another reason why I would stop at Warden for now... East of there there's...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    Yes, I generally read and don't get involved - I know you've been an advocate. I agree with your justifications for BRT but in the past it was hard to swallow as a 1:1 replacement for LRT. Now that the B-D extension is happening, BRT is suddenly the most acceptable solution for the corridor. If...
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    i would swing the subway south after downsview and have it go along the wilson corridor up to Jane. Then swing south towards dixon and then to pearson. It would be a truly amazing cross 401 alternative! Maybe someday...who knows.
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    I suggested Sheppard be widening to a 6 lane road similar to the profile of Eglinton Avenue but instead of HOV lanes on the outside, you make them bus only lanes...but on the outside so that turning across median is possible and impacts to existing mid block businesses are minimized. Isn't...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    Funny because i actually drive a typical scarborough car (old 2 door red honda civic coup) but I only got that a year ago. I lived in Morningside & Lawrence area. That is what I call the true eastern part of Toronto. Neglected by past, present, and future transit. Low Density. Made for the car...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    Are you saying that a 2 stop extension of a subway from Don Mills to Victoria Park costs $1 Billion Dollars? Even though a 6 stop extension north to Vaughan costs only $2.4B? Let's not forget that the original Sheppard Subway costed $984 Million Dollars from Yonge to Don Mills - including the...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    I think the modelling has to be redone now because there is going to be an interceptor of traffic at Sheppard & McCowan. Once that subway station opens up, I think I can bet $$ that the pphpd along Sheppard will drop quite a bit since now the far east riders will get off at McCowan and take the...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Expansion (Speculative)

    I still think wasting any extra capital on retooling an existing newly built line is a waste of money...that can be used in other means. I personally would love to see the subway extended east to Warden. Make the platforms smaller because I don't think it will ever warrant 6-car trains. Build a...

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