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  1. jys

    2024 Mississauga Mayoral Byelection Transit Plans

    It's exciting when politicians show interest in transit, especially on the service side. But I don't know if I like it when they start meddling in the route planning. Ms. Damerla is certainly trying hard to appeal to students. She went as far as to promise to make the U-pass part of the OneFare...
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    2024 Mississauga Mayoral Byelection Transit Plans

    Based on my (albeit anecdotal) experience during rush-hour, 110 south of UTM is well-patronized (in both directions). Not packed with standees, but certainly not empty. About the level where all seats are taken. The data compiled by @MiExpress based on October 2022 ridership numbers appears to...
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    miWay Transit

    Next Transit Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 5th. Agenda here. Doesn't seem like there's any presentation from MiWay, unless one is added for 6.4 (Suzanne Holder, Manager, Customer Success and Innovation with respect to Customer Success Program) later.
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    miWay Transit

    I'll have to take your word for it. According to the 2010 and 2007 budgets, the below is Transit's portion of the city's net operating budget: 2010 - 13.3% 2009 - 13.4% 2008 - 15.7% 2007 - 11.9% 2006 - 12.9% 2005 - 14% 2004 - 15% Do you know how far back I'd have to go to find > 20%? edit...
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    miWay Transit

    Hi Drum, where did you get this 23% figure from? Looking at the Net Operating Budget, MiWay has always hovered in the 16-17% range since 2016.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I think we were on the same train (scheduled for 1:25am departure from Union), and my experience was completely different. Got on from the concourse (York?) above the food court. The concourse was busy, but not exceedingly so. Got on the coach right next to the stairs, and it was not crowded at...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    Found it, diagrams attached below. https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/king-street-streetcar-transit-priority.19816/post-1366375
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    miWay Transit

    What is there to be outraged about? MiWay is doing the most it can with existing staffing. Council has given MiWay has much as it asked for. The discussion ("outrage") on the KW thread is about how to allocate existing service hours on the LRT (is better peak frequency worth the reduction in...
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    Dundas St Rapid Transit (Metrolinx, Mississauga, Halton Region, CoT)

    Is there a real need for 4 GP lanes through this area? Turning traffic will go around it, and Queensway would be the fastest route for thru-traffic in any case (2 lanes or 4).
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    Waterloo Region Transit Developments (ION LRT, new terminal, GRT buses)

    Took the ION from Central Station (downtown Kitchener) up to UWaterloo Monday evening just after 8pm. Counted 30 people on the train.
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    Waterloo Region Transit Developments (ION LRT, new terminal, GRT buses)

    Having thought more about it, I think the reason staff want to save money here is to be able to put as much funding into improving bus services (where the crowding is most significant) as possible. Suppose GRT gets $X increase in funding. If it does not have to renegotiate the LRT contract with...
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    Waterloo Region Transit Developments (ION LRT, new terminal, GRT buses)

    Just watched the video. It appears that they've hit the ceiling of the service hours allowed in the contract with the LRT operator (GrandLinq). So to increase service during the day, they must cut service elsewhere.
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    miWay Transit

    The members of the transit advisory committee got a tour of the MiWay facility today. No pictures because I left my phone in my bag. A few things from the presentation: Cross-boundary service in Toronto This is the pilot project to better integrate fares and service by allowing select MiWay...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    From Union to Kitchener GO, the standard fare (E-Ticket) costs $19.40. However, if paying by PRESTO, the adult fare is: 1. $16.32 if taking the GO train all the way to Kitchener GO (best way if you can catch a Kitchener train) 2. $17.00 if taking the train to Bramalea and transferring to the 30...
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    GO Ticket Machine Issues and Upgrades -- GOTransit

    Hey folks, question about the excessive printing receipt-printing by GO ticket machines. It seems to me that they print receipts for all transactions, including ticket purchases and PRESTO reloads. Not only is this wasteful of paper, those receipts eventually end up somewhere and I frequently...
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    miWay Transit

    Has there been any movement on the Meadowvale Terminal expansion? If I recall that was needed to bring the Steeles Zum and Milton Transit's 21 bus to there.
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    miWay Transit

    Ryan, based on your analysis here (I don't know if you examined crowding levels), what's your take on bringing back the 100? Is it a good use of resources? btw kudos for doing these analyses (this and the October 2022 data), I'm sure it represents a large commitment of time and effort
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    miWay Transit

    With the recent changes to legislation, which was identified as a critical element by a TTC Report from 2022, hopefully this can finally be implemented.
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    miWay Transit

    A few updates I wrote down from last week's Transit Advisory Committee meeting: Hydrogen Buses - the original hydrogen bus pilot with Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) was canceled due to a lack of funding - but it's now been restarted with new partners (New...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Just counted 55 people getting off the 25L (from Square One) at Toronto Premium Outlets. I'd say that's a pretty big success.

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