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  1. T3G

    Sheppard Line 4 Subway Extension (Proposed)

    To you, and to me, but not to most people in the forum. I'm a little confused by what is your main thesis in this posting. The EELRT will not actually eliminate a linear transfer, it will just change the type of the linear transfer from bus based to streetcar based. Linear transfers are an...
  2. T3G

    Sheppard Line 4 Subway Extension (Proposed)

    Line 2 riders at Kipling taking MiWay? Line 2 riders at Kennedy traveling east along Eglinton/Kingston? Line 1 riders at Downsview going along Dufferin Street? Future line 2 riders in Scarborough heading further east into deep Scarborough? Future line 4 riders in Scarborough heading further east...
  3. T3G

    Proposed renaming of Dundas Street

    What a bunch of goofballs. When are we going to get some adults on city council for a change?
  4. T3G

    Shabby Public Realm

    Enjoying the colourful barriers outside Union station with the paint coming off. I truly get a strong sense of civic pride.
  5. T3G

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    I can confirm. In my most recent role at work I've been one of the backroom receiving folk and we get all sorts of folk that make you wonder how they are capable of putting their pants on in the morning. They come in to this warehouse area in flip flops, their heads buried in phones or both...
  6. T3G

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Thanks for the info. If you can, are you able to elaborate on what other errors there are on the map? I guess we are a long way from anything that resembles Peter Dougherty's NYC trackbook.
  7. T3G

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    I venture that there is a fair bit of that general spirit alive to this day. Most notably at Chambers Street on the J/Z. Then there are of course all the abandoned stations.
  8. T3G

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    A thought I had, looking at Carto Metro's track map of Toronto rail. Is this accurate? Is there really not going to be a crossover before either terminal station????? https://cartometro.com/cartes/metro-tram-toronto/index.php?gpslat=43.63668&gpslon=-79.420954&zoom=7
  9. T3G

    Finch West Line 6 LRT

    I disagree. If I show up at a stop I want to know how soon until my vehicle comes. Vehicles per hour is a statistic that, while useful in the right context, takes more effort to convert into usable scheduling information, especially for those (like me) who are mathetically challenged. The real...
  10. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Sounds to me like the TTC is pretty damn essential, and therefore the safest and most socially responsible way to avoid the carnage of a TTC strike is to stop being cheap bastards and give them what they want... Just a thought.
  11. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    There are alternatives, such as taxis, Ubers, carpooling, driving, personal transportation such as bikes and scooters, and GO Transit, so it is not as apocalyptic as you seem to be suggesting. N.B. I seem to recall that it was not very long ago that we were quite content with shutting down the...
  12. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    So you can point to countless settlements which were totally devastated by industry leaving, cities which were once viable for life until the companies that were their life blood gave up on them, and in the same breath you say that fighting against job losses is being stuck in the past? This...
  13. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    But you realize why people fight tooth and nail against these changes, right? It's because looking for a new job is horrible at the best of times. Imagine you've worked at a place for 20, 30 years, are not quite yet at retirement age, but you've been suddenly told that they don't need you, and...
  14. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    If that's the case then they are pretty much SOL either way, as public opinion has not been for the TTC for as long as I have been conscious of the world, and any form of punitive action, including strikes, work to rules, or any extent of service withdrawal, will just enrage the public more. In...
  15. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    How so? Regardless of whether people hate their transit drivers and postal workers, they still need transit and mail delivery. People have reviled government workers, especially the TTC, for decades - you'll be very hard pressed to find someone on social media that doesn't think them to be...
  16. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    No self respecting worker would ever put the interests of their clients ahead of their own. And why should they? When, in the entire sordid history of labour rights (or, for that matter, human rights), has anyone gained anything by timidly taking notice of the people their protests have...
  17. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    I agree, but I wouldn't want to risk getting laid off because of it. There needs to be an actual solution to the problem.
  18. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    That is one of the ways - imagine YRT or MiWay taking over TTC routes. Curiously, when OPTO was implemented on Yonge, they were able to do it because all the redundant employees were assigned to elsewhere in the workforce. I wonder why this would not be a possibility now, especially...
  19. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    I don't think refusing overtime, no shift coverage, or a Sunday schedule is nearly outrageous enough to ensure that the workers have their concerns taken seriously. Remember that those in charge are utter bastards. A strike is a very drastic form of action, a much more powerful bargaining chip...
  20. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Other than other busy stations like Eglinton or Union, what's the point of these markings? At a quieter or mid use stations it is hardly a problem to shuffle a few feet over to the nearest door. Seems like a waste of material and manpower.

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