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    GO Transit Fleet Equipment and other

    Have they already ordered any electric locos? If so, any pics? If they want to start electrification soon then they better get a move on.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    A person not being able to get to work to pay the rent and put food on the table, your kid not being able to get to school, you having to call in sick and lose money because your childcare centre is closed down due to an inability for the actual workers to get there, missing an important medical...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    This is a situation where Ford should step in BEFORE the strike takes place to ensure the system keeps running. Transit, especially in Toronto, is an essential service that people's livelihoods, education, health, and social needs depend upon and the transit workers should not be allowed to...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    What is the speed limit on Eglinton and will the LRT be bound by it?
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    I don't blame Montreal for using the Mount Royal tunnel at all and if that hurts VIA's expansion plans then too bad, they can pay for it. VIA/Ottawa have had decades to do something with VIA and never have. How many studies and reports has Ottawa done about HSR between Toronto & Montreal since...
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    Ontario's Downtown University/College Expansion Plans

    I agree, Barrie needs a university campus but unlike Sarnia/Lambton or Chatham/Kent, people in Barrie have options. There is all day GO service that they can take to get right York or UT or Ryerson {I refuse to call it the stupid name it has now and ditto for Dundas Square} so they have access...
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    Ontario's Downtown University/College Expansion Plans

    If there ever was a city that needed a university, it's Sarnia. Sarnia/Lambton & Chatham/Kent have a combined population of 250,000 but are a glaring gap in Ontario's university options. The closest universities are Western & Windsor which are an hours drive from Chatham and 1 1/2 from Sarnia to...
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    Ontario's Downtown University/College Expansion Plans

    That would be great but I wouldn't hold your breath. Western has had a plethora of "plans" for something big in downtown London for decades and yet nothing ever materializes. Western has always been a VERY poor member of the London community and seems to go out of it's way to be as...
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    GO Transit: Corridor Studies

    Toronto is fortunate enough to have a lot of options for future GO expansion but I think there are 2 , at least over the next 10 years, that should be given priority: 1} the Bolton line. Even if only for rush-hour service and limited service during the day ala RH, it would prove to be well...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    ML has a lot to answer for about Eglinton with it's delays and incompetence and heads should roll although they won't. That sai, this glorified streetcar that will be stuck in traffic is NOT the fault of the TTC or ML but rather the fault of the City and the DoT. The City could very easily...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    Whether you agree with Michigan Lefts doesn't really matter. The point is that even without them, the LRTs shouldn't have to stop for any lights along the entire grade portion of the line. If it has to stop even once, that is one time too many and will exemplify how Toronto is more concerned...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    London is, after Toronto, the most ideal place in Ontario for a commuter rail service. London is a hub of railway lines and has more than any other city save Toronto and the station is right downtown. One of the lines, the old London-Port Stanley railway is almost unused and goes to downtown...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    When you say that the Michigan Lefts were received overwhelmingly negatively by the "public", I can only assume that means a negative reception from drivers. More proof that Toronto put the needs of drivers ahead of the needs of transit riders.
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    For Ottawa I was specifically thinking of Carleton Place. For Windsor it is definitely the Windsor/Esses/Kingsville/Leamington corridor which has 70,000 people and is already such a heavy commuter route that it is currently being twinned between Leamington & Windsor. For London, it is right...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    If ML had employed any planning on the Eglinton Line, which has become abundantly clear it didn't, it would have employed U-turn routes along the median of Eglinton. These are employed in many cities where there are no left hand turn lights at intersections but rather U- turns are made between...
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    Hydrogen Fuelled Trains

    Hydrogen rail is still in it's infancy {which is why I never supported it for GO} but is developing quickly and so far results have been good. Clearly the rail makers see the future and in many ways it's hydrogen. Back in 2016 Alstom was the sole manufacturer of hydrogen passenger trains and...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    Everyone knows that Eglinton should have been a completely grade separated line {including ML} but that ship has sailed. That said, it can be just as fast as a grade separated line with the same number of stations but that will depend on City Hall. With today's technology, there is absolutely...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    There are over 800,000 people in the greater London Economic Region as defined by StatsCan.........Middlesex, Elgin, and Oxford counties all of which are growing very quickly. There is a solid need for GO commuter bus system and the subsidies that come along with it, including fare integration...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    GO should be running intercity commuter services in all of areas of Ontario, it is called Government of ONTARIO. This would mean services in Greater Ottawa, London, and Windsor to start as long as it's not run by a bunch of Toronto-centric bureaucrats who can't get their heads around the fact...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    I know it is a trial but I can't, under any situation, it not being very successful even more so if there is fare integration and I think there will be a lot of political pressure aimed at QP for it because if Toronto got it then why shouldn't London? Both cities are amongst the fastest growing...

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