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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    If you use this model, and take into account that the person was spitting on (assaulting) other passengers. Then the kicks are a reasonable amount of force for conducting an arrest in this circumstance.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    I wonder if part of the low numbers has to do with COVID and students not knowing they can ask for tickets. If students don't ask for them, then the school boards aren't going to go out and buy them. Most of the field trips I did in high school were outside of Toronto where the school rented...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    This is from the report: "To establish a baseline of existing rides, staff have used annual PRESTO bulk sales of youth PRESTO tickets to Toronto school boards as an approximation. There are 1.7 million youth PRESTO tickets sold per annum. Of this, approximately 1.5 million youth PRESTO tickets...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    The TDSB still uses school buses. Part of the budget comes from the board, additional money can be raised by parent councils. Schools in better off areas are more able to raise money to take more trips via school bus. For high school students, they're mostly used for long distance trips outside...
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    VIA Rail

    I don't know, I was just responding directly to Frank_Lee's questions. The displays and cameras are already installed. The displays in the Great Hall in Toronto have already indicated that a train was in the station for at least 8 years already. The screens next to the escalators in the VIA...
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    VIA Rail

    On the displays in the great Hall, a star shows up next to the platform number to indicate that the train is in the station
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    Danforth Line 2 Scarborough Subway Extension

    When the TTC last studied doing something similar with the TYSSE, the time saving were less than a year, and the cost was equivalent to building the busway...
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    VIA Rail

    This comparison isn't as valid anymore since VIA modified its loyalty program. If you're a premier member, you consider points, and you value each point at $0.20. You're getting at least $0.60 back in points. The upcharge to a plus fare is less than what it was before. If you opt for a plus...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Andy Byford said he wasn't on a contract during his time there. 6:15
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    They must be part of the pilot, but forgot they were part of the pilot.
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Bus-Rail and Rail-Rail transfers are $4.71, Bus-Bus transfers are $4.41. The old fare calculator doesn't exist anymore. But, if you mess with the one that's there now enough, you'll find patterns. I forgot, $4.71 is a legacy from when UP Express fares were integrated with GO since the lowest...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Union Zone 2 Bramalea Zone 32 Kitchener Zone 27 Unionville Zone 71 The transfer credit is set at the old base PRESTO fare of $4.41 (it's $5.30*0.841...). Toronto to Kitchener via Train is Zone 2 to Zone 27 $19.40 cash fare, $19.40 Cash Fare*0.841 PRESTO Discount = $16.32 PRESTO Fare Toronto...
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    VIA Rail

    If you can get slots from CN just run the HEP sets by themselves or J them together on the outbound from Toronto. However, I'm surprised that VIA's Chargers aren't MU/HEP compatible with the existing fleet, since Amtrak mixes their chargers and P42DCs. GO does 12 bilevel cars by one...
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    VIA Rail

    No, that's only if CN doesn't offer an extra slot. The point of not stopping is so that fewer onboard crew are needed to operate the doors since existing station staff in Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal can open/close them externally (lowering operating costs). That's what Megabus, Flix, Rider Express...
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    VIA Rail

    I think filling 4 cars or more on one train is quite reasonable especially at the $25 price point (it's half what Megabus is charging). Many trains that VIA operating are already longer than that. It's also more possible to have a higher load factor if the trains operate nonstop, since seats are...
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    VIA Rail

    I suggested that as a possiblity if VIA was really unable to get the 4 slots on the Kingston sub needed to run the service (one round trip between Toronto and Montreal/Ottawa daily). I don't think anyone paying $25 to travel from Toronto to Montreal/Ottawa is expecting to go anywhere fast...
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    VIA Rail

    You could stick the low-cost train set onto the back of an existing train (which would further reduce operating costs). The point is to minimize operating and capital costs to allow for lower ticket prices. Ouigo in France was successful because the low cost induced ridership. If (low-cost)...
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    VIA Rail

    Toronto-Ottawa, or Toronto-Montreal non-stop trains so you can reduce onboard staff costs and have staff at stations operate the doors.
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    🤔🤔🤔 December 2024 isn't a firm date. It could open earlier or later based on how testing goes. Contactless Debit/Credit on the TTC was launched about a week early. While Presto in Google Wallet is late (despite it being essentially ready for launch for almost 2 months now). To paraphrase the...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    Overall, you were charged correctly. The fare from Milliken to Kennedy is $3.70 on GO. When you take YRT to GO, your trip on YRT is free which is why you were refunded $0.18.

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