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  1. lead82

    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    I don't see funding come for this any time soon. It's frankly not needed. The Newmarket portion was a colossal waste of money as the investment is nowhere near warranted for the low density and lack of intensification along that corridor. The big question is what did the massive investment and...
  2. lead82

    Metrolinx: Bombardier Flexity Freedom & Alstom Citadis Spirit LRVs

    Probably true but I though I read somewhere it was to align with the subway train colours - ie our T1/Rockets tin can look. The Flexities would look way nicer in a nice colour or with the green colour Metrolinx was advertising on all their banners and web pages.
  3. lead82

    Metrolinx: Bombardier Flexity Freedom & Alstom Citadis Spirit LRVs

    I can't believe they picked the grey livery. It would have been so nice to have them red like the rest of the streetcars/buses. The grey is drab but will blend nicely with the greyness that is Toronto public spaces.
  4. lead82

    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Highway 413—Guelph to 400

    Pave it and they will come. Makes no sense to build this when there are much better use of funds, like say giving. trucks. easier and cheaper access to 407, which is sitting empty.
  5. lead82

    Bloor-Yonge Station Capacity Enhancement

    For the amount of money this will cost, the city and province should abandon this project. It's crazy to drop this much money for a new platform for 1 of the 4 directions at this station. $1.5B you can build a lot more. For example, why not build a dedicated LRT on Bay St from Bay Station down...
  6. lead82

    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Where does it say that Line 5 will run to Pearson? Right now it's only going to Humber College. Maybe someday it will get extended but that's unfunded and likely not happening after this round of expansion is done - likely for another 25-30 years.
  7. lead82

    Toronto Rental Cost (& AirBnB) Issues

    So what happens to all the landlords who bought units only for Airbnb style short term rentals and it is not their principle residence? Is that going to be banned now? Or they just need to register?
  8. lead82

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Correct. I misspoke. I meant to say coverage. Free wifi shouldnt be a priority. It’s not essential to transportation and the vast majority of people have a data plan. Unless the big 3 telcos fund it (doubtful), I’d rather the city invest in more service and not frills like wifi.
  9. lead82

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    There is already WiFi in the tunnels. You just have to be in Freedom to use it as the other networks did not sign up to BAI's infrastructure. It's there but few know it exists are most are not on Freedom's plans.
  10. lead82

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Cost of subway Wifi was pretty cheap and much easier to do as the stations are stationary. Wifi on moving vehicles outside is expensive. Again for me, it's a case of priorities. If they can get 100% funding, then maybe it's ok, but I doubt anyone. would front that kind of money. TTC has much...
  11. lead82

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    He will ride it for the photo-op, especially if it's during an election campaign.
  12. lead82

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Colossal waste of money. This should not be a priority at all. Improve service and clean the buses more. Most people have data plans or can survive without the internet for their commute.
  13. lead82

    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    I've come to realize that given all the politics and division, this extension is the best we could do to clean up the problem of the extra transfer issue at Kennedy. This was the problem with all the LRT proposals for Scarborough - at their core in that they did not resolve the forced random...
  14. lead82

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I would think they'd want this line opened before the June 2022 provincial election. So I'm thinking there will be a big push from Metrolinx to get it opened around the spring of 2022. There needs to be some ribbon-cutting before the next election.
  15. lead82

    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    What's wrong with streetcar level service? Even downtown main streets don’t have dedicated ROW. This is a huge improvement over bus service.
  16. lead82

    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    What a collossal waste of money. This could have been done much more cost-effective if it was above ground or heck even elevated.
  17. lead82

    2175 Sheppard Ave E (?,?,?)

    It should end at the Agincourt GO/RER station. There is not much demand beyond that. Victoria Park was the old terminal if it wasn't for the cutbacks by Mike Harris, which triggered the cut back to Don Mills.
  18. lead82

    2019 Ontario Liberal Leadership Race / Rebuild

    The PCs have been a disappointment also but that was expected. It’s what happens when we get populists. The NDP hasn’t been an effective party ever. They are there to spoil the left ballot. They don’t have any real shot at power. I predict the liberals will come back to official opposition in...
  19. lead82

    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    Hamilton is NDP country, no good that it does them. Maybe next time they should vote to get their fearless leader Andrea to do her job and stand up for her home town. She's been AWOL lately and hasn't been heard in the media at all.