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Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

W. K. Lis

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The bad news is there is no "NEW" sunburst sign to announce the speed limit change. They change the signs (or remove them entirely) and don't tell anyone of the reduced speed limit. Good source of needed revenue, I guess, to pay for the new speed limit signs.
 

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The bad news is there is no "NEW" sunburst sign to announce the speed limit change. They change the signs (or remove them entirely) and don't tell anyone of the reduced speed limit. Good source of needed revenue, I guess, to pay for the new speed limit signs.
If they put those up, they'll have to have people take them down later. Majority of the local roads in Old Toronto and East York got the new 30 km/h limit too. How many signs will they ever need? It's the drivers' responsibility to notice speed limit and obey them. People drive at 70-80 km/h down Dixon all the time and even up to 90 km/h near Mimico Creek (near the 427). It's a great speed trap location. I knew people who got nailed there.
 

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If they put those up, they'll have to have people take them down later. Majority of the local roads in Old Toronto and East York got the new 30 km/h limit too. How many signs will they ever need? It's the drivers' responsibility to notice speed limit and obey them. People drive at 70-80 km/h down Dixon all the time and even up to 90 km/h near Mimico Creek (near the 427). It's a great speed trap location. I knew people who got nailed there.
The key to a good speed trap is to design the road for 80km/hr and then lower the speed to 50.
 

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Quoted from newswire.ca

TORONTO, June 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Investing in public transit infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day. The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments that will help create well-paying jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future.

Today, the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, announced up to $333 million in federal funding for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Finch West LRT represents a $1.2 billion investment by the Government of Ontario to expand and improve transit in the City of Toronto.

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Will this extra 333 million in federal funding go towards the existing Finch West LRT plan or will it be used towards the extension to Pearson International Airport from Humber College North Campus?

Thanks
 
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This was discussed to death in the Sheppard East thread. It's simply swapping the $333 million Sheppard East federal funding to Finch West. So there is nothing extra.
 

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So the province got a discount? Not extra funds?
An example would be (let's make the number's easy. If Finch West and Sheppard East were both supposed to be $1.333 billion, then previously Ontario paid 100% of Finch West and 75% of Sheppard East - but now Ontario is paying for 75% of Finch West and 100% of Sheppard East.

So there's no extra money (assuming that Sheppard East get's used for something, sooner or later).
 

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It's time for John Tory to shine; since he's been begging the province for money, if he had any sense he would ask them where the newly freed up $300+ million from the province will be going.
 

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2017 is nearly halfway done. The government still hasn't selected a firm to construct this line? The chances of construction starting on time is growing fainter by the day
 

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2017 is nearly halfway done. The government still hasn't selected a firm to construct this line? The chances of construction starting on time is growing fainter by the day
Be a little more positive. With the recent announcement of funding reallocation, the province would save a 1/3 of the cost in the short run. Now that they are able to reallocate it (which ML is probably waiting for), they can select a consortium. They can't select and sign first otherwise the feds could be like you got money already. They already commit with more LRVs thus the chances are pretty high.
 

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