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jzair

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Don't forget that transit ridership is a complex function of stops on the line, frequency, as well as fares. By "complex" it means that simply considering the effects of adding of stops but not taking into consideration of increases/decrease of frequency and increasing/lowering of fares is very difficult to predict the actual outcomes. For example, it is very likely that even with slightly increased travel time due to more stop and go from new stations, frequency might make up for any potential loss of ridership. The key is to fine-tune these knobs until we can experimentally obtain a good operating point that would maximize transit ridership.
 

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From today's City staff report:

SmartTrack Stations The proposed Ontario Line could potentially impact the case for, or design of, the King-Liberty, East Harbour and Gerrard-Carlaw SmartTrack stations by modifying the nature of the connections between the lines and by affecting estimated station usage. Likewise, the L2EE could impact Lawrence East SmartTrack Station. Detailed travel demand modelling is underway to analyze these impacts. Should the estimated station usage change significantly, the City and TTC will work with Metrolinx to revise the business case for these stations, review station concepts and seek any required approvals.
 

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Not sure where to post this - but it specifically references the proposed Finch-Kennedy SmartTrack station as the site of the announcement - Monday, August 26 at 10 AM. From Canada Newswire:



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Aug 25, 2019, 14:00 ET



SCARBOROUGH, ON, Aug. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event for the Greater Toronto Area with the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure for Ontario; the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation for Ontario; the Honourable Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA); John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; and Jaye Robinson, Chair, Toronto Transit Commission.

Date:Monday August 26, 2019
Time:10 a.m. (EDT)
Location:Proposed Finch-Kennedy SmartTrack Station
Existing rail corridor on the south side of Finch Avenue E.,
between Kennedy Avenue and Midland Avenue
Scarborough, ON
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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
 

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Not sure where to post this - but it specifically references the proposed Finch-Kennedy SmartTrack station as the site of the announcement - Monday, August 26 at 10 AM. From Canada Newswire:



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Infrastructure Canada
Aug 25, 2019, 14:00 ET



SCARBOROUGH, ON, Aug. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event for the Greater Toronto Area with the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure for Ontario; the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation for Ontario; the Honourable Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA); John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; and Jaye Robinson, Chair, Toronto Transit Commission.

Date:Monday August 26, 2019
Time:10 a.m. (EDT)
Location:Proposed Finch-Kennedy SmartTrack Station
Existing rail corridor on the south side of Finch Avenue E.,
between Kennedy Avenue and Midland Avenue
Scarborough, ON
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Web: Infrastructure Canada
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
Good. Regardless of Smarttrack Go RER etc etc this is a good place for a station and should happen.
 

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^ Interesting. Maybe there has been some thawing of provincial-federal relations to get funding for projects out the door?
 

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