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dowlingm

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I wonder if you gave citizens a map of the GTAH and asked them to put pins whether they think transit should converge other than Union, how many pins would land on Pearson. Many, sure, but I'm not sure they even would get a plurality. This discussion is driven purely by the cash that GTAA has access to in the form of passenger fees which allows them to pass cheques to consultants in return for glossy PDFs and branding. And if having a transit hub suddenly didn't suit Pearson because of personal vehicle automation giving higher throughput via 409 etc., those glossy PDFs could quietly disappear because GTAA has no legislative mandate to operate a transit hub, and as a federal entity cannot be obligated to cooperate with Metrolinx/MTO other than when in their own interest.
 

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I wonder if you gave citizens a map of the GTAH and asked them to put pins whether they think transit should converge other than Union, how many pins would land on Pearson. Many, sure, but I'm not sure they even would get a plurality. This discussion is driven purely by the cash that GTAA has access to in the form of passenger fees which allows them to pass cheques to consultants in return for glossy PDFs and branding. And if having a transit hub suddenly didn't suit Pearson because of personal vehicle automation giving higher throughput via 409 etc., those glossy PDFs could quietly disappear because GTAA has no legislative mandate to operate a transit hub, and as a federal entity cannot be obligated to cooperate with Metrolinx/MTO other than when in their own interest.
I think you'd find that outside of Union the distribution of these pins would be fairly uniform. In the end people are selfish, the want quick easy to access transit to take them from their home to their office, but don't you dare think about putting messy dirty noisy Trains/Subways/Streetcars in their backyards.

In the end i think a transit hub at Pearson makes much more sense than some of the Mobility Hubs proposed by Metrolinx (Dundas W, Yonge/Eg, etc)
 

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I hope they incorporate some stores into the transit hub so those who are using it can have access to the shops. This is like how they have at Schipol airport where there are shops located in the Schipol plaza and you can shop there without having your passport checked. The train station is underneath the plaza.
 

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I hope they incorporate some stores into the transit hub so those who are using it can have access to the shops. This is like how they have at Schipol airport where there are shops located in the Schipol plaza and you can shop there without having your passport checked. The train station is underneath the plaza.
I hope so too.
 

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I can imagine the rail connections at Pearson being a Warden and Islington style connection. Stairs, elevators and escalators connecting the main floor to the Light Rail lines upstairs and the same downstairs for the GO lines. Even UPX could make a stop to ferry passengers to terminal 1 and Link train to terminal 3. Doesn't make sense getting rid of the link train for one very long bridge.
 

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I can imagine the rail connections at Pearson being a Warden and Islington style connection. Stairs, elevators and escalators connecting the main floor to the Light Rail lines upstairs and the same downstairs for the GO lines. Even UPX could make a stop to ferry passengers to terminal 1 and Link train to terminal 3. Doesn't make sense getting rid of the link train for one very long bridge.
I mean, have you ever heard of a "Walkway Hub"?
 

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Wait, what do you mean "I know"? I was being sarcastic; I've never heard of a "walkway hub". It would make much more sense to extend the train to the station, if security would allow it.
Oh wow I didn't notice you were being sarcastic bit hard to tell?? But on a serious note definitely agree and there will be a passenger processing centre there. If they do get rid of the LINK, They should at least have a couple stores on the go.
 

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