There's more to it than that. It's Provincial, since only one of those signals is attributed under the HTA, and the TTC already uses if in a different way.
Oddly, you're half right! The HTA only sanctions the *vertical white bar"...not the horizontal. I wish it were otherwise. And yes, K/W must have got a provincial exemption or waiver, I've searched many times, can't find it, but they also have Transport Canada waiver(s) due to being connected to a Class 1 track spur.Those are still provincially illegal signals aren't they? IIRC, Ion received a special exemption for a trial.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/traffic-changes-lrt-kitchener-waterloo-1.3937873The trains will have equipment on board that can trigger a change to traffic signals so that they can easily get through intersections and arrive and depart on time.
While Waterloo will use international based transit signals:
Toronto's traffic department refuses.
@KevinT and @reaperexpress or anyone else availed of the details:...As you are well aware, all TTC streetcars and buses are equipped with radio transponders to trigger the 400 signals equipped with Transit Signal Priority (TSP). It remains to be seen whether ION's TSP is more or less effective than the TTC's. Now that TSP is back on in the King Pilot, I encourage you to stand around one of the TSP-equipped intersections and note the proportion of streetcars which get red lights, then consider that each light is red about 50% of the time. I watched streetcars King & John for half an hour and in that time only one late streetcar got a red light. Without TSP that should have been about fifteen.
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