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YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

markhamdevelopments

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Any idea if there is a YRT customer service counter in the terminal building? Are there presto reload machines?


The brown dirt part on the side of the road are raised bike lanes not yet paved right?
There are no customer service counter at the SmartCentres Place terminal. I went there yesterday.
 

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15 minute frequencies is bad for hard built BRT infrastructure. Needs to be 10 minute frequency service, at the very least.
Yes but I argue that span of service is more important for both Viva and YRT. I would rather have a 20 or 30 (maybe even 40) minute frequency service that ends at 2am than a 10-minute frequency service that stops at 8:30pm. You can always plan around the schedule, but you're out of luck if you need to get somewhere after the buses stop running.
 

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15 minute frequencies is bad for hard built BRT infrastructure. Needs to be 10 minute frequency service, at the very least.
Well, considering that some parts are at 10 minutes (Blue) I think you may want to reconsider.

What would you rather have, a service that runs frequently, but has a high subsidy requirement, or one that runs less frequently, but has a lower subsidy?
 

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Well, considering that some parts are at 10 minutes (Blue) I think you may want to reconsider.

What would you rather have, a service that runs frequently, but has a high subsidy requirement, or one that runs less frequently, but has a lower subsidy?
Viva Blue actually makes a profit from the fare box.
 

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Well, considering that some parts are at 10 minutes (Blue) I think you may want to reconsider.

What would you rather have, a service that runs frequently, but has a high subsidy requirement, or one that runs less frequently, but has a lower subsidy?
Viva Blue is essentially the only useful bus route in the entirety of York Region. I agree, it's a well run route. Once the bus lanes open, and especially once the subway opens, it will be a quite efficient and well run route with I'm sure frig tons of ridership.

I was more so meaning the Highway 7 services, which is where most of the infrastructure investment has been. Those buses run on embarrassing frequencies for that level of infrastructure.
 

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Viva Blue is essentially the only useful bus route in the entirety of York Region. I agree, it's a well run route. Once the bus lanes open, and especially once the subway opens, it will be a quite efficient and well run route with I'm sure frig tons of ridership.

I was more so meaning the Highway 7 services, which is where most of the infrastructure investment has been. Those buses run on embarrassing frequencies for that level of infrastructure.
That's because Viva Purple runs through an area with the second-higest concentration of Chinese-Canadians in Canada (after Richmond, BC). And no, it's not a race thing, it's a matter of "if I wanted to go on a crowded bus every day, I wouldn't have left Hong Kong/China". They're the people who you will never attract to transit, no matter how good the service is.
 

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It's probably a question of built form more than anything else
 

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Took a meander to the new Terminal tonight. The walk is far more pleasant than the walk from the fare gates to the Viva stop (southern end of VMC). I actually don’t mind the length at all. My guess would be the temperature, it’s about 20C based on my really rough estimate. The terminal is heated and interior waiting area reminds me of the food court at Vaughan Mills.

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