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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    ML has a lot to answer for about Eglinton with it's delays and incompetence and heads should roll although they won't. That sai, this glorified streetcar that will be stuck in traffic is NOT the fault of the TTC or ML but rather the fault of the City and the DoT. The City could very easily...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    Whether you agree with Michigan Lefts doesn't really matter. The point is that even without them, the LRTs shouldn't have to stop for any lights along the entire grade portion of the line. If it has to stop even once, that is one time too many and will exemplify how Toronto is more concerned...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    London is, after Toronto, the most ideal place in Ontario for a commuter rail service. London is a hub of railway lines and has more than any other city save Toronto and the station is right downtown. One of the lines, the old London-Port Stanley railway is almost unused and goes to downtown...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    When you say that the Michigan Lefts were received overwhelmingly negatively by the "public", I can only assume that means a negative reception from drivers. More proof that Toronto put the needs of drivers ahead of the needs of transit riders.
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    For Ottawa I was specifically thinking of Carleton Place. For Windsor it is definitely the Windsor/Esses/Kingsville/Leamington corridor which has 70,000 people and is already such a heavy commuter route that it is currently being twinned between Leamington & Windsor. For London, it is right...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    If ML had employed any planning on the Eglinton Line, which has become abundantly clear it didn't, it would have employed U-turn routes along the median of Eglinton. These are employed in many cities where there are no left hand turn lights at intersections but rather U- turns are made between...
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    Hydrogen Fuelled Trains

    Hydrogen rail is still in it's infancy {which is why I never supported it for GO} but is developing quickly and so far results have been good. Clearly the rail makers see the future and in many ways it's hydrogen. Back in 2016 Alstom was the sole manufacturer of hydrogen passenger trains and...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    Everyone knows that Eglinton should have been a completely grade separated line {including ML} but that ship has sailed. That said, it can be just as fast as a grade separated line with the same number of stations but that will depend on City Hall. With today's technology, there is absolutely...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    There are over 800,000 people in the greater London Economic Region as defined by StatsCan.........Middlesex, Elgin, and Oxford counties all of which are growing very quickly. There is a solid need for GO commuter bus system and the subsidies that come along with it, including fare integration...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    GO should be running intercity commuter services in all of areas of Ontario, it is called Government of ONTARIO. This would mean services in Greater Ottawa, London, and Windsor to start as long as it's not run by a bunch of Toronto-centric bureaucrats who can't get their heads around the fact...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    I know it is a trial but I can't, under any situation, it not being very successful even more so if there is fare integration and I think there will be a lot of political pressure aimed at QP for it because if Toronto got it then why shouldn't London? Both cities are amongst the fastest growing...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    Who cares, as long as it's a go. It will just be a trial till 2026 with very limited service but I think it will be highly successful with all the new employment down in St.Thomas with Amazon & soon VW and the service will quickly expand. There is already a demand for the many students going...
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    London Rapid Transit (In-Design)

    Update on the London-St.Thomas transit's a go!!! The service between London & St.thomas will start on April 8th/24 and will run 7 days a week and have several buses in each direction. There will also be a new service from Dorchester which has about 5,000 20km SW...
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    Homelessness on GTA Transit (catch all)

    In terms of transit, there is absolutely NO excuse for homelessness. This is were I draw the line between empathy and the civic good. No one should be allowed on any transit lands {ie not only the vehicles but also the area around it like subway entrances} and personally I don't care if they...
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    PM Justin Trudeau's Canada

    Mulroney came across as a used car salesman and was never really liked by Canadians. His scandals were too many to mention but he was a leader and, although having good relations with Reagan & Thatcher, he was not afraid to take them on especially in regards to South Africa and environmental...
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    Lack of meaningful Passenger Rail service outside the Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    Much of these old crates still running and eventually having to be taken out of service is not only due to Ottawa not wanting to pay for them but also VIA not wanting to run them. The new trains are for The Corridor with the old ones for the rest of the country and this works just fine for VIA...
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    Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    I completely agree. The Tories may cancel any HSR in Canada but all that does is mean they are following in the Liberal's HSR plan. I also agree that if there was any money forthcoming from PP, it would also have to entail funds for a similar Cal/Edm Corridor to make it politically palatable...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    Don't know if this has already been asked but.............seeing the speed limit on Eglinton is 50km/hr, will the LRT have an exemption from this {ie 70km/hr} or is this $12 billion "rapid" transit line going to warp out at 50?
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    Why was UPX not included? I bet the ridership would soar from all the workers going to Pearson.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Is this commitment to the Milton Line money for building the "missing middle" via Brampton allowing GO to own the entire Milton/MidTown Line or just adding tracks to the Milton Line to allow for more GO service?