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  1. ARG1

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    It's almost as if Studies are less of a way of determining something, and more of a way to push an agenda by self-sourcing.
  2. ARG1

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Successfully Jinxed 😎
  3. ARG1

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Almost certainly Highway 413. Don't get your hopes up.
  4. ARG1

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Nobody is saying that induced demand doesn't exist, it obvious does. However its existence is often extremely exaggerated or misunderstood. Induced demand typically is a result of development. You build highway to place, people move in to place, there is now a larger demand. However a lot of...
  5. ARG1

    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    This is a very contextual example, because the reality is side by side comparisons between "a train line" and "a highway" barely, if ever exist. Not only does your example assume that transit and highways are competitive, but that they serve similar enough markets that people can choose one or...
  6. ARG1

    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    They're not. They're banned from planning subways next to what Metrolinx is planning, so they can't compete with what Metrolinx is doing. However, if the TTC decided to raise money for say a Dufferin Street Subway, technically nothing is stopping them.
  7. ARG1

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Wait, why are all of these services departing earlier, when they're also faster? Leave earlier, arrive even earlier?
  8. ARG1

    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    It's... a solution, but I don't really think that addresses the ultimate problem. I'm afraid this will lead to far more than necessary running up and down steps, especially since the platforms are stacked. If the 2 platforms were side by side like we might see on GO soon, then this could be...
  9. ARG1

    Simcoe Street Rapid Transit Visioning Study | City of Oshawa and Region of Durham

    The length of LRVs mean absolutely nothing. The requirements of stop spacing has less to do with the vehicles, and more to do with the environment they're being run in. Every single station you include increases travel time, and when you are in a suburban setting, time is everything. Not only...
  10. ARG1

    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    The problem with the interlining concept was that the platform layout wasn't up to the task. Since the platforms are separated by line rather than by direction, what would happen is say you were at Bay Station and you wanted to head eastbound, you (alongside everyone else) would be waiting on...
  11. ARG1

    Simcoe Street Rapid Transit Visioning Study | City of Oshawa and Region of Durham

    And tbh it was probably a mistake. The stop spacing seems way too close.
  12. ARG1

    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    It's sort of a meaningless claim. Ye, they could've been doing work in the background, but they also might not have been doing work in the background. When we consider the projects we know were active at that time such as RLN which was decades away, the likelihood that they were secretely...
  13. ARG1

    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    I'd argue in most cases, a gridlock is preferable to having a crazy maniac run a country into the ground, we have several millenia of kingdoms and empires to show as such. Granted we are in a much better position than those due to having strict maximum 4 year turns, but 4 years is often more...
  14. ARG1

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Having been in New York last summer, those plastic seats are god awful. While you might not be wrong about the benefits of plastic seating from a cleanliness perspective, riding the thing has to be one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life. I think in total I spent more time either...
  15. ARG1

    Toronto | Crosstown Line 5 West Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Well remember this is today, we're talking about a line planned back in the 90s, and would've opened 21 years ago. Now granted, it is possible we could've TODed this way back when (actually this is what they wanted to do), but it doesn't change the fact that it's status as a subway to nowhere...

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