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    VIA Rail

    Yes, Brightline is very much a real estate development rail corridor but the primary question is .........who cares? Already Brightline has passed Amtrac ridership along its corridor and the damn thing isn't even open to Orlando yet. The travelling public doesn't give a damn about it being...
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    Brampton Transit/Zum

    Brampton ZUM is an excellent example of how people are far more concerned about frequency of service than they are about flashy new infrastructure. York has spent a small fortune on its BRT with little resulting increase in ridership because the service levels aren't there as opposed to...
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    VIA Rail

    I NEVER said that any of this is VIA's fault. As I stated, VIA was doomed from its inception because the task it was given was an impossible one. VIA was not created by forward thinking governments trying to create a vibrant passenger rail service but rather a plan written on the back of a...
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    VIA Rail

    The only hope Canadians have for good passenger rail is for VIA to completely shut down and then sell it to the highest bidder. VIA has never had a hope and it was doomed to fail from word go and it's about time we acknowledged this reality. VIA is slow, unreliable, expensive...
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    VIA Rail

    We have been discussing this decarbonizing issue for ever and clearly, I am a strong supporter of hydrogen and if you think that is lunacy that's fine and we can respectfully agree to disagree. The issue is that you continually rake me over the coals for my belief that hydrogen is our best...
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    VIA Rail

    KeithZ....................I DO know the difference between zero emissions and net-zero. The problem with your logic of saying that VIA shouldn't have to become zero emissions by 2050, is that then everyone will start to say the same and Canada will hardly reduce its emissions at all. If VIA...
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    VIA Rail

    I completely agree that baby steps are better than doing nothing. VIA's new purchase of these Tier 4 trains is an excellent example of that. VIA and Ottawa should be commended for purchasing them. They are a great leap forward and I never said, nor even implied, that they weren't. Personally, I...
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    VIA Rail

    It is YOU that doesn't understand the goals. Yes, net-zero is a national goal but will be impossible to reach unless our transportation systems {which is a huge GHG emitter} meets that goal. As for "talking about cutting VIA's emissions when auto and air emissions in the Corridor are cut...
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    VIA Rail

    I don't know if it will be hydrogen but I'm all ears on what you think VIA will do. How do YOU propose VIA gets to net-zero?
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    VIA Rail

    These new trains really do seem excellent which is a refreshing change for VIA. It will be interesting to see how VIA & Ottawa transition these trains over to zero emissions in the next 20 years because catenary is not something Ottawa has any intention of doing. 2050 is just around the corner...
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    Finch West LRT East Extension

    ^^ True and hence all the more reason to do it.
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    Finch West LRT East Extension

    I think a bigger priority would be to extend Finch further south to connect it with the new Woodbine GO station.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I think one of the big issues for ML is getting rid of the grade crossings. While it may not be a big issue on the outer areas of the service ie on the way to Barrie or Kitchener, for the RER {or whatever the hell they are calling it now} it will become a necessity. Right now, the increases...
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    Toronto | Park Lawn GO Station | 12.83m | 2s | First Capital | Hatch

    I think Toronto is probably the only place on the planet that offers free covered parking at it's transit stations. There should be a minimum $2/day flat rate for ANY of the parking at a GO station so that you don't have surface parking lots packed while the expensive garages are empty. This...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I thought transit workers were deemed an essential service and hence unable to strike? I don't transit workers, regardless of their roll, should be able to strike. It is an essential service that millions rely upon and hence should be viewed the same way as nurses or police. This doesn't mean...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    There is also, of course, Woodstock/Ingersol to the east and Strathroy to the west. Strathroy, in particular, would be a very well patronized service as the route between the two is not a direct one. Even anemic VIA gets from Strathroy to London in just 20 minutes while one would never even...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Calling this a "service" to London is an insult to transit service everywhere and obviously Londoners think the same. Right now, 20 to 25 people board the train at London and even if that doubles that represents 0.01% of London's population. That's really going to make a big dent in London's...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    So you mean to tell me that Eglinton & Finch "rapid transit" lines will warp out at just 50km/hr?
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    VIA Rail

    One way VIA could save a crap load of money is by bringing some sanity to it's business model. That would mean getting rid of every single route outside the Corridor and only offer service if it can be reasonably justified ie only peak summer service.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Curious...............what's the speed limit on Eglinton?

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