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  1. T3G

    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    Or wait until the fare inspectors have gone somewhere else, and board the next vehicle, and repeat the process. Not only that, but since credit and debit cards, including Apple Pay and Google Pay, can be used as payment too... do you want to confiscate them? Do you want to confiscate people's...
  2. T3G

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    What are the planned frequencies for the Stouffville line? I hope they're robust, otherwise this proposal would end up pushing away local riders that live north and south of Unionville instead.
  3. T3G

    Lack of meaningful Passenger Rail service outside the Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    Kingston? There are no regularly scheduled flights between it and Toronto. So the point of comparison must be car vs. train. 2h 34 minutes by car, 3 hr 25 minutes by train. There are certain circumstances where I can see this being a feasible journey to make, but not many of them. London? First...
  4. T3G

    Lack of meaningful Passenger Rail service outside the Quebec-Windsor Corridor

    In the GTA, people who use the UPX use it because it's convenient for them. Those for whom it is not convenient will not use the service. A long train journey into Toronto, and then backtracking, would not be convenient for anyone besides railfans. You can already see this in real time right...
  5. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Thanks for the correction. It's been six years since I was last there, memory failed me. Though the presence of these entrances makes the lack of another by Denton even more baffling.
  6. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    On an odyssey out to Scarborough this afternoon, a few questions occurred to me: 1. Is there any particular reason why some stations (notably, STC, for its west side, Eglinton, for Duplex Avenue, and Victoria Park, for Denton Avenue) were not built with secondary entrances? Eglinton is the very...
  7. T3G

    TTC: Electric and alternative fuel buses

    Apart from BYD being a different company, how would we have known how it would turn out with them, until we trialled the BYD buses here? That's the whole point of a trial. If the MTA doesn't like the buses, they can sell them off or scrap them. It's not a big deal. It's hardly the first time...
  8. T3G

    TTC: Electric and alternative fuel buses

    Small start up???? Solaris has been in the business since 1999. Their stuff is running in many major cities in Europe.
  9. T3G

    TTC: Electric and alternative fuel buses

    Call me crazy, but I reckon the MTA probably has their reasons for looking in on these buses. How can they possibly know that it would be better to throw the money in the Hudson River until they've run their trials and figured out whether the buses are worth a damn? There's not a lot of...
  10. T3G

    TTC: Electric and alternative fuel buses

    They're only getting 5, and it will be for that exact reason: to evaluate an unproven product.
  11. T3G

    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    To add: in an age where the vast, vast majority of people pay with electric fare media that don't require the intervention of another human, I do not think that bus conductors pass the bare minimum of a cost effectiveness smell test. We should be funding our transit system so that fare evasion...
  12. T3G

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    Wow. What a find. Thanks for sharing!
  13. T3G

    TTC: Streetcar Network

    Where is that map from? That looks very useful.
  14. T3G

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    This thread is about GO Transit, but I'm not the one who started talking about banning e-bikes from all parts of society, not just from rush hour trains. I was just responding to what was posted.
  15. T3G

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    No, but this conversation came about because certain condo boards have banned these, which is already punitive and screws over a not small group of people, and a post further upthread said "An ebike ban will happen eventually." This seems fairly credible to me, as the city has already banned...
  16. T3G

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Sorry, but I stand by my language of choice. Nothing but a highly insidious form of puritanism could be the driver behind the banning of electric personal transport, whether it be only at one condo corporation or in the entire city, or the advocating of same, and if it is not most people in the...
  17. T3G

    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Yawn. I'm so bored of this city, full of unimaginative, small minded people who make puritans seem positively liberal. Ban everything new, different, into oblivion, just don't do anything about any difficult problems. Just ban the problem and hope it goes away, be god damned to how many people...
  18. T3G

    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    I hope you are consistent in the application of this energy towards ugly concrete guideways that will carry automated light metros.
  19. T3G

    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    I didn't respond to the rest of your post because it's all blustering and ad hominem attacks. I didn't say anything about mismatched doors or the dungeons pretending to be stations known as St Patrick or Queen's Park, and I have no earthly clue why you would assume I think Olivia Chow and Phil...

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