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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Without crossovers at the terminals, it would be essentially impossible to run the service. Rest assured that they are part of the plan and that the Carto Metro map is very high level. Additionally though, crossovers will be located after the terminal stations (that's why there are long tail...
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    Finch West Line 6 LRT

    Generally from an operations perspective, it is much more favourable and predictable to work with farside platforms, with consistent siding as a close second. The reasons for having platforms on one side (i.e., farside for one leg and nearside for the other) usually has to do with physical...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    What is ironic about that? Public transportation has fewer negative externalities than automobiles. A more sustainable and space-efficient option that encourages more compact communities is better.
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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    It would limit the branches to each a headway double that (i.e., 180 s), as 90 second headways are the maximum at this point.
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    Raised crosswalks are different than raised crosswalks with continuous sidewalks. There is a small nuance there.
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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway catch-all, incl. Hybrid Design (2015-onwards)

    Glad to hear your point of view articulated. It absolutely is a communication issue as well, most engineering problems are. I find that a lot of people are not really willing to hear the nuances in the technical details, specifically for transit and traffic with everyone having their own...
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    Roads: Gardiner Expressway catch-all, incl. Hybrid Design (2015-onwards)

    We can acknowledge that there are few alternatives available in terms of transportation, while still accepting that latent demand is a concept that is very much real with both academic and experiential data to support it. I'm very curious to understanding your general denial of the concept...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I guess that's why most of the places that do have coverings extend it over the track as well.
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I've always been curious about the rational for platform canopies that don't cover the edge of the platform. Does anyone know what the rationale they are using for that is?
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    Sheppard Line 4 Subway Extension (Proposed)

    Additionally, there is also flexibility (when it comes to fleet replacement) to acquire longer vehicles, that will allow for the space between trains and extra cabs to be eliminated.
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    Sheppard Line 4 Subway Extension (Proposed)

    The Ontario Line unfortunately has been marketed poorly. The technology that is used on the Ontario Line is considered full metro and is used in many places internationally as full metro (and is in fact wider than most international systems). It's just that in Toronto, the trains can be...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    Especially since, contraflow transit lanes or cycle lanes can serve to actually prioritize access by those sustainable modes. And sidewalks are always bidirectional
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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line: Osgoode Station | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | HDR

    Yes, the one at the NE corner provides access to both Line 1 and OL.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    The crossovers at the MSF site on the mainline are able to facilitate diversionary movements in case of disruption.
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    One of the biggest factors of the King Street Pilot is to prevent people from driving straight through intersections (or turning left) and if there's a red light, and you drive into the intersection, you have run a red light. The light doesn't have to change for it to mean that you've run the light.
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    Toronto Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    The official response is actually concerns from the accessibility community. I would personally argue that faster closer would actually be more accessible because it's more predictable what will happen once the chime sounds with minimal delay.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    I would expect this to be solved with the universal deployment of plate reading technology that seems to be in progress, given that HOT permits are issued and not instant.
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    That's likely the piece of the puzzle that will make this approach semi-work. Once the red light cameras are active, a couple of weeks will likely be all it takes to change behaviour. Although, the new set up is still confusing for people, compliance will come with enforcement.
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    VIA Rail

    I think this is less of a commentary on maintenance and cleaning practices and more on the prevalence of passenger based rail transit. Where it serves a much larger population, with greater turnover at lower cost.

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