- May 1, 2020
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Drum. I am not getting on this bus if a) it starts out as HSR in Waterdown, becomes BT for a while, then OT, then Miway, until I can intersect with TTC 45 to get me into the Airport Industrial Area. So your information re ML's thoughts on this are welcomed. I would just assume a GO service. And then b) any service that pokes along at TTC speeds in traffic ALL THE WAY (I was imaging Howard Cosell). If that's the choice, then I may as well sit in an SUV and listen to Vivaldi's' Four Seasons for the next twenty years. But if you are going to give me transit that gets me to my destination faster then I can drive, with less stress, then I'm all in. So why not build it now, even if miles of it are painted separations only (excluding intersections and or stops) and run a service that will attract people from their cars to listen to Vivaldi on their ear buds while they enjoy a seamless transit using one service provider. It makes sense to me.If one rides 1/101, they will see there is no need for an centre ROW beyond Mavis as far as I am concerned for the next 20+ years. If one drive Dundas in Halton, you will see development is not there for an ROW as well, including ridership.
Mississauga try running service to Oakville, but it fail badly.
ML has talked about one line from Kipling to Waterdown for years. As who will operated is open to a number of options from GO to a outside contractor or a mixture of one or more transit systems. One option would see Mississauga drivers do a change over in Oakville and Oakville drivers do the rest of the route. Its a long run to the point a driver may do 2 full round trips per shift.
I expect we will see the same colours as the LRV's to say this an ML line since has been ML plan since 2007 as well uniforms. No different than York Region VIVA system setup.