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Old Posted Mar 2, 2018, 1:44 PM
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It is odd that the SRT is the same technology as most of Vancouver Skytrain. Except in Vancouver they manage to run the system driverless and keep expanding it. In Toronto the technology is viewed a problem that needs to be replaced. Something does not add up there.
Even in Montreal, there is a strong lobby against the REM that is backed up financially by the CUPE.

A lot of these unions care more about getting subsidies from new members than a more cost-effective development of infrastructure.

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Politics often override sensible planning and there needs to be a strong municipal government with good leadership to keep the momentum going. When there is division, you can almost count on flip-flops, endless delays, lack of progress and escalating costs. The Scarborough project is a perfect example.
That too. Since politicians hand out most of the money, they often impose politically-driven conditions to make said projects happen (ex: a subsidy will only be given to X transit project if it reaches X city)
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2018, 4:38 PM
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Even in Montreal, there is a strong lobby against the REM that is backed up financially by the CUPE.

A lot of these unions care more about getting subsidies from new members than a more cost-effective development of infrastructure.


That too. Since politicians hand out most of the money, they often impose politically-driven conditions to make said projects happen (ex: a subsidy will only be given to X transit project if it reaches X city)
Seems that the CUPE union at the STM accepted yesterday a new collective agreement which includes performance-based pay increases. The national CUPE is just bad mouthing the REM for fictional reasons though.
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2018, 4:57 PM
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Osmo, that has never been the case. Mount Dennis has been below ground since Metrolinx updated the Transit City EA in 2013, and was never elevated. The LRT is elevated for a short stretch over Black Creek Drive, then dips down around the Kodak building to an underground station under the rail corridor.. The city is currently advancing the EA for the westward extension as we speak, evaluating if any intersections need to be grade separated. www.eglintonwestlrt.ca
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2018, 7:21 PM
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Osmo, that has never been the case. Mount Dennis has been below ground since Metrolinx updated the Transit City EA in 2013, and was never elevated. The LRT is elevated for a short stretch over Black Creek Drive, then dips down around the Kodak building to an underground station under the rail corridor.. The city is currently advancing the EA for the westward extension as we speak, evaluating if any intersections need to be grade separated. www.eglintonwestlrt.ca
How do they trains get into the yard?
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2018, 11:20 PM
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They ramp up into the yard on a small spur from the mainline.
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:58 PM
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An interesting article about Halifax-Dartmouth ferry service levels and costs: http://www.metronews.ca/views/halifa...crossings.html

When the Macdonald bridge was being worked on the city decided to spent $550,000 extra to temporarily increase ferry frequencies. It turns out that this move was roughly revenue neutral. People made 440,000 more trips on the ferry in 2016 than in 2014 and fare revenues went up by $338,000 (just money in the fareboxes, not counting additional monthly passes).

I wonder how many routes like this exist out there, where there is latent demand for better service that isn't provided because of a false notion that cutting service levels will save significant amounts of money.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:03 PM
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QC city's mayor will present Friday a LRT project with a tunnel in Old QC. It is estimated at more than 3G$. Funding for the detailled engineering is expected to be announced in the provincial budget. Construction is supposed to be completed in 5 years (lol).
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:18 PM
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QC city's mayor will present Friday a LRT project with a tunnel in Old QC. It is estimated at more than 3G$. Funding for the detailled engineering is expected to be announced in the provincial budget. Construction is supposed to be completed in 5 years (lol).
Trudeau needs Quebec to win the next election.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:26 PM
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Trudeau needs Quebec to win the next election.
QC city is a conservative stronghold though.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:54 PM
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Trudeau needs Quebec to win the next election.
Huh?! Win what election? The next Fed election? If he wins - I'm outta this country for good....4 more years of that sob playing dress up? Gross...
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 10:22 PM
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Huh?! Win what election? The next Fed election? If he wins - I'm outta this country for good....4 more years of that sob playing dress up? Gross...
The other 2 leaders have yet to show they are any better.

We no longer vote for the best. We vote for the least worst. I am hopeful the other leaders step up to the plate and give us a reason to vote for them
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 10:38 PM
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I can't see them being any worse as a national, political figurehead than Trudeau. Of course, I'm not going to base which party platform to vote for on their leader. Harper was an equally poor figurehead for entirely different reasons too.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 10:47 PM
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Hey MacLac I think you ended up on the wrong website. This is probably where you will fit in better.
http://torontosun.com/
It's full of childish nicknames, large colourful pictures and bold fonts. #1 Paper in Ford Nation. You'll love it.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 1:25 AM
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Huh?! Win what election? The next Fed election? If he wins - I'm outta this country for good....4 more years of that sob playing dress up? Gross...
Aren't you playing dress up in your avatar?
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 1:26 AM
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Infill Canada Line station being designed in Richmond.

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/capst...-richmond-2017
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 1:53 AM
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Re-announcement for provincial portion previously committed federally.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...e-for-ontario/

http://dailyhive.com/toronto/provinc...-projects-2018

Can't find the federal new release.

From this, it looks like Ontario and Quebec have a lot of room to spend more on transit from PTIF (REM was from another pot IIRC).

http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/pt-sp/index-eng.html
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 2:50 AM
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Hey look! The usual suspects taking personal pot shots at a guy with a different opinion than theirs. How Canadian of them. LOL
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 3:03 AM
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Apparently Toronto's getting $4 billion in the $10 billion given to Ontario for transportation projects.

From what I heard, this money, along with being used for general repairs of the TTC and other things, will be used for the Scarborough Subway Extension.....

I'm rather frustrated by the current one station iteration of that proposed line.....

I'm guessing Metrolinx has more funding now to build out some of those proposed LRT projects.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 4:15 AM
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Now I'm curious where the $6 billion is going.
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