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Old July 6th, 2018, 10:49 AM   #2261
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Toronto and North America in general is a car-dominated society. Tokyo or Kuala Lumpur don't have 18 lane freeways like Toronto. If more investment is made on highways here then obviously investment will be lesser in mass transit.
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Since its invention a century ago, the car, and its dominating road network have contributed to a particular social division, those who have access to the services and opportunities of the city, and those who do not. The urban poor tend to live either further from urban centers or in areas that are poorly served by public transportation.

A growing middle class with higher purchasing power is rapidly acquiring cars, and expecting to follow such models. This is adding millions of cars to already congested cities everywhere, with devastating effects, particularly in Indian, Pakistani, Indonesian and Chinese cities, where both population and economic growth are high. These cities should avoid the mistakes of earlier generations that bet everything on the automobile. After several decades of increasing inequality and sprawl, many are acknowledging these problems.

Cars take much space, not only when on the road but also when parking – it’s practicaly a waste of urban space and it makes cities very large, which makes comuting very long. This leads not to independence but to a ‘car-slavery’. This mistake have been made in all cities in US and Canada, we dont need to make.

Traffic congestion has a number of negative effects:

Wasting time of motorists and passengers (“opportunity cost“). As a non-productive activity for most people, congestion reduces regional economic health.
Delays, which may result in late arrival for employment, meetings, and education, resulting in lost business, disciplinary action or other personal losses.
Inability to forecast travel time accurately, leading to drivers allocating more time to travel “just in case”, and less time on productive activities.
Wasted fuel increasing air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions owing to increased idling, acceleration and braking.
Wear and tear on vehicles as a result of idling in traffic and frequent acceleration and braking, leading to more frequent repairs and replacements.
Stressed and frustrated motorists, encouraging road rage and reduced health of motorists
Emergencies: blocked traffic may interfere with the passage of emergency vehicles traveling to their destinations where they are urgently needed.
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I can't I am a Torontian.
Well then, no wonder you hate your system. You're supposed to (until you have to circle the wagons).
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Old July 24th, 2018, 12:26 PM   #2263
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July 24, 2018
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2-hour Toronto transit transfer launching late next month for Presto users

Starting next month, Toronto transit users paying with Presto fare cards will be able to take short return trips without having to pay a second fare.

The Toronto Transit Commission said its new two-hour time-based transfer system will take effect across the network on Aug. 26.

“Whether you use a bus, whether you use a streetcar or enter a subway station, you simply tap your card, your fare will be deducted, and the two-hour clock will start,” TTC spokesperson Heather Brown told 640 Toronto’s Kelly Cutrara on Tuesday.

Customers who want to transfer within that time frame won’t be charged after tapping their card to board another vehicle.

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Old July 31st, 2018, 12:12 PM   #2265
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Old August 7th, 2018, 02:49 PM   #2267
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I love the TTC Subway cars
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 04:30 PM   #2269
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Ford appoints special advisor on uploading control of Toronto's subways to the province
Michael Lindsay will head up an expert advisory panel on the issue
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Premier Doug Ford has taken another step toward actualizing his campaign promise of uploading responsibility for Toronto's subways to the province, announcing Friday that a special advisor has been appointed to head up the effort.

Michael Lindsay, a former vice president of commercial projects at Infrastructure Ontario — where he, according to the province, worked to modernize public assets — will serve in the advisor's role. He also has extensive experience in the private sector.

Lindsay will head up a panel of three experts that will help him to "efficiently and effectively deliver" a plan to transfer responsibility for building and maintaining new and existing subway lines to the provincial government. Ford said during the spring election that Toronto will continue to operate the system and keep the revenue it generates.

"The Toronto subway system is critical for the economic success of the region. An upload of the subway would help the province to implement a more efficient regional transit system, reduce costs and build transit faster," the province said in a news release.

"It could also allow the province to fund and deliver additional transit projects sooner."

The release provides no project timeline for how long this phase of the process may take.

Mayor John Tory said earlier this month that any such plan will require "robust consultation" with the public, city staff and council and the Toronto Transit Commission.
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How to make sure public transit becomes even more political.
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Toronto transit had a good run.
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Old September 17th, 2018, 01:49 PM   #2272
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That platform level is fine but the floor above is awfully depressing. YUCK!
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Extending the subway into York Region should be a top priority
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Oct. 11, 2018

Congestion does not stop north of Steeles Avenue. Transit planning should not stop south of it. It is time to stop talking. It is time to start building. It is time to put money where the priority is.

We have to set aside any political boundaries and work together using evidence-based planning. As the mayor of Markham and Chair of the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, I believe the Yonge Subway Extension is a top transit priority and the most justified rapid transit investment in recent history.

Some argue the extension would increase crowding along the busy Yonge Subway Line (Line 1), but we cannot look at things in isolation and ignore how transit is evolving.

New transit improvements such as Automatic Train Control, increased train service, improved and frequent GO train service, SmartTrack, Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, Eglinton Crosstown, among other local transit improvements will all create additional capacity and reduce overcrowding until 2031.

I continue to support other transit investments in the region, including the Downtown Relief Line, which along with the Yonge Subway Extension, have been identified by Metrolinx as priority projects. It should be full steam ahead for both projects, but should issues arise with either one, it should not slow down the progress and completion of the other.

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Boost funding for 'strong transit system,' advocates tell Ford government
Open letter being sent to province before Thursday's fall economic statement
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A coalition of advocacy groups and health organizations is calling on Premier Doug Ford to boost transit funding through an open letter to the provincial government before its fall economic statement on Thursday.

Transit watchers expect funding for multiple Toronto projects — from the Finch LRT to the Scarborough subway extension — could be on the table at the midday Queen's Park statement from Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.

"We know this government is going to try and find ways to cut costs … We are concerned that one of the things they may cut back on is public transit," said Gideon Forman, transportation policy analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation.

"We haven't got that sense yet that it's a priority."

The open letter, provided exclusively to CBC Toronto, cites the need for increased funding for a "strong transit system" to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

More than a dozen groups and individuals signed it, including the Toronto Environmental Alliance, the Pembina Institute, the Lung Association of Ontario, Asthma Canada, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, several Canadian developers, John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures and a board member for the David Suzuki Foundation, and former Toronto mayor John Sewell.

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