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Old July 10th, 2019, 08:39 PM   #641
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"It is impossible, unless we put up physical barriers such as jersey walls or jersey barriers where you physically stop cars."

Even with physical barriers, Stibbe thinks cars would likely hit the barriers and continue breaking traffic rules.
Considering how they still get the odd car stuck in the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel, they're probably right!

Why do they give so many people driver's licenses when obviously many lack the aptitude for it.
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Because car culture.
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Old July 14th, 2019, 04:02 PM   #643
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Old July 16th, 2019, 09:23 PM   #644
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King Street project appears to be a big success in terms of transit volumes and travel times. Hope they try it on Queen Street someday.
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Old July 25th, 2019, 07:35 PM   #645
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Old July 26th, 2019, 04:58 PM   #646
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Sidewalk Labs' proposed LRT financing is a keeper
19 July 2019
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The Draft Master Innovation and Development Plan released by Sidewalk Labs in late June could breathe life into Toronto's comatose plans for a light rail line to the city's eastern waterfront.

Waterfront Toronto's 2017 request for proposals, which brought Sidewalk Labs onto the local scene as the developer of the eastern waterfront property, sought help in planning and funding an LRT from Union Station along Queens Quay East. Sidewalk Lab's draft plan proposes to invest $100 million in the project, to be repaid from higher property tax revenues that the LRT will help create.

If Waterfront Toronto and the city can agree on the terms, a growth-spurring LRT could be an early and critical benefit from the entire project.

As Torontonians know well, urban rail projects are hard. Build where many people already live and work, and you disrupt lives and livelihoods. Build where few people live and work, and you risk getting a line to nowhere. An LRT to the eastern waterfront might cost $1.2 billion. So the stakes - and the risk to the TTC and Toronto taxpayers - are high.

Issues of fairness make the conundrums worse. Even at a city level, and more so if provincial or federal money is involved, taxpayers who do not benefit from the project will resent paying for it. Fairness over time also matters. Cities tend to finance capital projects upfront, magnifying the hit on current taxpayers for the sake of benefits other people will enjoy years later.

Dedicating part of future property tax revenues - revenues that would not exist without the transit investment - to cover an upfront investment can address these concerns. As Adam Found points out in a C.D. Howe Institute report, tax increment financing (TIF), as it is usually called in Ontario, captures some of the increases in land values - the "uplift" - resulting from an infrastructure project in a dedicated revenue stream.

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Old July 30th, 2019, 07:06 PM   #647
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An LRT is desperately needed to the eastern waterfront to make densification more tolerable here, as a gateway to the Portlands and their imminent redevelopment and to encourage people to leave their cars in the parking garage.
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Considering how they still get the odd car stuck in the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel, they're probably right!
Why do they give so many people driver's licenses when obviously many lack the aptitude for it?
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Because car culture.
This, but also, many of these elder motorists have been members of automotive drivers' societies since the 1970s {or earlier}, and those drivers' societies will fight tooth-and-nail at any initiatives to limit or restrict persons {like the one who got stuck above} from renewing their licenses. Because people who are no longer allowed to drive are unlikely to renew their annual membership to the drivers' society.
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Old August 17th, 2019, 01:51 PM   #649
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Old September 1st, 2019, 11:58 AM   #650
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Old September 1st, 2019, 11:21 PM   #651
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Do the new trams run only on the waterfront lines?
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Old September 2nd, 2019, 12:56 AM   #652
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Also Spadina and St Clair.

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Old September 2nd, 2019, 04:40 AM   #653
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Finally! Those antique vehicles have been running well past their supposed retirement date!
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Old September 2nd, 2019, 05:15 PM   #654
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Some archaeological findings along the Eglinton Crosstown line!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...ects-1.5265120
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Old September 8th, 2019, 06:43 AM   #656
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Finally! Those antique vehicles have been running well past their supposed retirement date!
They indeed are way past their best-before date, but I'm still gonna miss them, myself. Nothing screamed 'Toronto!' for so long like the CLRV and ALRV streetcars.
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Presto machines regularly failing because no one is emptying coins from them, city auditor finds
TTC has said malfunctioning Presto equipment costs $3.4M annually
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Oct 21, 2019

Presto vending devices on the TTC's new streetcars are often out of service because no one is regularly emptying coins from the machines.

That revelation was among several findings by Toronto's auditor general in a new report on Presto equipment and lost revenue on the TTC.

The report suggests that malfunctioning hardware, poor management and a lack of reliable data are causing the TTC to lose millions of dollars in unpaid fares.

"Due to issues, limitations, and a complicated system, the TTC may not be getting all the passenger revenue it should," according to the report, released Monday morning.

While Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler did not provide an estimate of total lost revenue, she said the TTC's $3.4-million figure related to Presto problems "does not appear to be overstated."

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