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  1. Yeah, the concrete in between parts of the tracks at Church/Carton has heaved since the start of the recent cold weather about a week ago. They've actually put pylons over a few of the spots. Wonder how a NB Church to WB Carlton turn would've worked going over that one.
  2. Forgot about west of Yonge St. Thanks!
  3. Unless things have changed over the last few years, all night buses were monitored by Malvern CIS.
  4. Enforcing an existing by-law costs nil. It's not like I'm saying we need to have a blitz every few days. More often than not though, operators are the ones who shame people into giving up a priority seat. The blue seats just make it a bit more obvious. Of course spending money on additional service is preferable. But we also have no new bus garage capacity until 2018 at the earliest, and that is still $90 million short. Spending little extra to change a few seats to blue isn't a big deal. Same material, just a different colour. I wouldn't be surprised if the TTC was hanging on to some of the replaced stuff to replace other seats. Remember, this work is done in house, and those people are getting paid to be there anyways. Let's hope this new term in city council yields a decent increase in the operating budgets to at least increase some off peak service in the meantime. I don't remain very optimistic on that front though.
  5. I realize that it is extremely rare to see this enforced. I was just responding to the statement that the rule isn't enforceable. Rules is rules. This is one I believe that should be enforced more and more. With an ageing population, and an increasingly selfish attitude among the general public...
  6. TTC By-law No. 1 3.13 No person, unless otherwise authorized, shall do any act in contravention of instructions, (iv) make available a seat in the designated priority seating area to a person who is disabled or has a physical limitation requiring priority seating. 4. Penalties and Enforcement 4.1 Any person who contravenes any provision of this by-law may be removed from the transit system and TTC property and may have any fare media confiscated by the TTC. 4.2 Any person who contravenes any provision of this by-law is guilty of an offence and upon conviction is liable to a fine as provided for in the Provincial Offences Act. 4.3 The provisions of this by-law may be enforced by a proper authority as defined in this by-law.
  7. The Church St. track has also been been popping up in several places as of late between Bloor and Isabella in the northbound left lane. https://goo.gl/maps/2lymr
  8. http://transit.toronto.on.ca/bus/routes/96-wilson.shtml Looking at November 1990, 96 Wilson had the most branches totaling 11, including the base 96 service. The highest letter assigned was 96K. http://transit.toronto.on.ca/bus/routes/85-sheppard-eas.shtml May 1994, 85 was the runner up at 10 branches. The highest letter being 85J.
  9. Perhaps this is proof? http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/20264-TTC-Other-Items-(catch-all)?p=896501#post896501
  10. $1.4 billion to replace a line in an existing transit corridor? And the folks in Scarborough are supposedly happy about it?! So much for any hint of actual expansion. This whole thing just screams lunacy... Rapid transit to Centennial College, forget it! Rapid transit to UTSC, forget it! Rapid transit along Kingston Rd, forget it! How about building a line to somewhere that could actually use one?! Scarborough should be proud that they are wasting $1.4 billion to MAINTAIN the status quo for rapid transit corridors. Glad I haven't lived out there since early 2000. If an existing plan, design, and EA were used for the LRT plan, and the province planned a 2019-2021 completion time frame, I wonder what the province will set the completion year of a subway to? 2025-2029 perhaps?
  11. Carlton eastbound between Sherbourne and Parliament in PM rush is brutal. Why they don't have a dedicated left turn phase at Parliament is just baffling. Streetcars are stuck behind cars trying to turn left, and you are lucky if you can get 5-10 cars though a cycle due to the amount of pedestrians crossing. Of course most of this traffic is headed to the DVP via Bloor. 10-20 minutes to go that one block is not uncommon.
  12. CP24 had reported the train was being moved around 6:00 AM this morning.
  13. I guess the fact that only the 11/11A would be able to exit at Eringate? Access to the Eringate exit is only possible from Hwy. 27 before it joins Hwy. 427.
  14. Well no. But it just looks like overkill on the amount of "stuff" up there. I could see just a simple grid of 2 bars going lengthwise the distance of the overhead HVAC, and a few cross bars to hold those in place.
  15. I hope this is only a test. It looks downright horrendous. I'm sure they could have come up with something that looks a lot more streamlined.
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