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  1. VIA Rail Canada

    There's going to be a possible strike by next friday for via rail http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/03/via-rail-strike-2013-caw_n_3380741.html
  2. GO Transit

    I have a question. What is the maximum distance that a Go Bus be capable of running an express service?
  3. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    In your opinion, do you think that TTC Fare system needs to have a major overhaul?
  4. GO Transit

    Is part the reason GO is charging parking, is because 31 of 63 stations are at overcapacity in terms of parking lots, and to limit the amount of people to park?
  5. Go Transit Expanding through Ontario!!

    Ok, since you guys disagree the last 3 options, here's a revised list of funding that might be realistic for a regional setting. 1.) Regional Sales Tax 2.) Parking Levy 3.) Land Transfer Tax 4.) Payroll Tax 5.) Congeston Levy 6.) Highway Tolls (suicide) 7.) Utility Bill Levy 8.) Value Capture Levy 9.) Personal Income Tax 10.) Vehicle Registration Tax 11.) Fuel Tax 12.) Development Charges 13.) Property Tax (also suicide) 14.) HOT express Lanes Do you guys agree with this or not? Question: Can GO transit can contract out to private operator for buses like they did bombardier for their trains just to save money too?
  6. Go Transit Expanding through Ontario!!

    I was only just presenting my ideas, i didn't mean to offend you. Would the cost including the stations,grade seperations, track upgrades, layover facility, electricfication for two-way all day service from london to Union and the airport extension to brampton would be about $55 billion
  7. Go Transit Expanding through Ontario!!

    well lets see, there's 4 options I can think of for funding 1. regional sales/transit tax 2. Private Sector 3. Corporate Tax (billionaires or millionaires will be taxed 75%) 4. Private financial Instutions or The Bank of Canada
  8. Go Transit Expanding through Ontario!!

    I think that train service is needed badly in SW ontario and from Hamilton to Niagara Region. I also think that the Region of Waterloo deserves and the city to have a two-way all day service (instead to Mount Pleasent/Georgetown) since the kitchener/london line has connections to universities and colleges, and have a nearby airport as well. It will benefit the students as well. GO transit will get HUGE ridership if the service is from, London-> Startford->Kitchener-> Guelph-> Brampton->Union Airport Service should be from, Brampton-> Malton-> Pearson (Terminal 3)-> Pearson (Terminal 1)-> Weston-> Bloor-> Union
  9. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Is it possible to have a proposed DRL and GO express rail under the same tunnel on king/queen st
  10. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    The other options won't work, because a) It won't make a difference in terms of providing relief to the station, the station will still be at overcapacity It doesn't benefit for 416, only for the 905 and beyond c) It dosen't solve the problem at Bloor-Yonge station
  11. GO Transit

    The problem with GO transit is that they rely on park & ride too much (which alot of people say it generates low ridership). They only I can see GO charge parking is when they two way all day service for all corridors and develop most stations into intermodal stations (like the one at Guelph), and it has to be very frequent service for GO trains and buses
  12. GO Transit

    Ok, If GO charges parking, would it make sense that they decrease the fares, and force GO and local transit to exapand more frequent service? The issue is that there is a lack of frequent service (except Brampton,Mississauga, and Hamilton) for local public transit outside the 416
  13. GO Transit

    in my opinion, I think its a HUGE mistake for GO/metrolinx to charge parking after 46 years of service with free parking, especially in the 905 and beyond, where there cities that are car dependent
  14. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Because, with that huge volume of passengers needed for DRL, it needs to have about 8 -10 subway cars minimum
  15. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I have a question to ask. According from the Downtown Rapid Transit Study and Metrolinx's Union Station 2031 Capacity study, If the DRL started from Pape and terminate at Exhibition Station via Queen St, including a proposed Bathurst North Yard Station (Option 4B). By 3-5 years, will the DRL will be at overcapacity due to fact that commuters who are taking the GO train can transfer to the DRL including the fact that the CNE opens at late summer or other events located in the CNE? That would be a choking point for that subway line.