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Mike

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  1. If you restrict car traffic on Queen and King west of Bathurst in the same way as on current King portion, where are the cars going to go? From the current section I suspect they all went onto Adelaide/Richmond, but they only extend as far west as Bathurst.
  2. Those are 600m from the station still a reasonable walking distance given that people settling there are unlikely to be seniors (nothing to do up there in a semi commercial/industrial area). A reasonably young/fit person can walk to the station in under 10 minutes. I would say anything within 10 minute walk of the subway could be pitched/marketed as being at the subway.
  3. 2 buildings at Jane/Portage to the subway is 500m - what is inconvenient about that? All of the other building under construction are closer than that. Given that the 20 is every 15 min it's be faster to walk than to wait for the bus and then ride that bus through all of the turns that it has to do to get to the station.
  4. Are you suggesting to change 104A to run from Wilson Station via Faywood, Wilmington and Finch to Finch West and the 104B branch from Wilson Station to Finch/Dufferin via Overbrook? My guess would be that major draws along the current route are the many schools and there is nothing for those students to go to at Finch West. They are better served by connections to buses that go east on Finch, north on Dufferin or subway at Wilson/Sheppard West. 117 is for serving the industrial areas between Dufferin and GO tracks no need for it to go via Wilson Heights - there maybe some use to go Pioneer Village but that exposes the route to traffic on Steeles. Currently there are very few traffic areas along the route. 105 along Wilson Heights would be useful for high school students but the walk to Sheppard West is pretty short and not needing to make all the stops on Wilson Heights probably saves time for students heading to Steeles. However, having 104 and 105 on Wilson Heights would double the service to Finch from one stop.
  5. I just don't have the time to maintain the site any more so I lapsed the domain name.
  6. Thanks, didn't know Wiki had all of the plates. Turned out that I got pictures of NPC 2,4,6,8,9,10,11,12,13 in 2010-12. Do you know anything about Niagara Airbus O11?
  7. Hello found some pictures of Orion IV's where they are not of the form "NPC xx" and I am wondering which units had the following plates: E17 337 (motor) A17 988 (trailer) A17 990 (trailer) 11 82A (trailer) E17 182 (Trailer) WY6 871 (motor)
  8. NFI purchased NABI in 2013 and once all of their orders were fulfilled (by 2015) converted the NABI factory to produce NFI products.
  9. MCI has been part of New Flyer for almost five years. All that NFI is doing now is combining the office/management operations into a single entity to eliminate some management positions. I don't think that they will rename MCI models into NFI since MCI is a well established brand that is known for coaches while NFI is known for transit buses. In the past they eliminated the NABI brand, but that was competing directly with their New Flyer offering. My prediction is that brands in North America will continue to be ARBOC for light/medium duty buses, Alexander Dennis for medium duty and doubledecker buses, New Flyer for heavy duty transit and MCI for coaches.
  10. Doors add the same amount of time per station regardless of where the station is located.
  11. One of the trip time losses is the Rocket trains due to their extremely slow door opening and closing times compared to older trains. Trip from Finch to Queen used to be at least 3 minutes faster before the new trains came about. ATC won't help with the door issue, but should help with the north bound travel times for trains approaching Finch Station. From my daily (pre pandemic) commute: southbound around 7:15-7:30 from Finch to Queen is at best 28 min, northbound 5:30-6;30 is never better than 35 min, but more often than not 40-45 min. In the old days it was more like 25 min from Finch to Queen. Also, what exactly do you mean by "The station downtown with the most arrivals in AM peak is Dundas"? Finally, walking a long the street from King Station to Union is less than 15 minutes even with people on the street, In the Path it would be slightly less efficient since it is less direct than outside.
  12. Irreliable, eh? That is a new word. :)
  13. Why didn't the TTC use this coronovirus related drop in demand to shut down the Yonge line to work on the ATC full time all day long? They could have probably finished the whole thing this year had they done that. At 20% demand they wouldn't have needed to run that many shuttle buses to replace the subway.
  14. Over the last week or so I noticed that when northbound trains arrive at Queen they initially stop well short of where they are suppose to and then it takes them several tries to get to the proper stopping position. What is causing them to do this? Is it ATC?
  15. Question for those familiar with ridership pattern on 63. Do most riders south of Bloor get off at Bloor and riders off the subway are the ones on the 63 north of Bloor?
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