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  1. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Service Changes

    It's not for residences nor does it follow the 83 routing (read the pdf in detail!) It just does a counterclockwise loop between Queen and Commissioners for operators to get to the garage while their parking lot is close. 30 minutes headway is too wide which interferes with operator scheduling.
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    TTC Service Changes

    Lakeshore Garage is the Wheel-Trans garage. It's cheaper to right out of there with zero deadheading time. The 514 shuttle bus at Distillery ran with Wheel Trans buses before.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Someone get TTC a dictionary please!
  4. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Electric Buses

    It could have been a cost factor for customization considering originally TTC was only going to 10 buses.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    It's not like the TTC could afford it on a permanent basis.
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    TTC Electric Buses

    So they are unable to fit a 2 seaters just before the rear door like the Novas. I'll assume there's only 3 one seaters in the lower section and the typical two seaters. No awkward wall facing seats behind the operator area. I could only assume the doors are wider thus 3 less seats fit in the lower section. There's only one advertising frame on 3700! TTC doesn't need to advertise anymore?
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I was just mocking their presto implementation
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Considering how backwards everything is in TO, I wouldn't doubt they avoid it. They could have place stuff like connecting route information but they could claim visually impaired people can't see it. To avoid getting sued, don't put anything there.
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    TTC in the news

    For the pilot project, yes but not for the rest of the line and other lines/bus routes. E.g. Bathurst WB is a near side stop and that's part of the pilot too. Of course there are other upgrades needed such as conversion to double point switches which doesn't need ops to stop before switches. The TTC can choose to continue the practice but upgrading the switches will increase safety.
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    TTC in the news

    Which is why they need a system where the operator would choose when to activate it. If they are heading towards an ending green with tons of people waiting to board at the stop, it's better to wait for the next cycle.
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    TTC Electric Buses

    Anyone notice 3700 is equipped with a different bike rack model
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    TTC in the news

    The Ontario Line doesn't even have a EA started, it'll take then 2 years to get a shovel in the ground. Scarborough subway needs a major amendment as the city did the EA only for the one station option. Eglinton West would just need the whole thing rewritten to support the underground option instead. Yonge North is the only one that's ready to go. Of course none of these projects would be built with city/TTC management so Doggie would have to upload the subway first. As far as debt goes, Doggy would upload the subway and cut maintenance cost. The public would likely see more breakdowns and slow zones but won't wake up till the Russell Hill incident repeats itself.
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    TTC Electric Buses

    I'll laugh if they come out on top. Since I have no faith in this technology, I don't have an opinion on any of them.
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    TTC in the news

    The 3 stop subway is the best plan for a subway. I'll have to side with Ford on this one. The city really screwed up with an one stop express subway to STC. Then the city voted for stopping work for crossing the 401 and no looking into the possibility of building a rough in station for Lawrence East. It they went through with the plan, they'll likely have to shutdown the subway for 2 years to add Lawrence East. Even if it takes longer, getting it right trumps screwing up with no return.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Are you aware of the risk of plugging your phone on a public usb charging port? Hint: Don't do it unless you absolutely need to. Bonus hint, don't plug any giveaway usb sticks or usb powered items in your computer.
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