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Hello, everyone. From last summer, I tried to make a rapid rail transit plan using surface rail corridors for Toronto; I called it as U-Train plan. In February, 2012, I got the final U-Train version (the fourth updating version) and named it as GTA Urban Express Rail Grid plan. Now, I post it here for your discussion. You can read the plan at .Or download it at http://www.slideshar...press-rail-grid. GTA Urban Express Rail Grid uses existing surface rail corridors for public rapid rail transit covering most Toronto area with two loops, one is GTA loop, and another is Toronto Downtown loop. You can find the detail in my 106 pages ppt. Some main properties of the system are listed below. Two Loops together with two U2 express rail, consist of a vital arterial electrified rapid rail transit grid. Reasonably combine commuter service and urban transit in go train corridors, using one investment for two services. High area coverage and reasonable station spacing can achieve high ridership for the high speed grid, making the system to be operated economically. 80 % Toronto people can take 5 minutes bus or 10 minutes bike to a Rapid Transit Station in the system. Intermediate transit model normally is not necessary. Existing point radiation transit system from Union Station will be changed. Can be finished with existing transit fund, making the best use of public fund. Tax increasing and special levy are not necessary. I sent the plan to Toronto City Council, Metrolinx and Ontario Ministry of Transportation in February, 2012. Although most feedbacks are very positive, the problem is : the plan gives out a possible economical final solution for Toronto transit, and according to the plan, many existing transit plans might not be necessary or need big updating , these changes are quite not easily made by those authorities. For example, Eglinton Cross-town LRT and Sheppard Subway are not necessary if the GTA Urban Express Rail Grid can be adopted, and the Grid can be finished with existing transit fund. Even Big Move plan could be updated with a total cost less than 30 billion for 30 -40 % cut of commuting time, not at existing estimation of 50 billion for cutting 7 minutes of commuting time. I post the plan here and let people and transit professionals to discuss, comment and criticise it. If you think that the plan is really worth these transit plan changes from the authorities, please speak out to them. I would apologize for my some kind awkward English as a ten years’ immigrant. There are also some grammar errors in the presentation, but I chose not to rewrite the presentation and keep it as the original one that I sent to the authorities. Thank you very much.
Hi, does anyone know what is the application process to apply for Miller Transit. They are contracted out by YRT. I went to their official website, called them, and e-mailed them but no reply. I'm looking to apply as a bus operator. If anyone has any info please let me know, thank you for your time and help!