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Hey folks, Thought I'd start a new discussion regarding the King Street transit pilot project being tested in downtown Toronto, since it would stray considerably from general streetcar news and discussion, as well as any other TTC discussion. Starting November 12th, 2017, the City of Toronto will initiate the project between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street. The project's main aims are to increase efficiency of transit along that particular stretch of King St., primarily improving the service of the 504 King Streetcar in the downtown core. The 504 King is the busiest streetcar route that
Due to circumstances beyond its control, the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (i.e. "Metro") have taken a radically different approach to light rail than most North American cities. Since Houston lacks the rights of way of unused freight lines for suburban commuter rail service, and have not made reservations for light rail tracks on expressways, it has relied on suburban buses on high-occupancy vehicle lanes of expressways (HOT lanes). For automobiles, free use of these lanes requires a minimum number of occupants, or a sliding toll rate, which is quite expensive during rush hou