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Public transit is terrible

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Reminding me of the stereotypical older generations saying:
Back in the days.....I had to walk miles to go to school.....
now
Back in the days....I had to transfer to go to school.....

But I do agree, Toronto's public transit's are pretty behind compared to other cities.
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webdoctors wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 12:15 pm
There's 2 reasons the TTC and the TTC+York transit integration is so terrible and slow.

1. So you have time to think about what events in life led you to having to take public transit.

2. What things you can change so you never have to take public transit again.
This is accurate.
Many a times I pondered these very questions when I took the TTC.

Thankfully, I’ve moved past those dark days and don’t have to do it anymore.
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It'a no secret that the TTC is the most under funded public transportation system in North America. Sure it would be great to have subways that go everywhere, but where is the money going to come from? Politicians are the ones to blame, with each new election, changes get made to the transportation plans. These changes end up costing the tax payer multi millions of dollars.
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Ok, comparing Canada to China is like apples to oranges, but still....

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heymikey wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 8:21 pm
Ok, comparing Canada to China is like apples to oranges, but still....

Beijing (2001-2016)

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Shanghai (1994-2014)

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Don't forget the bullet train from the airport in Shanghai.
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wrigley wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 5:07 pm
It'a no secret that the TTC is the most under funded public transportation system in North America. Sure it would be great to have subways that go everywhere, but where is the money going to come from? Politicians are the ones to blame, with each new election, changes get made to the transportation plans. These changes end up costing the tax payer multi millions of dollars.
As one guy shouted to a driver when the 70C bus crashed the wall at warden station tonite and it took 40 mins Unamused Face for for a replacement bus : get rid of the union !
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Family travel on transit is prohibitively expensive in Vancouver. An all-day transit pass for a single parent with two school-age kids costs costs $26.25. What single parent can afford that?? In Victoria the same family can travel all day for $5.
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And the Finch West LRT has essentially not even started yet. This was supposed to be completed 6 years ago LOL.
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Population growth leads to more vehicles on the road and measures to reduce the number of vehicles on the road like encouraging the use of public transit, car pooling and reduction of maximum speed limit. Whether the measures work is another question...

They need roads like the 407 so people can actually enjoy their speedy sport cars. It is funny to see that sporty speed car going at 40km/hr at the local street or need a restart while being stuck in a traffic jam and not speeding off to the sun at whatever speed it can go. Public roads just goes up to a maximum of 100 km/hr.

Maybe the immigration office should consider encouraging applicants to not settle in Ontario and think about living in the other provinces. Canada has more than one province and three territories.
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heymikey wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 8:21 pm
Ok, comparing Canada to China is like apples to oranges, but still....

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Even the university line in the 60s went from approval by council to opening in 5 years.

Fast forward to today, the Scarborough extension of the BD line was approved 5 years ago and we still haven’t even broken ground yet!
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I'm usually all for open consultation, but the parasitic impact of strong-willed people speaking up about issues they 'feel' badly about (with no actual competence) is sinking our communities like quicksand.

Hopefully the move to intellectual, analytical and tangible industries will begin to overshadow the creative and emotional disciplines resulting in recovery to a balanced society. (Although that seems unlikely until we hit rock bottom/catastrophe)
TheImp wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 8:40 am
Even the university line in the 60s went from approval by council to opening in 5 years.

Fast forward to today, the Scarborough extension of the BD line was approved 5 years ago and we still haven’t even broken ground yet!
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mr_raider wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 11:45 am
Why not compare Toronto to Montreal? Montreal metro has a higher ridership per day despite having half the population to serve.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... _ridership
You cant compare city/Province of freeloaders to anyone in world. You make fares cheap in Toronto and ridership will increase. Those guys enjoy at expense of Albert/Ontario or Canada.
You guys seem trapped by the confines of your own ideologies.
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callernamet wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 1:17 pm
You cant compare city/Province of freeloaders to anyone in world. You make fares cheap in Toronto and ridership will increase. Those guys enjoy at expense of Albert/Ontario or Canada.
A single adult fare for the subway in Montreal is 3.25. same as Toronto.
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mr_raider wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 2:07 pm
A single adult fare for the subway in Montreal is 3.25. same as Toronto.
Oh. I thought it was $2 or $2.50. May be I checked some wrong site. My apologies for that. But as for rest I stand by.
You guys seem trapped by the confines of your own ideologies.

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