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tk1000 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2017 11:22 pm
Federal budget makes transit more expensive, and that's not what Toronto needs: Matt Elliott
Building more transit means a lot less if people can't afford to ride it.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/20 ... -2017.html
I dont like the guy but for once I have to agree with him. I feel like committing crime agreeing with him. This is dumbest move by feds to remove tax credit.
( I posted almost same comment and it has not yet approved. Why? There is nothing wrong with these comments.)
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at1212b wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 1:52 pm
It might make sense for certain trains to turn back while others keep going. Basically have to get off and wait if you're not on the right train. This is for weekends, off peak hours, etc. They should do this with the Scarborough subway too.
Or maybe now run each side right and left double barrelled.
Both sides terminate at Union station and head back northwards.
At least during rush hour.
Certainly there are not enough track interchanges midway like we have at the terminal ends, but throughout the day trains can terminate at Bloor,Union,St George etc in either direction before turning back.
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They got to do something to speed up traffic on Eglinton. All the construction between Don Mills and Eglinton all the way to Black Creek and Eglinton is just terrible, especially for buses. Takes way too long to get to the subway by bus on that route.
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This whole limited funding issue is just total nonsense. People come here from Mexico only to find out that the transit sucks because of no funding!

What kind of 1st world country is this!
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 6:35 am
This whole limited funding issue is just total nonsense. People come here from Mexico only to find out that the transit sucks because of no funding!

What kind of 1st world country is this!
The more funding they get the more there is to mismanage.
Don't forget our government at all levels aren't any better when in comes to getting value for our tax dollars.
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LongLiveRFD wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 12:48 pm
Also, transition from peak to offpeak, where do you store all the extra cars? do you keep running them empty?
Wilson Yard was expanded over the last few years to handle the extra trains required, and Davisville Yard is currently being renovated as well. This is where the majority of cars are stored when not in service.

If you're ever at Wilson Station after either the morning or evening rush hour, you'll notice every second or third northbound train goes out of service at the Wilson platform and proceeds into the yard.
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tk1000 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2017 11:22 pm
Federal budget makes transit more expensive, and that's not what Toronto needs: Matt Elliott
Building more transit means a lot less if people can't afford to ride it.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/20 ... -2017.html
This is a half step. The tax credit was just more of the usual Canadian love for bureaucracy, and wasn't the right way to do things. What they should do is just fund the transit agencies directly so they lower their fares. I would applaud the government if they cancelled the tax credit in lieu of giving the money to the TTC to be used solely to reduce fares.

Doing so would reduce the burden on commuters and actually get more people to travel via public transit. A lot of people's cash flow can't take the hit of shelling out money and then waiting for the government to give it back to them a year later, and many people in this country wouldn't benefit from a tax credit at all (tourists, business travelers, natives, people who don't know to apply for it, etc).
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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many people in this country wouldn't benefit from a tax credit at all (tourists, business travelers, natives, people who don't know to apply for it, etc).

LOL why are these people entitled to any tax dollars
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winterkills wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 12:31 pm
many people in this country wouldn't benefit from a tax credit at all (tourists, business travelers, natives, people who don't know to apply for it, etc).

LOL why are these people entitled to any tax dollars
And how many people also applying for TTC tax credits without buying a single TTC pass? CRA is not asking for the proof.
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winterkills wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 12:31 pm
many people in this country wouldn't benefit from a tax credit at all (tourists, business travelers, natives, people who don't know to apply for it, etc).

LOL why are these people entitled to any tax dollars
Because the government wants more people to take transit instead of cars. They're still people on our roads even though they're not entitled to tax credits. The US government subsidizes transit fares to keep them low instead of giving tax credits and that works very well for them (they also subsidize gas). People get around the USA very easily, and that results in a lot of secondary benefits that aren't easily quantified.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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Piro21 wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 12:52 pm
The US government subsidizes transit fares to keep them low instead of giving tax credits and that works very well for them (they also subsidize gas). People get around the USA very easily, and that results in a lot of secondary benefits that aren't easily quantified.
So that is why.

Seriously, why make a process to get the cost reduction when in the US, the cost reduction is already right in front of you: subsidized, lowered fares. How they do it here different from that is just stupid. Scrap the damn tax credit thingy, subsidize and lower our damn fares. Sick of paying more for shitty service than Americans do for good service.

No excuse to not subsidize because of funding issues. Canada is NOT A POOR COUNTRY.
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 1:06 pm
So that is why.

Seriously, why make a process to get the cost reduction when in the US, the cost reduction is already right in front of you: subsidized, lowered fares. How they do it here different from that is just stupid. Scrap the damn tax credit thingy, subsidize and lower our damn fares. Sick of paying more for shitty service than Americans do for good service.

No excuse to not subsidize because of funding issues. Canada is NOT A POOR COUNTRY.
The reason the US subsidizes fares so greatly is because public transit is underutilized in most American cities. The ttc is already over capacity at rush hour and we need to increase capacity before we can lower fares to increase transit usage. If we did this now, it would become even more difficult to use the ttc.

One thing we could do as an alternative though is have lower off peak fares. Transit is underutilized in this city outside rush hour, and reducing fares off peak would end up filling vehicles which would otherwise run emptier, which could actually increase revenue.
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How frequently do the trains come during rush hour? One way of solving overcrowding is to increase the number of trains per hour. Some lines in the London Underground have a frequency of 36 trains an hour (one train every 1.6 minutes) during rush hour.

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