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The TTC seems like it is collapsing

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Im sick of the TTC getting the shaft.

    No one funds it the way it needs to be.
     
  2. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    The good thing is, we dug then filled in a line across Eglinton, and are now digging one all over again.
     
  3. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    I also love wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on cancellation fees for projects we just end up doing later anyway FOR SURE

    It goes to show how much conservatives really respect the hallowed "taxpayer", to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for the privilege of halting work on critical transit infrastructure. Such far-sighted, prudent leadership from Mike Harris and Rob Ford.

    What - you gonna vote red, or worse, socialist orange??

    Go ahead and burn a pile of taxpayer money while you're at it! Will give you pinkos a good head start.

    I know who's really looking out for my wallet!
     
  4. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    I can balance my pocketbook every month - why can't the government??

    amirite??
     
  5. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    AFAIK, Presto uses NFC. They should be able to implement tap to pay with a firmware update, in fact, they do have plans for it*. Paying for a single fare from a bank/credit card or Android/Apple Pay shouldn't be too hard since it's charged directly to the credit card or bank. I think where they would have issues is loading a balance to a mobile device. Since it's a decentralized system there would have to be a way to keep track on the balance. I don't know what the new gen solved this issue.


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  6. Littlest Hobo

    Littlest Hobo TRIBE Member

    It's pretty crazy that a DRL will take 20 years and billions. Perhaps the TTC should explore Innisfil's lead and try something new using Uber or Lyft.
     
  7. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member


    I believe there was a non-Presto solution that the TTC was interested in that was orders of magnitude cheaper than Presto because it didn't require an infrastructure to support a Pay Card which is essentially managing a separate currency albeit simple one. It used bank cards/credit cards with NFC chips and mobile payment options that already have their own backend. It was in the hundreds of millions range instead of billions
     
  8. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    I guess the real issue is Metrolinx and Toronto not really being able free to chart its own course.

    The real play would have been to convince Metrolinx to go this way outside of toronto too but there's reason to have plenty less faith in that organization.

    There needs to be a regional plan but these guys always shit the bed.
     
  9. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    I don't see in colours.
     
  10. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    On here, It's what you do most.
     
  11. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    They're all comments on that observed by others.
     
  12. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Wickedken: Blue Good Red Bad.
     
  13. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    The problem is you don't know which is which.
     
  14. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Nah.
     
  15. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

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    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  17. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  18. rave jedi

    rave jedi TRIBE Member

    Just curious, what's the "best" TTC app people have been using here? I just noticed the TTC website has recently added an app to their site which they never had before until this month. Anyway, I just added it to my phone now, so I really don't know how good it is.

    Transit
     
  19. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    MonTransit



     
  20. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    CityMapper if you like a lot of information in one app but it may be too much information for some.
     
  21. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  22. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  23. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

  24. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    What's up with the TTC subway murder today????
     
  25. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    People at my office are freaked out. $1B for gates.
     

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