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The TTC seems like it is collapsing

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

  1. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

  2. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  3. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    I thought it was cause of thinking like, "If you don't have an aerospace and big people moving transportation infrastructure in your country, are you really a country??" lol!

    This puts a bit of a national security/national pride motivation around the good things that come from supporting business interests which in turn support higher level Canadian jobs requiring special skills - big mix of things there including richer tax base, trying to get a higher mix of higher skilled jobs, stability for Canadian families in the network of direct and indirect jobs supported by a company like bombardier.

    Plenty of decent motivations alongside more cynical ones

    Take your pick.
     
  4. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    It is sad because from an innovation and design perspective, Bombardier is very good. But went it comes to implementation, delivery, and business strategy they fall flat.

    BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) that makes snowmobiles etc is pretty much separate and actually very well run.
     
  5. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Maybe they can just make one really long streetcar that reaches from the Beach to Roncesvalles and be done with it.
     
  6. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    I still don't understand why in this day and age we are not travelling cross the city by Trebuchet.
     
  7. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    I guess my question is - why DO we need an aerospace industry, like a big one?

    Why couldnt we just buy from other countries? Plenty of others do that. I just wonder if the conventional wisdom is just a carryover from a time when it made more sense, like early Cold War days right.
     
  8. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Why couldn't the foreign engineering co's open up a shop here? Like they offered to do when they subb'd their RFP on the streetcars, only to learn they were never really in the game to begin with...
     
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  9. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

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  10. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  11. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

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  12. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    I stopped reading at "The Forum Research survey,".
     
  13. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    What's with them?
     
  14. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Why most commuters can’t get cellphone service on the Toronto subway


    Cellular service became available in parts of Toronto’s subway more than three years ago, but only customers of Freedom Mobile can use the service. None of the dominant carriers, including Rogers, Bell and Telus, has signed on to give their subscribers service on the subway. Bell, the only national carrier to comment in any detail for this story, suggested the reason for the delay was because it wasn’t able to build the underground network itself. An Australian-based company won the contract from the TTC in 2012 to wire up the subway.
     
  15. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  16. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Training your dog to open the gate is very cool.
     
  17. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  18. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Come 2021, American cities will be able to look to New York to determine whether traffic can be reduced if you tax it.

    • Cars and trucks will pay fees,based on the time of day and day of week, to enter Manhattan south of 60th street. (Passenger cars will only be charged once per day.)
    • The fees will be set by the same authority that runs the subway, with the cash intended for much-needed capital improvements (including that subway).
    • Flashback: Michael Bloomberg tried and failed to make this happen a decade ago.
    The big picture, by Axios' Felix Salmon: This isn’t really about cars at all, it’s about the subway. So long as the subway was working, congestion pricing couldn’t get off the ground. The minute the subway started falling apart, congestion pricing started being possible. (Also, of course, getting Democratic control of the NY Senate was huge.)

    • Felix slacks: The main thing about the New York plan is it gives policymakers a dial they can turn. You just want to implement the mechanism in the first instance, then you can start worrying about the optimal price.
    What's next: "Congestion pricing, as New York has proposed, uses tolling to dissuade vehicles from entering certain districts during select hours," Axios Expert Voices contributor Jim Barbaresso wrote in March.

    • "Tolling [autonomous vehicles] could encourage shared rides and reliance on other transit options, which would keep congestion in check. It could also serve to replace funds from fuel taxes, which won’t apply to electrically powered AVs."
    The bottom line: Plenty of cities will be watching to see whether the potential gains from congestion pricing are worth the political headache that comes attached.

    Go deeper: Charles Komanoff on why exemptions from congestion pricing are a bad idea.
     
  19. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  20. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

  21. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    I see they're already claiming it'll be a public/private partnership... Sounds great, and thin on actual plans. Consider me dubious.
     
  22. Mondieu

    Mondieu TRIBE Member

    Pure distraction from the raping and pillaging already occurring under DoFo’s watch. He knows that no shovel will ever hit the ground on this and so does every Ontarian who’s knowledge of provincial/municipal planning and memory extends beyond four years.
     
  23. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Maybe they'll mandate a casino and Ferris wheel on every stop
     
  24. Mondieu

    Mondieu TRIBE Member

    Liquor and weed kiosks.
     
  25. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Dis train and dis strain is straight from de yarrrrrrrrrrrd
     
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