Tag Archives: transit

Putting the brakes on the car tax

Stick this in your tailpipe you right-wing nut jobs: this pinko is glad the car tax is dead. Toronto’s Personal Vehicle Tax was one of the most unfair and ridiculous taxes possible.

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Buses cannot serve downtown Toronto

Under crush load numbers, it would take 476 buses to replace our 195 streetcars, just to maintain our already pathetic level of service in the core. This is just to replace the existing fleet.

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My comments to the TTC Advisory Panel

The TTC advisory panel website is now live! To celebrate, I spent my lunch hour airing some grievances on my cell phone. —– To: Customer Service Advisory Panel Date: Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 2:22 PM Subject: Public Feedback: Streetcar …

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Feel like complaining? I know I do

If you follow me on twitter, you know this morning had me fuming about the poor service on Toronto Transit. The Ontario government’s recent gutting of transit funding is still echoing in my mind as I stand in the rain …

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Does buying a Metropass make sense?

NOTE: This post has not been updated as of the January 1, 2012 fare increase. For more up-to-date information, please jump to Metropass economics: 2012 edition. As a result of a conversation with a coworker recently, I decided I should …

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We need more options for TTC funding

Toronto’s transit system has a lot of now well-publicized problems, but what it needs more than anything is a steady source of non-political revenue. This can’t be achieved through one-time politically sensitive government handouts. In short, since the Ontario government is not willing to provide the region with guaranteed, sustainable transit funding, Toronto should seek that funding elsewhere.

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299 Bloor, call control

With info from http://www.uer.ca/forum_showthread_archive.asp?fid=3&threadid=1936 If you’ve spent any kind of time on Toronto’s subway system, especially if you’re a daily commuter like me, you’ve likely heard numbered codes being broadcast over the system’s public address system. The most common of …

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