Category Archives: Scarborough RT/LRT
Updated May 7, 2013 at 9:30 am: The TTC has confirmed that the January 2013 cost estimate for the Scarborough LRT includes a $500m provision for a carhouse and yard. As previously discussed in this article, the yard is not … Continue reading
Update 2 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:00 am: Additional information from presentations and debates at the Commission meeting has be added to this article. The Toronto Transit Commission will meet on Monday February 25, 2013. This month’s agenda … Continue reading
This month’s TTC board meeting has a rather thin agenda. Whether that will lead to a short meeting is another matter. Updated January 22, 2013 at 8:30 am: Results of the meeting have been added to this article.
The coming TTC meeting agenda (which I will review in a separate article) includes a report on the technology choice for the Sheppard East and Scarborough RT lines. No, TTC staff are not having second thoughts (it’s not their decision … Continue reading
Forty years ago today, the TTC decided to retain its streetcar system. My comments are on the Torontist website.
Today’s meeting of the transit commission was expected to be a modest affair with approval of the Downtown Relief Line study’s recommendations, and a few other housekeeping items. What happened was a complete upending of the transit expansion policies we … Continue reading
Updated October 4, 2012 at 9:20 am: Mr reaction to the announcement yesterday that TTC would remain as “operator” of the LRT lines is on the Torontoist website. Although the TTC sees this as a “good news” story, I am … Continue reading
Back in 1980, the Urban Transportation Development Corporation (UTDC) had suffered the demise of their planned magnetic levitation train system in Toronto, and the “Intermediate Capacity Transit System” (ICTS) we know as the Scarborough RT had not yet been foisted … Continue reading
When OneCity was announced with much, if short-lived, fanfare back in June, the centrepiece of the scheme was a proposal for a Scarborough Subway. Toronto could have a full-blown subway to the heart of Scarborough at a small price, and … Continue reading