Subways Most Effective Transportation in GTA When one is living in an exceptionally crowded city and wants to commute from place to place, an easy, quick and safe transportation is necessary. Since time is of the essence, it is important that the government creates a transport system that reduces overcrowding on the road and highways. Throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), traffic congestions and overpopulation results in a traffic problem that spirals out of control. Toronto’s shifting demographics reveal the population’s ever-increasing demand in the next ten years and the need to access jobs, transit and downtown attractions over housing affordability and space in the suburbs (James 2010). As a result, the government hopes to provide the general public with suitable access to public transportation, allowing people to reduce congestion and commute times on the road. The lack of convenient rapid transportation throughout Toronto causes inconsistency, since people are constantly travelling to different destinations. Consequently, subways are the best form of transportation because it provides the most convenient service, allows Toronto to generate large investments and will be a catalyst for development and growth of the city. Subways provide the most sufficient and effective services to its citizens, which allows people to commute quickly, safely and effectively. With gas prices rising and jobs becoming scarcer; commuters are hoping to find an effective way to get to work without driving a car. Due to the constant need to travel, it is necessary to invest in an infrastructure that will be able to carry plenty of passengers persistently throughout the course of the day. The road congestions in the GTA are continuously crowded, resulting in travel delays and an increased chance of vehicle collisions. Toronto’s subway lines and extensions have a great advantage because it will provide passengers more rapid transit options and services to areas that are currently crowded and in high demand for it. The subway effectively saves time for passengers because it runs frequently—every two minutes during rush hour and every five minutes at other times (Subways, n.d.). Consequently, large impediments to speed due to traffic while commuting around Toronto with a car or Light Rail Transit (LRT) can be very stressful and nerve-racking to many individuals. Drivers are susceptible to stress, carelessness and road rage, thus becoming a large issue on the limited road space. A simple extension can save an average passenger over an hour per day and could perhaps even give months of their life back (Burda 2013). In contrast, subways are built below-ground level, resulting in less roadblock and congested roads and as a result, decreases the rate of car accidents. It reduces the congested roads because they are immune to problems such as, following the city’s law on traffic light prioritization. Subways do not infringe on preciously scarce road space in a city that is not building anymore roads. It is able to carry large capacities of people underground, away from traffic and at very high speeds. Due to its construction underground, subways are protected from the majority of harsh Canadian winters, resulting in less winter maintenance in comparison to other public transportation that travel on the roads. Therefore, subways may not only be reliable but it also endows safety to its passengers because it is built underground and does not interfere with street traffic. Moreover, Toronto’s investment for subways is an important component that will effectively impact the development and the welfare of populations. Subways are efficient in the Greater Toronto Area, thereby providing an economic and social opportunity to the markets and to those seeking employment. Poor transportation systems gradually reduce the economic costs because it is not effectively transporting passengers and becomes wasted funding, resulting in a missed economic…
The Psychology of Rail
As a former resident of and frequent visitor to New Bedford, I attended the neighborhood forum hosted by Buddy Andrade a few weeks ago with great interest. The commitment by the speakers to their communities was plain to hear and feel. Their deep appreciation for the history which forged the different parts of New Bedford into the city it is today was an obvious source of pride.
Some felt that pride was not shared by the city’s younger residents. As an amateur urban historian…
Having Lunch at Subway
A good chain restaurant should be consistent with everything in each outlet. Subway is no exception. Going to each store should be the same experience as any other. From the cleanliness each store to the flavors of the sandwich when it’s done exactly the way you like it, consistency should be key in a truly successful chain. When choosing a place that is reliable, Subway is a generally a good value and offers healthier options…
Natalie Sagar Real Estate: An Analysis of Toronto Neighborhoods
Client Background: Sarah is a 28-year-old, white Caucasian, McMaster
University graduate who moved to Hong Kong for 5 years working as an apprentice.
In HK, Sarah met her husband John who is 30 years old and Chinese ethnicity. Sarah
and John both have a steady income of $100,000 each, adding to $200,000 per year.
Sarah has been guaranteed a secure job in downtown Toronto, and John has been
granted a transfer…
using electricity to transmit sound. Several lawsuits over the true inventor of the device followed, but Bell ultimately won.
Image: A photograph shows four early incandescent electric light bulbs mounted in a row on a board for display.
Thomas Edison develops an improved incandescent electric light bulb. Among Edison's numerous other inventions were the phonograph, an improved telephone, and a motion picture camera.
Image: A blueprint drawing from a patent application shows the first…
24, April 2013
The production of high-speed rail (HSR) has commenced within the United States; primarily in the Central Valley. The economic contributions are allegedly going to help the U.S. fallout of the national debt; throughout the production of this modern form of transportation. Although, it has worked well in other countries America has different components in its particular economic model, it is unlikely to have the same economic contributions…
height (on platforms, embankments, bridges)
with metal equipment or liquids.
Conductor rails (third rails)
provide trains with up to
750 volts DC. The live rail
is raised on insulating pots.
Cables attached to these rails
must be considered to be live
Make sure you and anything you’re holding doesn’t come
into contact with a conductor rail. You must stand 300mm
(1 foot) away from the third rail.
Make sure you:
use insulated tools, troughs and appropriate PPE
take extra care when working…
Cricket in the Greater Hamilton and Surrounding Areas
Cricket is a popular sport among immigrants from the South Asian and Caribbean communities. Children and youth from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Caribbean are the primary participants in cricket within the greater Hamilton and surrounding areas. With the demographics in Hamilton significantly changing in the past several years, the city…
Light Rail in Kansas City
There are many people in Kansas City who oppose a light rail for numerous reasons. The most prominent reason that most people oppose the light rail is because they do not want to have an increase in taxes. Others oppose it simply because they do not feel that a light rail is necessary. But when you go downtown to areas such as Power and Light you end up paying a high price to park and normally end up walking quite a ways to get to your destination. A light rail…
height of Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) from a light area and a dark area?
This investigation was designed to compare the height of Pteridium aquilinum in a light area and a dark area of Rushy Plains, Epping Forest and to establish if light intensity does have an effect on the growth of Pteridium aquilinum, commonly known as Bracken. From my research it was clear that the height of Bracken is affected by abiotic factors, other than light intensity, such as: soil moisture, soil temperature…