The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), GO Transit, Ottawa's OC Transport, and eight civil travel accomplices inside the GTHA embraced the outline and advancement of a consistent provincial travel farecard framework (Presto) in view of contactless technology. Presto cards are
Toronto must further improve its public transit system. Firstly, improving transit reduces commute time as well as the amount of cars that are on the road. Secondly, people depend on public transit so an improvement would be a great convenience for many people. Lastly, the improvement of public transit will create less pollution in Toronto.
Everyday people in Toronto travel to places using public transportation. Without public transportation, we wouldn’t be able to go to places that are far away from us. We needed them in our everyday life but there are key problems that surfaces when using public transportation. Public transportation may seem convenient but for others it may not seem ideal for them from certain circumstances such as the cost, lack of transportation in a certain area and the delays. These make people not want to ride a public transportation which is why Toronto should improve on the public transportation to make the best interest for the people.
Public transportation provides numerous positive attributes to the community at large. It enhances personal opportunities by providing personal mobility and freedom, gives people transportation options to get to work, go to school, visit friends, or go to a doctor’s office, provides access to job opportunities. It saves fuel and reduces congestion, provides economic opportunities and drives community growth and revitalization. Statistically, every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, every $10 million in capital investment in public transportation yields $30 million in increased business sales, every $10 million in operating investment yields $32 million in increased business sales, and from 2006-2011, residential property values performed 42 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency service. Public transportation saves money and reduces gasoline consumption. According to APTA’s transit saving report, a two-person household can save, on the average, more than $10,174 a year by downsizing to one car. Public transportation use in the United States saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually and households near public transit drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles than households with no access to public transit. Public transportation also reduces the carbon footprint in that its use
Transportation in the region has a long and successful past. However, public transportation has consistently taken a back seat to the personal automobile. There has been a strong core of persons who rely on public transportation to achieve mobility, and governmental
The Opal card is a contactless smartcard that is the new centrepiece of the new electronic ticketing system implemented by Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS). It allows the user to top up a balance either through manual loading (via Opal top-up machines), or linked to a credit card. This balance is used against Opal card readers to scan where the trip begins and ends, automatically calculating the fare and deducting it from the balance on the card. In the event that the trip has been started, but not finished (scanned only once within a day), a default fare will be charged to the card. The Opal card needs to abide by the Identification cards - Contactless integrated circuit cards (ISO/IEC 14443) standard, depicting its physical dimensions (85.60mm × 54.00mm × 0.76 mm), radio frequency (13.56 MHz), anti-collision processes (bit-collision detection protocol) and transmission protocols (half-duplex block transmission protocol). This new ticketing system would be gradually introduced throughout the greater Sydney region, across all 190 stations of the Sydney train network by 28th March 2014 and then further extended to include “52 more stations on the South Coast Line to Wollongong, Port Kembla and Bomaderry, as well as the Southern Highlands Line to Goulburn” by April 4. (McKenny, 2014). It will need to accommodate more than “304 million passengers per year, averaging at about 1.5 million trips each working day” (PRWEB, 2014)
Additionally, the Australian government should also take steps to avoid the usage of personal vehicles by the people. The subsidies on personal vehicles should be stopped on an immediate basis to encourage the people to use public transport (Hodge et al., 2008). As a result of this, the people are more likely to walk from one place to another through the public transport vehicle instead of sitting in their vehicle from home with no scope of physical work (Randolph and Viswanath,
We surveyed the current seniors of Coventry’s senior center to better understand their transportation needs, preferences, and their feelings about the current transportation that is available for them. With the results we have concluded that their biggest concern for not using WRTD/ Dial-a-ride is their lack of reliability.
Over the last few decades South-Central Ontario has progressed from a Toronto based employment industry to a large geographic region with numerous amount of economic activity centres, employment and population (Transportation development strategy report, 2012). Due to the high increase in urbanization and urban sprawl, there is a high travel demand that is very dispersed throughout the GTA. Future population and employment growth in major urban centres will result in an increase in travel demand for both local communities and movement of goods between the areas located within the Golden Horseshoe (Transportation development strategy report, 2012).
An analysis by SGS Economics and Planning claim that ‘over five million Australians experience insufficient public transport and urban congestion on our outer western suburbs’. Mr Fowler said, “If it isn’t placed in a timely manner, we will fail society into the future. Working too far from home, decreasing employment, increasing sickness and mental stress are all signs of this. It’s not a loss of productivity in terms of producing something, it’s a loss of productivity in
The Sydney Metro Northwest or North West Rail Link falls under the issue of Land and Water Management. The aim of this Research Action Plan (RAP) is to investigate the implications of the North West Rail Link on the residents of the Hills District by focusing on 3 main aspects: their thoughts on this project, the advantages as well as disadvantages for them.
Public transportation is serious need of a massive overhaul in this nation. We are in desperate need to catch up to the European standard of public transportation in this country. In Europe, citizens can travel across cities, bodies of water, and even counties with their state of the art public transportation system. Europeans are not nearly as reliant on cars and oil as the United States is because they have the much more practical option of taking the transportation provided to them by the government to where ever they need to go. They have set a model that the United States needs to strive for and meet in the near future.
Public transport has become very easy to use, with applications that you can download onto your smartphone, you can know exactly when your bus or train will arrive at your bus stop. Science and technology have really improved the efficiency, comfort and ease of access associated with transport.