Video from CodeRedTO LRT Information Session

A friend of #CodeRedTO, @HiMYSYeD, kindle recorded much of our transit information session on May 3rd at the Agincourt Library near Sheppard and Kennedy. Not everything was captured so be sure to join us at a future event!


Part 1: Introductions, rules for fairness (0-6 mins), How Did We Get Here (6-16 mins) (Total: 16:56)

Part 2: Presentation on Light Rail for Sheppard and around the world, from TTC’s David Nagler (Total: 24:02)

Part 3: Vehicle comparison, Roadway comparison, Left Turns, Vehicle Speeds, Overall Travel Time
(no video – slides downloadable in a previous post)

Part 4: Real Travel Time Example, plus Costs Comparison (Total: 5:12)

Part 5: What is being built, when, and common concerns
(no video- slides downloadable in a previous post)

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