Friday, September 23, 2016
I was on the Milton train a couple of weeks ago and there was a lady sitting beside me crunching down on an apple. Annoying but fair. She jammed the core down beside the seat. A couple of days later she was at it again. This time, just throwing the core on the floor. Quite rude and inconsiderate.
USING A GARBAGE IS HARD Y'ALL!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I was on the train and these guys came on with a tv and #wii and plugged them in and started playing. And then got off half an hour later. I'm pretty sure handheld gaming devices exist... But this works too #supersmashbros #gamesonatrain #gotransit
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Transit planning experts call what we do to get home from a GO station "the last mile". Incredulously, the route I take to the GO station in the morning is not the same route I take home. It doesn't exist. The local buses travel only in one direction, which means they "loop". So if I wanted to find my way back to the corner bus stop I left in the morning, I would have to endure a 1 hour and 23 minute long bus ride through most of Oshawa and down from the north end of Courtice. No thanks. So I take a GO bus home from the station and my husband picks me up from Highway 2. My time for the trip home from the GO station clocks in under 27 minutes. If he's unavailable, I walk two kilometers home. Everybody I know, who lives in Courtice and takes the GO train, drives to and from the station. I used to know two other people who chose not to drive but they've both since moved.
The "last mile" (a term), popular among transportation planners, describes the dilemma posed by transit systems that are able to move people over longer trips, but offer few solutions for carrying passengers the relatively short distances between transit hubs and commuters’ homes or destinations.
The Toronto Star has more on this issue.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Woman, outraged that her son's school is converting all washrooms to non-gender specific, uses a washroom that hasn't cared about gender in years
Midway through the conversation she got up and disappeared into the washroom of the train.
I'm sorry, what was she arguing about?
#GoTransit - not caring about your bathroom gender needs for over 40 years #pioneer #allthepee #genderequality pic.twitter.com/NNPA84f8RA— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) September 14, 2016