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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2019, 12:02:30 AM »

I don't think I've even heard of a metro area having two, non-interoperable transponders anywhere else.

Miami comes to mind - Rickenbacker Causeway does not take SunPass (which all the other toll roads in the area do), but they do have their own "C-Pass".
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2019, 12:43:01 PM »

I don't think I've even heard of a metro area having two, non-interoperable transponders anywhere else.

Miami comes to mind - Rickenbacker Causeway does not take SunPass (which all the other toll roads in the area do), but they do have their own "C-Pass".
C-Pass is not accepted anymore; Sun Pass is.
https://www.miamidade.gov/parks/rickenbacker.asp
https://www.sunpass.com/en/tolls/tollsSunPass.shtml

EDIT : This just shows non-interoperability is not a sealed fate. It just takes some political will and a reasonable motive (whether engineeral or economical).
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2019, 12:42:28 AM »

I don't think I've even heard of a metro area having two, non-interoperable transponders anywhere else.

Miami comes to mind - Rickenbacker Causeway does not take SunPass (which all the other toll roads in the area do), but they do have their own "C-Pass".
C-Pass is not accepted anymore; Sun Pass is.
https://www.miamidade.gov/parks/rickenbacker.asp
https://www.sunpass.com/en/tolls/tollsSunPass.shtml

EDIT : This just shows non-interoperability is not a sealed fate. It just takes some political will and a reasonable motive (whether engineeral or economical).
we need an senator or congressman to get hit with the insane rent a car toll fees to force change.
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2019, 11:22:05 PM »

I don't think I've even heard of a metro area having two, non-interoperable transponders anywhere else.

Miami comes to mind - Rickenbacker Causeway does not take SunPass (which all the other toll roads in the area do), but they do have their own "C-Pass".
C-Pass is not accepted anymore; Sun Pass is.
https://www.miamidade.gov/parks/rickenbacker.asp
https://www.sunpass.com/en/tolls/tollsSunPass.shtml

EDIT : This just shows non-interoperability is not a sealed fate. It just takes some political will and a reasonable motive (whether engineeral or economical).

...and in Quebec, for sure, a politician having some political will and a reasonable motive at the same time will definitely be accused of corruption.
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2019, 03:58:44 PM »

On a off-topic sidenote, here an overview of the new Champlain bridge filmed last May.
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2019, 09:55:27 PM »

So, I drove up to Montréal today for my June work trip.

From what I could see, it looks most of the signage is up on the new bridge, but they were working on installing the safety barriers at the apex of the new bridge, where it crosses over the seaway.

I couldn't tell for certain from my vantage point, going into the city while trying not to be smushed by a semi that just didn't want to stay in his lane, but I wouldn't be surprised if there is still some work to be done to configure temporary, much less permanent, ramps for the interchange on the south side of the bridge.  On the Montréal side of the bridge...I can make an educated guess on how they will be reconfiguring exits, based on some currently-covered signs, and some currently-visible signs on closed roadways.

Has a new opening date been announced?   I'm guessing that this evening's crossing might have been the last time I'll get to drive the old bridge northbound.  I'm looking forward to not repeating the experience.  :)
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2019, 08:51:04 AM »

https://www.985fm.ca/nouvelles/politique/226850/primeur-le-pont-samuel-de-champlain-ouvrira-un-premier-troncon-le-24-juin

New bridge opens northbound the morning of 24 June, and southbound on 1 July.  Opening ceremony is 28 June.
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2019, 09:57:01 PM »

Anyone up for a quick Montreal trip on the weekend in between?
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Re: Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2019, 10:52:15 PM »

The bridge opened (one way only so far) as advertised today, per the evening news on local TV here in Toronto tonight. They didn’t have any interesting pictures, though.
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