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Just Another D(el)ay: Updating Toronto's New Streetcar Saga

LFLRV #4446 makes its way down from Thunder Bay
September 28, 2017 4:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The saga of Toronto's new streetcars keeps moving along (slowly, albeit). When the TTC placed the order in 2009, it specified that Bombardier Inc would deliver 204 Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles ... read more

Waterfront Transit 'Reset' Consultation Reveals New Details

The Study Area for the Waterfront Transit Reset
September 25, 2017 11:58 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In November 2015, Toronto City Council directed City Staff, the TTC, and Waterfront Toronto to work together on a unified vision for Toronto's waterfront. Unlike previous attempts at a transit ... read more

TTC's Five New Express Bus Routes Are A Hit With Riders

The TTC's 5 new Rocket express bus routes
August 31, 2017 1:26 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In March 2016 the TTC introduced five new express bus routes along major corridors across Toronto, adding to the six already in operation. The ridership numbers are in, and four of the five routes ... read more

Good News / Bad News for Scarborough Transit

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
August 25, 2017 10:07 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Scarborough transit observers received both good and bad news this week. Determining which is good and which is bad, however, depends on your point of view and whether you're a member of Team ... read more

TTC Fare Gates Coming to Eight Downtown Stations this Fall

Fare gates at Bay Station, image via screenshot of TTC news release video
August 24, 2017 3:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The TTC has released details on the first part of their final push to place new paddle-style presto-enabled fare gates into the remaining 25 station entrances which still have traditional ... read more

"The First Spike": Metrolinx Laying Tracks for Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx laying tracks for Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project
August 9, 2017 6:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Most Canadians have probably seen Alexander J. Ross's famous photograph of the Canadian Pacific Railway's chief financial backer, Donald Smith, pounding the last spike of the railroad at ... read more

TTC Pushing for Major Expansion of Express Bus Services

June 8, 2017 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At its upcoming June 15th meeting, the TTC Board will consider a proposed expansion of express bus service throughout the City of Toronto. The recommended plan calls for a multi-phase service ... read more

Scarborough Residents Frustrated With Subway Plans

Extension plans for TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre, Toronto
May 11, 2017 4:50 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
If you thought everything would be sunshine and roses for Scarborough transit riders after Toronto City Council approved extending the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway to ... read more

TTC renaming Downsview Station as "Sheppard West" in May

April 21, 2017 11:06 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare let Juliet poetically wonder aloud. More prosaically, we wonder whether the TTC's Downsview Station will smell--or, at least, seem--the same with a new name. The ... read more

Replacing the Scarborough RT: A Tortuous Timeline

April 4, 2017 5:17 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week Toronto City Council voted (again) to support the detailed planning and design of the Scarborough Subway extension as a replacement for the aging Scarborough RT. The vote was the latest ... read more

Province, Cities To Proceed With Kipling Regional Bus Terminal

Province moves ahead with Kipling Regional Bus Terminal
April 3, 2017 6:52 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Government of Ontario is partnering with the Cities of Toronto and Mississauga to build a new regional bus terminal at the Toronto Transit Commission's Kipling Station. Ontario Minister of ... read more

TTC: Accessibility Upgrades Coming to St Patrick Station

St Patrick Station, TTC, Accessibility, Toronto
March 31, 2017 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of its efforts to meet the Province's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act of 2005, the TTC's Easier Access Plan is in the process of improving accessibility across ... read more

Scarborough Subway Extension Inches Closer To Reality

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
March 29, 2017 10:52 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Rob Ford would be happy to know that Scarborough is a bit closer to getting "what it deserves", since Toronto City Council has again voted to proceed with a subway to Scarborough Centre. (The late ... read more

Fare Integration: Comparing the Options for Better Transit Fares

Beijing's fare payment machine, using a map-based user interface
March 9, 2017 6:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the modified status ... read more

Fare Integration: Creating a 'Fair' Transit Zone System

Fare Zone Map featuring larger zones
March 7, 2017 4:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Throughout this fare integration series, we have looked at the various options that Metrolinx is proposing, one of which is fare by zone. One of the issues that we touched on briefly in the fare ... read more

Fare Integration: The Balancing Act—Keeping Fares Attractive

Short (Green), Medium (Blue), Long (Red) trip distances from Queen station
March 1, 2017 5:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the Modified ... read more

Previewing the TTC's Future York University Station

TTC, Public Transit, Subway, Stations,
February 24, 2017 5:46 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Looking up from the concourse to the glass wall beside the amphiteatre, image, Jack Landau Although the TTC's future York University Station sits on the campus of one of Canada's largest ... read more

Fare Integration: Option 4 - Fare by Distance

Presto reader mounted at the rear doors of a TTC bus, uncommon on other GTHA sys
February 23, 2017 6:27 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), ... read more

Fare Integration: Options 2 & 3 - Zone and Hybrid Fare Systems

Current GTHA transit providers and potential future fare zone boundaries
February 22, 2017 5:40 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and Part 2 ... read more

Fare Integration: Option 1 - Modifying the Status Quo

February 21, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Part 2 of the series ... read more