Looks like we should be expecting to see Artics running on Toronto streets in the coming years. The following is a question and answer from a Toronto Star session with Gary Webster:
http://www.thestar.com/news/transportation/article/1054522--answers-to-your-questions-about-the-ttcQuestion: Has the TTC ever considered ordering articulated buses in the fleet? If overcrowding is an issue then these larger buses can carry more people without hiring more operators, which is a win-win for everyone. The TTC used to have them and ran on routes such as 29,37, 129 which come to mind. In fact, a lot of routes can tolerate these buses.
Answer: The TTC is, in fact, looking very closely at articulated buses and has some money in its 10-year capital budget for them. We will be looking at fleet needs around buses over the next few years and in 2014 will very likely recommend the purchase of what are called â€œartics,â€ assuming all technical specifications can be met. Their reliability has greatly improved over the years, one of the reasons we abandoned artics in the past, so weâ€™re hopeful we can augment our fleet with a new generation of artics in the coming years.