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    TTC in the news

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-nowhere-near-goal-of-full-accessibility-by-2025-review-finds-1.5049380 I don't know if the TTC is on track to meet that goal as well.
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    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    I am wondering if Queensway doesn't have enough bus to cover.. I know 6 cars (7900-7905) were transferred to the TPS, and just discovered 7936 is retired as well.. (so that means 7) And I thought all of the 8400-8617 are at Birchmount, but some of the fleets are now at Queensway.. I think it is 8406, 8428-8436, 8605-8617 That is 23.. So does it mean all or most of the 8400-8617 will eventually be transferred to Queensway once 7900-7979 and 8000-8099 are gone?
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Anyway, I am now writing a post to analyze the relevancy of the route name compared to the roads or neighbourhoods It will take few days, but it will be posted as soon as I finish.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I also think more people will remember the number rather than the name. 46 Martin Grove is ok because the majority of the route includes Martin Grove Rd. At least Scarborough is a well-known name and people can easily remember.. However, Lambton is just a small neighbourhood which is enough to cover only 1/10 of the route 30 Lambton.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I know it is a meaningless, but do not be allergic and overreact on my question. I don’t know about Cummer or York Mills, but I think 30 Lambton should be changed.. and it could be changed if that Junction area thing goes through. That is not a bad idea However, I don’t know if the TTC re-uses a route number which was scrapped. If 124 Sunnybrook is absorbed into 28 Bayview South.. The only problem is that 28 Bayview South doesn’t have high ridership so it might not be necessary to divide it to two branches
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    TTC in the news

    http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2019/02/build-relief-line-then-extend-yonge-subway-metrolinx-says I have same opinion since the city of Toronto itself doesn’t have enough transit infrastructure.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I know many cities in Europe including London doesn't have route names along with the number. However, many North American Cities have it.. like New York or Chicago. I don't know about Cummer or York Mills, but I do think 30 Lambton should be changed since the route name only covers a km of the route. Also, they had to change 123 Shorncliffe to 123 Sherway because it only covers about a km or two of the route, and a new branch which doesn't even go to Shorncliffe Rd.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Do you think some of those routes should be re-named? 30 Lambton This is one of few bus routes which has a name of the neighbourhood (not the road name). However, the neighbourhood of Lambton only covers between Humber River and Jane St, which is only about 1km out of 9km of the route. I know 40 Junction is also similar, but the neighbourhood of Junction covers little more than half of the route. I know route 108 Downsview was changed to Driftwood.. (Even though Driftwood Ave is just less than half of the route) Meanwhile 100% of the route 78 St.Andrew runs within the neighbourhood.. and 86 Scarborough runs within Scarborough, so it is reasonable. Also, there are many routes which has a name of the destination neighbourhood (like 115 Silver Hills, 124 Sunnybrook) The problem is the name 'Dundas' belongs to 505.. So Dundas West might not be a bad idea. However, if either 30 or 40 was running from Kipling to Dundas West Station, it could have been better to get 'Dundas West'. 42 Cummer As a matter of fact, the length of Cummer Ave of the route is only 4km long while McNicoll is about 10km long. So I think it might be better to change them to Cummer-McNicoll (Like 117 Alness-Chesswood) or just McNicoll. 95 York Mills Similar to 42 Cummer, The length of York Mills Rd of the route is 7km long while Ellesmere Rd is 14.1km. (And few hundred meter of Parkwood Village Dr) Maybe some people living in Scarborough might not be familiar with the name, and there are no buses with 'Ellesmere' as well. Many people will know the bus number, but not the route name. However, I think it could cause confusion in Scarborough because Ellesmere is more well known than York Mills.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Just a simple question. I know some Orion Hybrids are retiring nowadays.. and I am wondering why newer fleets are retiring earlier than the older fleets? I know bunch of 1700-1829 fleets are already scrapped and 1500-1689 is in the stage of being scrapped. Meanwhile, most of 1200-1423 fleets are still alive besides 1256 1295 1300 (which were retired unexpectedly). I am wondering why they are retiring newer fleets first.
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    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Looks like there is a problem at Islington Station Bus Bays.. Islington Station: 37, 50, 937 will be boarding at the north east corner of Islington and Bloor and 110 will be boarding at the south west corner of Islington and Bloor, due to roadway conditions.
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    TTC T1 Movement thread

    5000-5001, 5006-5007 is left alone at Wilson, do you know why?
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    PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    Well your claim does not make sense.. Many other cities who have similar system to Presto (Like Oyster in London, TMoney in Seoul) clearly displays remaining balance. And those systems do not have any delays as a result of that. And if your claim is true, many other transit systems with Presto should follow the same.. I think TTC is just trying to find leeways to avoid talking about higher cost to implement balance display, which was addressing about privacy and AODA issue.
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    PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    I still don't understand why they do not have a balance display.. I've used Miway, GO, YRT, and VIVA.. and all of them except for the TTC was showing my card balance. It is super inconvenient that I can't see my balance because you could end up being stranded if you don't find out you're running out of your balance. I heard it was about privacy issue, and why TTC has different translation about privacy compared to the other transit systems? I only see they are just making an excuse.. (I think it is mostly a cost issue rather than privacy)
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I live in Markland Wood and take 49 or 50 often. Therefore, I don’t really see those buses.. except I see some 32s when I have to drive to Eglinton.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I know.... l live in central part of Etobz and I only see new livery buses on 46 and 191 only. I think it is just a coincidence that Queensway was the first division to get presto readers, while they are also the lone division without new livery fleets.
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