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  1. The article is not accurate. This is just a series of maps produced by TTCriders showing what would happen if all routes with less than 4,000 daily riders were cut. This is not official. It’s worth noting that three of the routes shown (49, 50 and 105) are duplicated by routes from other agencies. Given that one of the conditions of the additional funds is to work with Metrolinx on fare and service integration, I would expect to see service on those three corridors restructured (with TTC coordinating operations with MiWay and YRT) to eliminate the duplication of service.
  2. I wouldn’t put two much faith in what BlogTO says. It is all speculation at this point. On the topic of microtransit, I question if any of the TTC’s conventional routes meet the conditions for microtransit to be more efficient that conventional fixed-route services. According to Jarrett Walker, a transportation consultant, demand-responsive transportation systems rarely carry more than 5 passengers per vehicle hour (see link), which I can’t imagine too many routes meet. The most plausible locations for demand-responsive transit (depending on ridership) would probably be for routes that service areas with only one or two points of access, where the route it is replacing is the ‘last mile’, and does not compete with another fixed route. Examples could include the 55 (only trips starting/ending in warren park, to avoid competing with the 35), the 93 (only trips to/from Parkwoods village, and not within walking distance from the 91), or the 162 (only for trips to/from the Bridle Path). https://humantransit.org/2019/08/what-is-microtransit-for.html I find the requirements for discussions regarding different governance models to be more interesting, and I hope that it leads to better coordination across municipal boundaries. Such changes could lead to efficiency gains by addressing corridors where service is duplicated, such as on Bloor West, Burnhamthorpe, Dufferin North, Don Mills and Victoria Park.
  3. I believe it’s common for them to show up on 5. Believe Mt Dennis has two morning trippers there.
  4. From what I have heard (from operators), it has to do with the fact that the TTC now prefers to use street changes (instead of short-turns) to get vehicles back on time when they are running late. Operating routes out of a single division gives supervisors maximum flexibility, as it ensures that all operators on the route are qualified to operate all bus models on the route. For example, in the case of the 95 York Mills, Malvern operators may not be trained on the VII diesels, and Wilson operators may not be trained on LFS hybrids. This would impose an operational constraint, as it makes certain street changes impossible compared to keeping the route at one division.
  5. TTC 1312 on 7 (21 Run). 3413 on 52 (29 Run). 3496 on 52 (71 Run) 1576 on 352 (71 Run, replaced 3496 around 2:15). 3131 on 124 1336 on 54 1312 on 7 1308 on 511 3411 on 506
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