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  1. TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    Why does this even matter? It's not like the novas received are like 5 years old. They are still getting new buses.
  2. TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    Looks like Queensway is short on buses
  3. I wish they would separate the MDBF of the hybrids from the novas. There is no way we can tell what bus model is performing well and what not. It seems like they purposely want to hide something. I would not be surprised if they move the oldest at Eglinton starting from 8620s to Bmount instead. The did that with Queensway too. This will reduce issues with new deliveries at Bmount. The 2017 Bmount novas are delivered to Eglinton allowing this to easily happen. It will be interesting to see if the remaining 7900s actually move away from Arrow. They still are the preferred buses to be dispatched on the 191. Arrow will probably lose all it's hybrids this year. Maybe Queensway and Arrow will trade their 7900s for novas. The remaining novas will head to MtD or Wilson. Malvern will be stuck with most of the NG hybrids?
  4. TTC in the news

    The Mississauga Transitway sits entirely on Mississauga land just north of the avenue ROW. The bridge repair that just occurred in the past summer at Eglinton/Etobicoke Creek was a City of Toronto project. The speed limit was also reduced to 60 km/h under John Tory's pedestrian safety program. This all points to Toronto having full control of the street.
  5. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    http://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Commission_reports_and_information/Commission_meetings/2018/January_18/Reports/7_TTC_Service_to_Bluffers_Park.pdf The report is here. They better designate it as it's own route with advertisement or people will get confused if it's a branch of the 12 Kingston Rd.
  6. TTC Service Changes

    Local councilors have been asking for a night bus service on the 46 Martin Grove but reality is this route will perform very poorly. Once past 8pm the route pretty much could runs express between from Kipling Station to Eglinton. The riders south of Rathburn could take the 45 Kipling. The route offers service for two groups of people, a feeder bus for people between DIxon and Eglinton to the subway and local service for people between Steeles and Eglinton. All riders north of Finch will take the 191 instead as it's faster and much more frequent. Overnight, people between Eglinton and Dixon can take either the 332 or 352 providing a 15-20 minute walk to night bus service. As mention above, the 396 Wilson night bus already provides service north of Westhumber Blvd. The only missing serviceable areas are the industrial area between Rexdale and Dixon (which a few people might take) and south of Eglinton to Kipling Station (probably close to nobody). TTC already done this analysis and knows a 346 night bus route will perform very poorly.
  7. TTC in the news

    This sounds about right. It's a similar situation along Eglinton from Renforth to Etobicoke Creek. You will notice the street lights and street name signs are in Toronto standards.
  8. TTC in the news

    Do we eliminate all midblock stops cause people might decide to cross the road?
  9. Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    They promised 63 by the end of last year so 4462 and 4463 might be well underway or they're buffing.
  10. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I often see Bay being a mess south of Queen. It's completely gridlocked in afternoon peak. The 6 runs bad enough with 40 ft. Artics would make it worst in my opinion when they reduce the number of buses. Buses would run faster than streetcars in gridlock traffic if operating on POP with optimal load when the roadway ahead of the intersection doesn't clear up every cycle. This is seen a couple years back with the 29 Dufferin being converted to artics during a construction period. Buses waited for multiple lights to get through cause they are longer. In addition, all artic routes received additional running time cause they can't make the running time scheduled for a 40 ft bus with the increase dwelling time at stop. They also would have ran out of artics for both the 6 and 63 with unexpected additional running time being added during the implementation period.
  11. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Too much traffic. These artics will block intersections like Adelaide and Richmond. It's already bad enough there just being a 40ft bus. TTC isn't making the best out of their artics. 80% of the fleet sits at the garage on weekends. Wilson artics are pretty heavily used while Malvern only has the full fleet in action during rush. The mileage is probably so imbalanced on the fleet with Wilson artics having triple the amount of mileage as a Malvern artic now.
  12. TTC Service Changes

    Hold it, stop! Leslie, Bayview and Martin Grove would carry about 5 people per round trip. The 25-30 min headways past 11pm should be a good indicate these routes would be polluting the environment than actually getting people to destinations.
  13. PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    I tried taking the TTC to Weston GO station, got on the UPX and got off at Bloor GO. Shortly I walked to Lansdown Station and the gates wouldn't accept my presto card (yes I have money). So what's the big deal, you simply can't use the card again on the TTC within the previous TTC transfer time window? The worst is they are suppose to charge again for but not deny your entry to the station.
  14. Streetcar News

    There would be ice on the wires today due to the warmer temperature. Maybe that affected the decisions?
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