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Doesn’t the planned 127 extension decrease reliability for people on St. Clair and Runnymede? I suggest that they scrap that plan and do something like a St. Clair bus from Caledonia to Scarlett, as that would increase reliability at Western St. Clair.

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Here is the link to the proposed service changes, for anyone that hasnt heard about them. 

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ttc.ca/TTC_Surveys/Junction_Area_Survey.jsp&ved=2ahUKEwiA_cDXvPXcAhUG7oMKHQvFDdgQFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0EwCoZBN2HJblRTmucVDVn

 

I think the 127 extension is a terrible idea for a few reasons. 

-it really wont speed up travel times. If you are going from st clair ave west to line 2, or anywhere on runnymede or scarlett, you now need to transfer. 

-if you want to go downtown from st clair ave west during rush hour, the 71A\79B to line 2 is almost certainly faster than taking the 127 across to spadina. I have driven on davenport at rush hour, and the traffic gets very bad.

-Eliminating the 71A is also bad for runnymede road riders, as it is normally the only bus coming south on runnymede at am rush that has room to board. The 71B and 79 are normally full by dundas street and dont stop after dundas unless somebody is getting off.

-the st clair & runnymede intersection is not a very nice place to wait for the bus or transfer at, espescially after dark. The city is also planning on putting a  homeless shelter at that intersection, so i dont think it will improve anytime soon. 

The only people the 127 extension really benefits are people on st clair west of runnymede (which is almost all industrial), pritchard avenue, and foxwell street that want to connect to the 512, or go to davenport road. 

 

There was also changes announced to the 30, 40, and 80. I think these changes make sense, and i did suggest these changes to them in the past. 

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The TTC got to stop drawing lines on the map. The longer the route, the lower the reliability it is. The 54 should have been split at Leslie/Lawrence. The 60 should be split at PV during rush hour. 35 Jane should be split at Eglinton. By splitting, they could run over lapping sections.

It's nuts how buses are always stuck at one end of the route at 5pm. Why are buses always so packed? They fail to mention that it usually happens after large gaps. One delay at one side messes up everyone's commute oppose to some of the riders. 

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On 8/17/2018 at 10:52 PM, Xtrazsteve said:

The TTC got to stop drawing lines on the map. The longer the route, the lower the reliability it is. The 54 should have been split at Leslie/Lawrence. The 60 should be split at PV during rush hour. 35 Jane should be split at Eglinton. By splitting, they could run over lapping sections.

People don’t like transfers. The more people use Presto the more data can be estimated on actual # of through trips at all times of day. To my mind the bigger issue in areas like the Junction is how to make buses move faster by managing traffic better, and whether VISION will make a material difference to vehicle/operator management so that buses are better spaced.

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