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During the protest which occupied the Morning Star & Goreway intersection for three days buses were on detour around the intersection and using a temporary on-street loop on Corliss Cres. since access to the Westwood Square Terminal was also supposedly blocked.  MiWay had only posted detour notices (that I saw) on Monday and did not post them on Tuesday.  It was interesting watching the buses make their own loops via Darcel and Brandon Gate.  You'd think after 3 days they'd have figured out the detour.  The TTC had cut back its 52B LAWRENCE WEST to loop at McNaughton instead of detouring.  Brampton Transit didn't post any detour notices.  Here's the notice posted from the Peel Police twitter feed.

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UPDATE/EDIT: It seems they are still blocking the intersection (Transit55 was showing the buses inside the Westwood Terminal this morning, but it looks like that's since changed) and MiWay has revised the Service Updates page accordingly this afternoon:

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  • Rts servicing Westwood Mall terminal are detoured due to closure of Westwood Terminal and closure of Morningstar/Goreway.
Current
  • RT42 - L Goreway, R Etude, L Darcel. L Morning Star both directions RT11 - R Goreway, R Etude, L Darcel both directions RT24 - Etude, L Darcel both directions RT104 - Goreway, R Etude, L Darcel both directions RT7 - Morningstar, L Catalpa, R Brandon Gate, R Monica, R Darcel RT15 - Brandon Gate, cross Goreway, R Monica, Darcel to R Morningstar RT30 - Brandon Gate, cross Goreway, R Monica, R Darcel to R Morningstar RT 16 - L Monica, R Darcel, to R Morningstar
Current
  • RT42 - L Goreway, R Etude, L Darcel. L Morning Star both directions RT11 - R Goreway, R Etude, L Darcel both directions RT24 - Etude, L Darcel both directions RT104 - Goreway, R Etude, L Darcel both directions RT7 - Morningstar, L Catalpa, R Brandon Gate, R Monica, R Darcel RT15 - Brandon Gate, cross Goreway, R Monica, Darcel to R Morningstar RT30 - Brandon Gate, cross Goreway, R Monica, R Darcel to R Morningstar RT 16 - L Monica, R Darcel, to R Morningstar

What's the point of posting the updates under separate directions if they both display the same information?!  Technically, the turns would be reversed for the opposite direction.  Again, from what I was observing on Transit55 differs from what's listed here.  Perhaps they should come with a disclaimer for people waiting on the listed detour routing but not seeing a bus!  The routing to turn around isn't indicated either, meaning the drivers are free to choose?  That would explain the varied loops.

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Service Changes August 3, 2020

The following routes continue to be affected by COVID‐19:

Reduced schedules

  • Weekday – 3, 8, 9, 11, 29, 44, 46, 48, 68, 91, 109, 110
  • Saturday – 3, 26, 109
  • Sunday – 109

Routes temporarily cancelled

  • Weekday – 32, 37, 64, 67, 100, 107, 185
  • Saturday – 107, 110
  • Sunday – 101, 107, 110

Remove from COVID communication list for August

  • 61, all 300 school routes (not operating in summer)
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20 hours ago, TransferCutter said:

Service Changes August 3, 2020

The following routes continue to be affected by COVID‐19:

Reduced schedules

  • Weekday – 3, 8, 9, 11, 29, 44, 46, 48, 68, 91, 109, 110
  • Saturday – 3, 26, 109
  • Sunday – 109

Routes temporarily cancelled

  • Weekday – 32, 37, 64, 67, 100, 107, 185
  • Saturday – 107, 110
  • Sunday – 101, 107, 110

Remove from COVID communication list for August

  • 61, all 300 school routes (not operating in summer)

Other than the 61 (I don't recall if it gets a usual service cut in August) all the other routes here are the same as the existing COVID-19 service reductions.  Unless the 61 is poised to get it's service restored in August?  Then there's also the supposed truncation of the 103 HURONTARIO EXPRESS from Port Credit to Mississauga Hospital. 

Seeing as they'll need to replace the maps if that goes ahead, should they also remove or change the way the temporarily cancelled routes are shown?  They seemed to do a rather thorough job of replacing the maps when the 19 HURONTARIO was split as there's a notice at the top of the map which makes them easy to spot.  Usually with the smaller changes you'd still see a lot of outdated maps posted in the bus shelters.  Hopefully the full resumption of services coincides with the shift to the new Kipling Terminal and new maps will reflect the restored network and new routings.

Meanwhile, the protest in Malton has shifted to allow buses to enter Westwood but the intersection is still closed forcing detours that aren't posted or followed.

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A couple random observations since I started heading back to work and using transit again:

Must have been a new driver on the 68 TERRY FOX earlier this week.  Missed the turn onto Winterton and instead continued along Guildwood to Bristol, then on to Terry Fox.  There were no detour notices for the Winterton stretch.  The driver then served all of the closed stops due to construction on Britannia instead of the temporary stops outside the construction zone.

Per the no longer listed removed/relocated stops for the 2 HURONTARIO, temporary stops have been posted southbound at John and Hillcrest.  Cooksville GO has over a dozen bus platforms.  Between GO Transit and MiWay that still seems like a few platforms too many unless they're anticipating the station becoming a bigger transit hub for bus routes.

They've started posting the August system map in bus shelters with the truncated 103 HURONTARIO EXPRESS  and 6 CREDIT WOODLANDS routing on Square One Drive along with the notice about *mandatory face coverings above the map where the current Hurontario corridor restructuring notice is.

*Medical, age and ability exceptions made.

I know they want to get the word out about the face coverings, the resumption of fare payment and front-door boarding, but rolling it out nearly a month before the next Service Change seems like jumping the gun. 

Is the 6 CREDIT WOODLANDS being booted out of the CCTT altogether and has anyone else heard of what other changes they have planned for August?

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15 hours ago, Gil said:

has anyone else heard of what other changes they have planned for August?

 

7 Airport - Weekday - Southbound trip from Westwood Square will change from 1:34 pm to 1:31 pm

30 Rexdale  Revised - Weekday Saturday - Revised routing will no longer service Hull St between Derry Rd and Airport Rd Two stops will be missed

 45 Winston Churchill - Weekday - Southbound trip from Meadowvale Town Centre at 7:11 am will change to 7:13 am to provide a connection with route 109‐Meadowvale Express

103 Hurontario Express Revised - Weekday Saturday Sunday - Revised routing will end at Trillium Health Centre, (no longer providing service on Hurontario south of Queensway, to Port Credit GO Station) Service frequency: Weekdays: 10 minutes Saturday: 19 minutes Sunday: 24 minutes

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On 7/10/2020 at 4:31 PM, TransferCutter said:

7 Airport - Weekday - Southbound trip from Westwood Square will change from 1:34 pm to 1:31 pm

30 Rexdale  Revised - Weekday Saturday - Revised routing will no longer service Hull St between Derry Rd and Airport Rd Two stops will be missed

 45 Winston Churchill - Weekday - Southbound trip from Meadowvale Town Centre at 7:11 am will change to 7:13 am to provide a connection with route 109‐Meadowvale Express

103 Hurontario Express Revised - Weekday Saturday Sunday - Revised routing will end at Trillium Health Centre, (no longer providing service on Hurontario south of Queensway, to Port Credit GO Station) Service frequency: Weekdays: 10 minutes Saturday: 19 minutes Sunday: 24 minutes

There's no mention of the 6 CREDIT WOODLANDS rerouting at/around City Centre.  Any particular reason or are they just experimenting with increasing the coverage around Square One?  It'd make sense from the perspective of increasing access to Sheridan and thus a September start.  I don't get all of the extra turns on and off Duke of York when running entirely on Square One drive from Living Arts would make for more direct routing.

The platform departure screens at Erindale GO also appear to be installed at all platforms (train and bus) but not turned on yet.  They appear to TV/LCD screens which personally seems to be overkill when LED would work just as well unless they plan on running ads and news similar to the subway platform screens on the TTC.

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There's been a slight tweak with the relocation from Islington to Kipling (would this be a similar setup to Finch and Pioneer Village where the TTC have one facility and the other agencies have another?  Who retains ownership of the non-TTC terminal?) in the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan.  It's still ambiguously dated for Fall 2020, but the 26 BURNHAMTHORPE has been selected as the one route that will serve both Islington and Kipling.  Given Toronto's rules about having other agencies providing local service within Toronto, it will be interesting to see how they'll set it up.  Routing-wise I assume it will remain the same with the extra detour past Aukland westbound to serve the Kipling terminal.  Would all subway bound routes need to distinguish between Kipling and Islington or will they continue displaying "Subway" as their destination?

Seamless Connections with the New Kipling Station (Toronto)

Date: Fall 2020

Routes relocated from Islington Station to the new Kipling Station:

  • 1 Dundas / 1C Dundas-Collegeway
  • 3 Bloor
  • 11 Westwood
  • 20 Rathburn
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe*
  • 35 Eglinton-Ninth Line / 35A Eglinton-Tenth Line
  • 70 Keaton
  • 71 Sheridan-Subway
  • 76 City Centre-Subway
  • 101/101A Dundas Express
  • 108 Meadowvale Business Express
  • 109 Meadowvale Express

*This route will continue to travel to both Islington Station and Kipling Station

Meanwhile, on my way home I've been noticing more and more August maps throughout Mississauga with the notable exception at the City Centre Transit Terminal.  There are huge posters warning of the upcoming change to the 103 HURONTARIO EXPRESS which will only run from Brampton Gateway Terminal to Mississauga Hospital.  Just a thought, but once all of the road resurfacing at Cooksville GO is done and MiWay buses can enter and service the station, would the 103 be a candidate for entering the station rather than serving it from Hurontario?  The pedestrian layout seems simple enough and it would probably be safer than having people running across Hurontario (regardless of whether or not there's a green light) to catch the 103 northbound.

Finally, for the second time I had a driver on the 68 TERRY FOX miss the turn from Guildwood onto Winterton.  A couple had requested the Stapleford stop which is the first one on Winterton and the driver realized the mistake.  The couple got off just south of Bristol and the driver called dispatch to get back to route.  I know GO Transit has the option of displaying the route kinda like GPS on their units.  Is this available to MiWay?  It was still daylight when the error occurred, so I'd chalk it up to either unfamiliarity or inattention.  At least with the detour only one stop (Stapleford) was missed.

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Here's the entire list of service changes for August 3:

Changes to Service Starting August 3

On August 3, MiWay is changing service on several routes in response to evolving customer demand during the reopening phases of the economy and ongoing Hurontario LRT Construction.

The changes include:

  1. Route 103 Hurontario Express will be revised

  2. Route 30 Rexdale will be revised

  3. Some routes servicing major corridors will have increased passenger capacity

  4. Schedules will be reduced on Civic Holiday, August 3

1. Route 103 Hurontario Express will be revised

Route 103 Hurontario Express will be revised to travel along Hurontario between the Brampton Gateway Terminal and the Trillium Mississauga Hospital, seven days a week.

This route will no longer travel south of The Queensway along Hurontario to Port Credit GO, due to the anticipated reduction of traffic lanes south of the QEW in the upcoming months.

To travel to Port Credit GO, transfer from Route 103 Hurontario onto Route 2 Hurontario at the following Hurontario intersections: Burnhamthorpe Rd E, Elm Dr, Central Pkwy, John St, Dundas St and Paisley Blvd.

Learn more about the Phase 2 changes to the Hurontario corridor and how they will help minimize impacts to travel during Hurontario Light Rail Transit construction.

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2. Route 30 Rexdale will be revised

Starting August 3, the current detour routing on Route 30 Rexdale will become permanent.

Service along Hull Street between Derry Road and Airport Road has been removed, with alternate stops located less than 250 meters from the two stops missed. Stops missed:

  • Route 30 East – Stop 2938 at Hull Street and Derry Road will be removed from service. Use alternate stop 2783 located at Hull Street and Airport Road, only 100 meters east.
  • Route 30 West – Stop 2996 Hull Street and Airport Road will be removed from service. Use alternate stop 2784 located at Hull Street and Studley Street, only 250 meters west.
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3. Some routes servicing major corridors will have increased passenger capacity

Starting August 3, MiWay is adding larger buses on some busier routes to accommodate returning customers as the economy starts to reopen.

These routes include:

  • 2 Hurontario
  • 66 McLaughlin
  • 101 Dundas Express

4. Schedules will be reduced on Civic Holiday, August 3

On Civic Holiday, Monday, August 3, buses will operate on a holiday schedule. Due to reductions in ridership, service will be cancelled on the following routes:

  • 35 Eglinton-Ninth Line
  • 46 Tenth Line-Osprey
  • 48 Erin Mills
  • 68 Terry Fox

No mention about the rerouting of the 6 CREDIT WOODLANDS shown on the system maps slowly being rolled out across the City.  Did someone jump the gun for a later service change or did they accidentally copy it over from the June MiWay Five Plan map?  There's no notice on the individual route map or schedule either of the supposed change.

I'm hoping the repeated cancelling of holiday service on the same routes is just a temporary COVID-19 measure (cost-saving as well given the drop in ridership?) otherwise we're heading towards needing to distinguish between Sunday and Holiday service.  Transit Toronto seems to notice a distinction already:

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[Canada Day 2020 notice]

Holiday schedules. (Holiday schedules = regular Sunday schedules, except less frequent service along 13 routes: 1 / 1C Dundas, 3 Bloor, 5 Dixie, 9 Rathburn - Thomas, 10 Bristol - Britannia, 13 Glen Erin, 19 Hurontario, 23 Lakeshore, 38 Creditview, 39 Britannia, 48 Erin Mills, 66 McLaughlin and 110 University express.)

Also, MiWay is cancelling service along these routes: 6 Credit Woodlands, 28 Confederation, 35 Eglinton - Ninth Line and 68 Terry Fox.

Noticed this online as well:

We’re upgrading the PRESTO devices on our buses! The new devices have larger screens, but are designed to process one card at a time, so make sure you’re tapping only your @PRESTOcard card against the reader to pay your fare. For details, visit http://ow.ly/mgJt50AzY4q
 
 
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Finally, I've noticed they've begun removing the notices on buses that have taken seats out of use to maintain physical distancing on board.  With the requirement to wear face coverings it seems they've increased capacity to 100% seated.  The COVID-19 notices on the MiWay website keeps changing as evidenced by the dates, but they don't indicate what among the list of items has changed.  People I guess have become trained to leave an empty seat between them and another passenger as even though the signs were gone people were still distancing themselves.  Wonder what that will be like when the buses become more crowded.
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31 minutes ago, lip said:

Can the TTC take MiWay's old Presto readers? At least they actually provide useful information compared to the useless ones the TTC has installed.

According to the link in the tweet other GTA agencies who were the early PRESTO adopters are slated to get the new readers.  That should be enough for the TTC.  However David Lepofsky is probably waiting with a lawsuit against the TTC if they ever went that way.  The new readers should appease him, but I'm not sure how long it will be before the TTC gets them.

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They've finished up the east GO access road into Cookeville station and if they don't open up the internal roadway for MiWay buses to access the bus loop on Monday it should definitely be ready for the August 3 (which is a holiday, hence no service) Service Change.  I'm still struck at the nearly dozen bus platforms available.  Are they planning on through-routing the Hurontario corridor routes?  2 platforms for both routes along with 2 for the 28 CONFEDERATION would explain it.  Throw in the 91 HILLCREST and proposed 53 KENNEDY and a lay-by platform or two (MiWay and GO) and that should assign all of the bus platforms.  Will probably just have to wait for a revised detour notice for the current routes serving the station. 

Meanwhile, for at least 2 weeks now the westbound stop on Dundas at Aukland has been moved to the west side in front of the Tim Horton's/Wendy's while work is ongoing for the new Kipling Terminal.  It's likely related to the Six Points reconstruction with crews finishing off work on the curb lane to Aukland but there's no notice that the stop has been relocated.  The first time I noticed I had crossed out of habit to the stop at the northeast corner only to find it missing and then running to catch my bus down the street.  There are blanket notices for all routes through Six Points, but none specifically for the relocated stop.  Are they planning on just hoping Kipling Terminal will be open before they need to move the stop back?  The 26 BURNHAMTHORPE is supposed to serve both Islington and Kipling but the routing hasn't been confirmed/announced yet.

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3 hours ago, Gil said:

Meanwhile, for at least 2 weeks now the westbound stop on Dundas at Aukland has been moved to the west side in front of the Tim Horton's/Wendy's while work is ongoing for the new Kipling Terminal.  It's likely related to the Six Points reconstruction with crews finishing off work on the curb lane to Aukland but there's no notice that the stop has been relocated.  The first time I noticed I had crossed out of habit to the stop at the northeast corner only to find it missing and then running to catch my bus down the street. 

This has been ongoing since at least the beginning of June, if not earlier

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17 hours ago, bus_7246 said:

This has been ongoing since at least the beginning of June, if not earlier

It part of the remaining work to complete the Six Point conversion, with everything being completed this year. You got another 4-6 months before the New Kipling Hub opens.

I wouldn't be surprised if 26 use Kipling Ave both direction to service the Hub and then to/from Islington.

One option was to have the 26 E to follow the current route to Islington, but would require a 1 to go to Islington as well. TTC prefer one Mississauga route to Islington.

The plan for Islington calls for 2 TTC routes and One Mississauga route using 3 platforms only.

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17 hours ago, drum118 said:

It part of the remaining work to complete the Six Point conversion, with everything being completed this year. You got another 4-6 months before the New Kipling Hub opens.

I wouldn't be surprised if 26 use Kipling Ave both direction to service the Hub and then to/from Islington.

One option was to have the 26 E to follow the current route to Islington, but would require a 1 to go to Islington as well. TTC prefer one Mississauga route to Islington.

The plan for Islington calls for 2 TTC routes and One Mississauga route using 3 platforms only.

The PPUDO looks further behind than the new Terminal, then again, it doesn't require as much work so they could very well both finish at the same time.  The original structure has at least been moved back to its original location after all of the new tunnels have been completed.  Most of the infrastructure for the new Terminal appears to be in place with work continuing on the exterior facade.  They did ambiguously push the date of the opening from September to Fall 2020.  There is very little in terms of official construction updates from GO/Metrolinx so I'm basing this on my observations from my GO train trips through Kipling.

According to what's left of the MiWay Five Plan, in a concession to the TTC the 26 BURNHAMTHORPE is the only route that will continue to serve Islington.  The 2020 Service Map which says depicts the network in December once all of the changes have been made still shows the current Islington station service patterns.  I'm guessing that the 26 will continue on its regular routing into Islington and serve Kipling when heading westbound.  That would theoretically mean it could wind up serving BOTH stops at Dundas and Aukland!  Realistically one will probably be made redundant.  The Dundas one makes sense, but it also has amenities that the Aukland one doesn't (shelter, bench, garbage can) and due to space limitations can't.  One further potential complication would be anyone on the 26 wanting to transfer to one of the other routes at the Kipling Terminal unless the intra-Toronto service stipulation is waived.  I doubt they'd let passengers ride through Islington to get to Kipling unless it was booted out of Islington altogether and MiWay pushed the layover for the drivers to Kipling.

I'm also curious about the 20 RATHBURN routing into Kipling.  If a significant draw for the Toronto-bound passengers is the Loblaws at East Mall, then that would preclude it from running down Hwy. 427 to Dundas like the 76 CITY CENTRE-SUBWAY.  There's only one common stop between the 20 and 26 in Mississauga just east of Ponytrail unless Toronto will allow for transfers at Mill Rd.  Running the 20 down Kipling or possibly East Mall would solve the problem of getting to the Loblaws.

As for the future of the Islington bus terminal, hadn't the plans changed when the office building it would have sat under got nixed after losing the anchor tenant?  That would also imply that, assuming MiWay were to continue using one of the platforms, that the TTC would wind up sharing the other 2 platforms amongst the 4 routes (37 ISLINGTON, 50 BURNHAMTHORPE, 110 ISLINGTON SOUTH and 937 ISLINGTON EXPRESS). 

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On 7/25/2020 at 11:54 AM, mikenoza said:

Does anyone have an update for the 2020 XDE60s coming for September? What will interior look like, similar for express XD40s?

Will these buses replace the remaining 2008 D60LFRs?

I guess the interior  looks like similar that may have same seating layout as xd60 but more like express xd40s I guess. But it will be wider rear doors like 2017 xd40 and 2013 xd60. Can someone confirmed that?

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On 7/28/2020 at 3:30 PM, Gil said:

The PPUDO looks further behind than the new Terminal, then again, it doesn't require as much work so they could very well both finish at the same time.  The original structure has at least been moved back to its original location after all of the new tunnels have been completed.  Most of the infrastructure for the new Terminal appears to be in place with work continuing on the exterior facade.  They did ambiguously push the date of the opening from September to Fall 2020.  There is very little in terms of official construction updates from GO/Metrolinx so I'm basing this on my observations from my GO train trips through Kipling.

According to what's left of the MiWay Five Plan, in a concession to the TTC the 26 BURNHAMTHORPE is the only route that will continue to serve Islington.  The 2020 Service Map which says depicts the network in December once all of the changes have been made still shows the current Islington station service patterns.  I'm guessing that the 26 will continue on its regular routing into Islington and serve Kipling when heading westbound.  That would theoretically mean it could wind up serving BOTH stops at Dundas and Aukland!  Realistically one will probably be made redundant.  The Dundas one makes sense, but it also has amenities that the Aukland one doesn't (shelter, bench, garbage can) and due to space limitations can't.  One further potential complication would be anyone on the 26 wanting to transfer to one of the other routes at the Kipling Terminal unless the intra-Toronto service stipulation is waived.  I doubt they'd let passengers ride through Islington to get to Kipling unless it was booted out of Islington altogether and MiWay pushed the layover for the drivers to Kipling.

I'm also curious about the 20 RATHBURN routing into Kipling.  If a significant draw for the Toronto-bound passengers is the Loblaws at East Mall, then that would preclude it from running down Hwy. 427 to Dundas like the 76 CITY CENTRE-SUBWAY.  There's only one common stop between the 20 and 26 in Mississauga just east of Ponytrail unless Toronto will allow for transfers at Mill Rd.  Running the 20 down Kipling or possibly East Mall would solve the problem of getting to the Loblaws.

As for the future of the Islington bus terminal, hadn't the plans changed when the office building it would have sat under got nixed after losing the anchor tenant?  That would also imply that, assuming MiWay were to continue using one of the platforms, that the TTC would wind up sharing the other 2 platforms amongst the 4 routes (37 ISLINGTON, 50 BURNHAMTHORPE, 110 ISLINGTON SOUTH and 937 ISLINGTON EXPRESS). 

The only reason why a Mississauga bus was to go to Islington is the fact some 300+ riders live/work in that area and not to force riders to pay and extra fare for a one stop ride. 26 carries some of those riders, but they come from other routes.

If the 26 is to follow current route to Islington, then the bulk of the riders wanting to go to Islington will have to pay an extra fare for one stop going east. The 26 will service the Hub on its way out of Toronto and this will allow riders from Islington to transfer to other routes on the same fare.

The other thought put out there that 26 would use Kipling to/from the Hub to/from Islington or have a 1 do it.

The plan that surface after the fail office development has a new TTC station and platform next to CP line with a new traffic intersection where the current pickup/drop off area is now. The whole site is to be redevelop for affordable houses and how that will work is unknown at this time as well how TTC will fit in the plan.

There is to be only 3 platforms for the 4 TTC route as well Mississauga.

The PPUDO is basely done, but it the rest of the land for TTC Parking that way behind, as well on the Hub elevators and finishing. The parking for the PPUDO is what you find at GO station, but will be east-west setup, with the public using the west side and taxis the east side split in the centre. Acorn entrance/exit is the only access point to TTC parking lot, with Aukland been close once the new entrance is open

As for 20, the East Mall would be the prefer chose.

TTC Stops are to be install on the New Dundas with shelters considering there were none before.

Hope to have a look at the area in a few days if I have the time, since lack of time been a big issues for me theses days.

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Looks like MiWay is gradually switching to the time-of-boarding transfers that Brampton Transit has been using for a while now.  I had also noticed on some buses a separate slot for the driver to pass the traditional transfers through the bio-barrier to the passenger.

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1 hour ago, Gil said:

Looks like MiWay is gradually switching to the time-of-boarding transfers that Brampton Transit has been using for a while now.  I had also noticed on some buses a separate slot for the driver to pass the traditional transfers through the bio-barrier to the passenger.

The nice thing with printed transfers is only restocking when it is low versus with pre-printed transfers, operators are given a book of 50 and the transit agency having to plan around how much stock is needed. I once seen a 101E Dundas Express that had no books of transfers and simply told passengers paying with cash or ticket to explain to the next operator for the next bus being taken. 

I know operators cut them at a certain time from the start of their trip. Never forget they had to create new pre-printed transfers to cover the Monday to Friday 24 hour service. 

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This is more fair. I hated those transfers where it's 2h from the start of that bus route. So if you boarded a 19 at the final stop, you got like an hour left in your transfer even though you just paid you fare. Very stupid!

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Sept 7 service changes

The following routes are running with changed service (due to COVID‐19):

8 Cawthra – Reduced weekday service
9 Rathburn‐Thomas – Reduced weekday service
23 Lakeshore – Reduced weekday service
44 Mississauga Road – Reduced weekday service
46 Tenth Line‐Osprey– Reduced weekday service
48 Erin Mills – Reduced weekday service
100 Airport Express – Full cancellation
101 Dundas Express – Reduced service on weekdays (Service to UTM via Route 101;
101A will bypass UTM). Cancelled on Sunday.
107 Malton Express – Cancelled on weekends
109 Meadowvale Express – Reduced  weekday service
110 University Express – Reduced weekday service and cancelled on weekends
185 Dixie Express – Full cancellation All
300 school routes – Service dependent on decisions related to COVID‐19

GO shuttle routes – Full cancellation:
32 Lisgar GO
37 Creditview‐Erindale GO
64 Meadowvale GO
67 Streetsville GO

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MiWay will move into Stage 3 on July 31 and remove all passenger loading restrictions, effective August 4, 2020.

 

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On 7/30/2020 at 7:18 AM, Orion V said:

This is more fair. I hated those transfers where it's 2h from the start of that bus route. So if you boarded a 19 at the final stop, you got like an hour left in your transfer even though you just paid you fare. Very stupid!

It's a way I guess of incentivizing passengers to switching over to PRESTO vs. tickets/cash with tickets slowly being phased out.

On 7/31/2020 at 2:24 PM, TransferCutter said:

Sept 7 service changes

The following routes are running with changed service (due to COVID‐19):

8 Cawthra – Reduced weekday service
9 Rathburn‐Thomas – Reduced weekday service
23 Lakeshore – Reduced weekday service
44 Mississauga Road – Reduced weekday service
46 Tenth Line‐Osprey– Reduced weekday service
48 Erin Mills – Reduced weekday service
100 Airport Express – Full cancellation
101 Dundas Express – Reduced service on weekdays (Service to UTM via Route 101;
101A will bypass UTM). Cancelled on Sunday.
107 Malton Express – Cancelled on weekends
109 Meadowvale Express – Reduced  weekday service
110 University Express – Reduced weekday service and cancelled on weekends
185 Dixie Express – Full cancellation All
300 school routes – Service dependent on decisions related to COVID‐19

GO shuttle routes – Full cancellation:
32 Lisgar GO
37 Creditview‐Erindale GO
64 Meadowvale GO
67 Streetsville GO

Also

MiWay will move into Stage 3 on July 31 and remove all passenger loading restrictions, effective August 4, 2020.

 

Will the (temporarily?) cancelled routes finally be dealt with on the system map?  The opening date for the Churchill Meadows Community Centre has been pushed to "late fall".  The October 26 Service change could be a significant one if the move to Kipling coincides with the Churchill Meadows restructuring.    I'm guessing the reduced weekday service means the high school extra runs won't be added to the schedule.  There are a few other routes with extra runs as well that aren't on the list so I'm not 100% certain.  Do they still foresee the 185 DIXIE EXPRESS running to Dixie Mall if it is ever re-instated?

There are also a handful of other changes that don't get an implementation date but are shown as being in place for the end of the year like the 4 SHERWAY running two-ways along Queensway to Sherway with rush hour service to Dixie GO, 14 LORNE PARK(-ATWATER?) extension to Sherway via Dixie Mall, 51 TOMKEN extension to Dixie Mall via Dixie GO (I don't know enough about the current demand patterns around the current loop to weigh in on the loss of service on Stanfield), the 53 KENNEDY extension to Cooksville GO which should definitely be ready for September and the 87 MEADOWVALE-SKYMARK coming off the Transitway. 

Also, the 50 LISGAR-CHURCHILL MEADOWS turns off Lisgar one block short at Foxwood instead of Osprey on the current 39 BRITANNIA.  What's the rationale for this?  The 7 AIRPORT/24 NORTHWEST restructuring has also been deferred without a date.

Once LRT construction makes it to the Cooksville area, would running the 53 KENNEDY down Confederation be an option?  It would provide somewhat continuous service along Central Pkwy. across Hurontario.  The southbound routing via Elm as depicted will probably mean not having a stop near the Hurontario intersection in order to make the left turn.

The push for additional routes into Dixie Mall as work on the QEW/Dixie interchange gets into full swing.  Based on the plans I've seen for the interchange it may necessitate relocating the terminal.  Construction-related detours and congestion could also mean those changes get deferred until after the interchange is completed.

With the extension of the 14 to Dixie Mall and Sherway, the removal of the 5 DIXIE off Ogden to Dixie and the redevelopment of the Inspiration-Lakeview site I'd like to see the 8 CAWTHRA run to Long Branch instead of Port Credit.  At least once the development has started taking shape and people start moving in.

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With community centres closed I'm surprised it took this long to get these installed at CCTT.  (They could really use one at the south end of the Square One GO Terminal by the Union Station-bound stop as well!)  They'd be useful as well at other non-GO Transit stops like Meadowvale, South Common or Westwood.  I guess with the roll out of the PRESTO app it may not be so bad, but then again not everyone may have a smartphone or feel comfortable using the app to load up their cards.

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