January 31, 2011

TTC staff will bring a revised list of bus routes recommended for reallocation to its Feb. 2 Commission meeting. Of the 48 routes recommended for service reallocation – with savings allocated to routes where it will be needed most this fall – seven routes will now be restored entirely, and 19 will have partial service restored. Service was added to 28 routes Jan. 3 to reflect increased ridership at the end of 2010.
After a series of public meetings last week, and deliberations over the weekend, the criteria used to reallocate service have been revised. Originally, if a route or time period had fewer than 15 customer bus boardings per hour, it was recommended that service be eliminated, with the cost savings reinvested to routes where over-crowding was occurring.
The new criteria now states that where there are more than 15 boardings per hour at any specific time period, that service should be reinstated. As well, where there are 10 or more bus boardings per hour and the nearest alternate route is greater than 600 metres away, that service should also be reinstated. Low-ridership services with less than 10 boardings per hour are still recommended for reallocation
The revised list of routes and changes to time periods is attached.
There were 215 periods on all 48 routes – days and times – that were originally recommended for reallocation. Sixty-seven time periods have now been revised and service restored beyond the original staff recommendation. Of the 148 time periods that continue to be recommended for reallocation, 135 were added in November 2008 as part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy.
These recommended changes will result in savings of $4 million, down from the original $7 million that was projected in a staff report dated Jan. 12. Staff recommend that the savings be used later this year to address overcrowding that is likely to occur as a result of record-high ridership projected for this year.
NB: TTC Chair Karen Stintz will hold a media availability at 4:30 p.m. outside Committee Rooms 1 and 2, second floor, Toronto City Hall.

Media contact: Brad Ross, Corporate Communications, 416-393-3598, cell, 416-206-3727, brad.ross@ttc.ca


Proposed route changes – Revised

The following route changes are recommended for implementation on May 8, 2011. These changes affect 41 routes.

5 AVENUE RD – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

61 AVENUE RD NORTH – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

6 BAY – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

9 BELLAMY – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Service ending at 7:00pm Sundays, and holidays.

8 BROADVIEW – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

120 CALVINGTON – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.

20 CLIFFSIDE – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

42 CUMMER – Service east of Kennedy Road ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service east of Kennedy Road on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

127 DAVENPORT – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

105 DUFFERIN NORTH – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

26 DUPONT – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.

32 EGLINTON WEST – No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No 32A (Eglinton Stn-Renforth & Skymark) service west of Renforth on Saturdays.

15 EVANS – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

33 FOREST HILL – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

135 GERRARD – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

14 GLENCAIRN – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.

169 HUNTINGWOOD – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. Service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, service after 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, and service 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays replaced west of Victoria Park Avenue by 10 VAN HORNE route.

43 KENNEDY – 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday.  No 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service on Sundays and holidays.

30 LAMBTON – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

162 LAWRENCE-DONWAY – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

56 LEASIDE – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service west of Laird Drive to Eglinton Station Sunday/holiday daytime.

51 LESLIE – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

59 MAPLE LEAF – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

132 MILNER – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

116 MORNINGSIDE – 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ended Saturday, Sundays, and holidays.

62 MORTIMER – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

74 MT PLEASANT – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., every day.

103 MT PLEASANT NORTH – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

72 PAPE – 72A service south of Eastern Avenue to Commissioners and Union Station ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays, September-May.

101 PARC DOWNSVIEW PARK – Service Saturday and Sunday only, September-May.

167 PHARMACY NORTH – Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday.  Service ended Sundays and holidays

80 QUEENSWAY – Service ending at 10:00 p.m. east of Humber Loop, Monday-Friday. Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service east of Humber Loop on Sundays and holidays.

73 ROYAL YORK – 73B (Royal York Stn-Eglinton & La Rose) service ending at 7:00 p.m., every day.

76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH – 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

86 SCARBOROUGH – 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service on Sundays and holidays.

115 SILVER HILLS – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., seven days per week.

124 SUNNYBROOK – Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

94 WELLESLEY – Service west of Wellesley Station ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

112 WEST MALL – No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays. No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

98 WILLOWDALE-SENLAC – Service ending at 10:00 p.m. east of Sheppard-Yonge Station, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

96 WILSON – 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent or Thistle Down Boulevard ending at 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays

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