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TTC passes two-hour transfer policy giving more leeway to students
The Toronto Transit Commission passed a significant policy today, allowing a two-hour transfer when using PRESTO. The policy passed 6-1 during today’s public transit meeting at City Hall with Councillor John Campbell being the only to vote against the proposal. The TTC estimates that the new policy will add... Read more
TTC CEO Andy Byford speaks of optimism and change for the next 5 years
After half a decade of growing pains, TTC CEO Andy Byford reflected on the last five years and what’s to come at the Toronto Region Board of Trade on Jan 7. In 2012, a newly-appointed Byford set out with the five-year vision to make the TTC “a transit system... Read more
TTC proposes increased fares in 2017
(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons) The TTC is proposing an increase to fares for the sixth year in a row. The 10-cent increase comes as the transit agency faces a struggle to balance their books with lower ridership numbers and increasing operating costs. The TTC has released a report... Read more
TTC commemorates Honest Ed’s with station installation
By Alyssa Croezen and Fallon Hewitt Skedline reporters attended the official launch of the TTC’s temporary art installation at Bathurst Station honouring Honest Ed’s. These are some images that were captured at the event. Click the link below for the full photo story. Honest Ed’s tribute by Alyssa Croezen... Read more
TTC sexual assault stats raise awareness
By Fallon Hewitt and Devon Imrie Information obtained by the Toronto Star shows there have been 577 reported incidents of sexual assault on TTC property and vehicles between 2011 and 2015. The figures were released after a freedom of information request was made by the newspaper. The figures come... Read more
Jan. 21 – TTC Board Meeting
Skedline.com reporters Mehek Mazhar and Lauren Courtenay attend the monthly Toronto Transit Council meeting in which the new subway extension is discussed. Read more
John Tory’s budget proposes major transit overhaul
There may be some new changes to Toronto’s transit system in the coming months. Earlier this week, John Tory put forward his budget proposal to City Council which featured expansions to transit service. Last Monday, Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle announced a $95 million investment that will aim... Read more
Streetcar blockade causes TTC delay
Humber students reject “ridiculous” TTC fare hike
As a commuter school, Humber College students will feel the brunt of TTC’s latest proposed fare hike – and they’re not happy about it. The fare hike was announced by John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle the day before city council’s first budget meeting under the new mayor. This... Read more
TTC audit shows millions lost in unclaimed bus warranties
(COO of Bus Maintenance Garry Shortt reviews his notes at Monday’s TTC meeting./Photo by: Deanna Grant) TTC commissioners heard at Monday’s transit meeting that an audit shows the agency  has lost  $4 to $5 million a year from bus warranty claims that were not made. Skedline reporter Deanna Grant... Read more