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In the news: Friday, January 29, 2015



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

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YRT revises services, February 2



York Region Transit is revising dial-a-ride services along the 32 Aurora North and 84 Oak Ridges routes, starting Monday, February 2




Toronto Transit Commission meets, February 2



The Toronto Transit Commission is holding a special meeting to review the TTC and Wheel-Trans 2015 operating budget and the TTC’s 2015-2024 capital budget next Monday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The commission is the TTC’s board of directors. It oversees matters of policy and planning, building, maintaining and operating the TTC system and expanding its services and facilities.

Commissioners include City of Toronto councillors and members of the public.

The meeting takes place in Committee Room 2 on the second floor of City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.




In the news: Thursday, January 29, 2015



Updated — 3:40 p.m.


Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • Hamilton Spectator article, “Pop-up entrepreneurs pitch McMaster student booze bus to Toronto”, here.
  • MyKawartha.com article, “Council approves a 3.3 per cent tax increase for 2015”, here.
  • MyKawartha.com article, “New task force will review the future of Kawartha Lakes rural transit”, here.
  • Peterborough Examiner article, “Drop Parkway planning spending from 2015 Peterborough budget, opponents urge City council”, here.



In the news: Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe



No subway service, St. Andrew to Union,
this weekend, January 31, February 1



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Although the TTC recently opened a second platform at Union subway station, work still continues on the project.

Ongoing work requires it to completely close the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway line between Union and St. Andrew Stations this weekend.

All day Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, subway trains operate between Downsview and St. Andrew Stations and between Finch and Union Stations.

Since you can’t travel by subway between Union and St. Andrew Stations, the TTC advises you to to exit the University - Spadina leg of the subway further north than St. Andrew to avoid crowds. If you are traveling as far south as Union, transfer at Queen’s Park, St. Patrick or Osgoode Stations to eastbound streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton, 505 Dundas or 501 Queen routes, then transfer again at College, Dundas or Queen Stations to the Yonge leg of the subway.

Of course, streetcars operating along the 504 King route continue to connect St. Andrew with King Station.

You can also transfer from streetcars operating along any of those routes to buses operating along the 6 Bay route to travel to Union.

If you’re paying by cash or ticket, make sure you get a paper transfer where you pay your fare to show the streetcar or bus driver, when you board or TTC fare inspectors if you’re riding streetcars with all-door boarding.

Regular subway service resumes Monday, February 2.

For passengers who require accessible transit between Union and St Andrew stations, an accessible Wheel-Trans vehicle will be available. Ask any uniformed TTC employee at either station for directions on where you can board Wheel-Trans.

The TTC has scheduled more weekend closures between the two stations, so that it can complete the project before the Pan Am / ParaPan Games this summer. It plans to close this section of subway:

  • Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15; and
  • Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1.



In the news: Tuesday, January 27, 2015



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • 900 CHML commentary, “Questions remain about apparent L-R-T commitment”, here.
  • Bradford Times article, “Town proposes shuttle bus service for seniors”, here.
  • Hamilton Spectator article, “Mayor says Hamilton has provincial support — behind closed doors”, here.
  • Raise The Hammer post, “Mayor, Premier Out of Synch on Rapid Transit Funding Commitment”, here.
  • Simcoe.com article, “[Innisfil] Council inches forward on public transit, calls for public consultation costs”, here.
  • Simcoe.com article, “Annual tax hikes taking toll on Innisfil taxpayers, councillor says”, here.



GO raises fares, February 1



At its meeting Thursday, **December 11, the Metrolinx board of directors approved GO Transit’s proposal to raise its fares, starting Sunday, February 1, 2015. By increasing fares, GO says, it can “continue to provide a high level of customer service while improving and expanding service to meet increasing ridership demand.”

Since GO fares vary, depending on how far each passengers travels, the cost for a single adult ride, when using a paper ticket would increase incrementally:

  • a 10-cent increase on the minimum fare of $5.20;
  • a 30-cent increase on fares between $5.21 and $6.50;
  • a 40-cent increase on fares between $6.51 and $8.25;
  • a 50-cent increase on fares greater than $8.25.

From Union Station, for example, the minimum fare only applies to a trip along the 01 Lakeshore West line to Exhibition GO Station.

Fares between $5.21 and $6.50 apply, for example, to train trips from Union Station:

  • along the 01 Lakeshore West line to Mimico, Long Branch and Port Credit GO Stations;
  • along the 09 Lakeshore East line as far east as Rouge Hill GO Station;
  • along the 21 Milton line line as far west as Cooksville GO Station;
  • along the 31 Kitchener line as far northwest as Etobicoke North GO Station;
  • along the entire 61 Richmond Hill line to Richmond Hill GO Station;
  • along the 65 Barrie line as far north as Maple GO Station; and
  • along the 71 Stouffville line as far northeast as Agincourt GO Station.

Fares fares between $6.51 and $8.25 apply, for example, to train trips from Union Station:

  • along the 01 Lakeshore West line to Clarkson and Oakville GO Stations;
  • along the 09 Lakeshore East line to Pickering and Ajax GO Stations;
  • along the 21 Miltonline to Erindale, Streetsville and Meadowvale GO Stations;
  • along the 31 Kitchener line to Malton, Bramalea and Brampton GO Stations;
  • along the 65 Barrie line to King City and Aurora GO Stations; and
  • along the 71 Stouffville line to Milliken, Unionville, Centennial, Markham and Mount Joy GO Stations.

Fares greater than $8.25 apply, for example, to train trips from Union Station:

  • along the 01 Lakeshore West line to Bronte GO Station and beyond;
  • along the 09 Lakeshore East line to Whitby and Oshawa GO Stations;
  • along the 21 Milton line to Lisgar and Milton GO Stations;
  • along the 31 Kitchener line to Mount Pleasant GO Station and beyond;
  • along the 65 Barrie line to Newmarket GO Station and beyond; and
  • along the 71 Stouffville line to Stouffville and Lincolnville GO Stations.

You can use the GO fare calculator to determine how much you’ll be paying to ride after Friday.

GO is also using a similar scale to increase fares for children, students and seniors.

For most passengers who use PRESTO fare cards, the cost for each ride on a GO bus or train increases by about 5 per cent.




TTC intends to make PRESTO available
on all streetcars by the end of 2015



The TTC and Metrolinx are planning to let passengers use PRESTO fare cards throughout the TTC system a year ahead of schedule. Under this plan, TTC riders would be able to use their PRESTO cards on all subways, buses and streetcars by the end of 2016.

They intend to:

  • Mobilize their resources and vendors to enable riders to use PRESTO cards on the TTC as quickly as possible;
  • Make PRESTO available at 26 subway stations by July 2015, increasing the number of stations with PRESTO functions from 15;
  • installing PRESTO devices beside the front doors of all older streetcars by the end of 2015. (Accomplishing this involves Metrolinx receiving support from the TTC to divert the equipment it had originally scheduled for the new streetcars, which have been delayed, to the legacy streetcars.)
  • enabling PRESTO on the TTC’s bus fleet so that passengers can use PRESTO cards on all buses by the end of 2016;
  • bringing new fare gates to all TTC stations;
  • first deploying PRESTO services that are the same as what’s available on other transit systems in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton, then adding other functions, such as enabling passengers to pay by credit and debit cards, to later releases;
  • allowing passengers to use PRESTO cards at all 69 TTC subway stations and throughout the entire TTC by the end of 2016.

Metrolinx and the TTC say they’re committed to making sure that PRESTO is available across the TTC system as quickly as possible while maintaining quality and ensuring a positive customer experience.

PRESTO is available at these subway stations:

  • Bloor - Yonge;
  • College;
  • Don Mills;
  • Downsview;
  • Dundas;
  • Finch;
  • Islington;
  • Kipling;
  • Queen’s Park;
  • Spadina;
  • St George;
  • St Patrick;
  • Union;
  • Yorkdale;
  • York Mills.

You can also use your cards aboard streetcars operating along the 510 Spadina route.




In the news: Monday, January 26, 2015



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

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