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Toronto proposes 10-minute bus service

Posted on August 21, 2009

On Friday, Toronto Transit Commission staff released a report that will be considered at the Aug. 26 Commission meeting entitled "Transit City Bus Plan," which proposes improved service and reliability on its city-wide bus network, including service every 10 minutes all-day, every day on 21 key bus routes.

In addition, the plan outlines improved bus service to every 20 minutes in 2011 and 2012 on all other routes, up from the current 30 minutes. Working with the City of Toronto's Transportation Service Department, the plan also proposes an increase in transit signal priority at 1,150 intersections, as well as an additional 10 queue jump lanes at busy intersections.

New and improved express service will also be introduced on many routes. Last November, the TTC introduced the single largest increase in bus service to its network with 30 minute or better bus service, matching subway hours, seven-days-a-week.

The "Transit City Bus Plan" is a long-term plan, with implementation over the next five years and beyond, adding an additional eight million trips per year. The plan calls for a capital investment with Toronto of $77 million between 2010 and 2014, as well as an increase in operational expenses of $52 million by 2015 to ensure TTC customers have reliable transit service, regardless of where they live in Toronto.

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