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TTC to upgrade bus stop info

Bus| September 6, 2012
In an effort to improve customer service, the Toronto Transit Commission will upgrade its bus stops, testing new designs for bus stop poles and the maps in its shelters.

TTC driver calms riders while trapped by power line collapse

Bus| August 21, 2012
Was praised for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus after a crane collapsed on the street, trapping the bus under a fallen pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires.
Rail| July 18, 2012

TTC rail suicide hotline making a difference

During the first year of the agency’s suicide prevention program, the number of suicide-related incidents on Toronto’s subway system fell to 13, half the number that occurred in 2010.
Bus| June 29, 2012

Toronto’s $30B upgrade plan rejected

The Ontario government won't back Toronto's new OneCity transit proposal, because it would require legislative changes and the congested city can't afford any further delays, officials say.
Rail| June 11, 2012

Toronto marks completion on first mile of boring

The new tunnels represent one complete section of the twin tunnels that will connect the future Sheppard West and Finch West Stations. The tunnel boring machines named "Holey" and "Moley" bored the tunnels.
Rail| May 17, 2012

2012 Top Rail Projects Survey

New additions include streetcar projects in New Orleans; Cincinnati; and Washington, D.C., totaling $490 million. True high-speed rail projects like California’s still fail to crack the list due to escalating costs.
Rail| March 7, 2012

New Toronto commission to debate subways

The Toronto Council's decision to reconstitute the commission came in the wake of the move by a group of Ford loyalists to fire the TTC GM Gary Webster, who had spoken out against Ford's subway plan at a special council meeting last month.
Bus| February 21, 2012

TTC plan to ax transit chief could cost $500K

Webster, whose contract ends next year, is expected to fired after a special TTC meeting. The move would cause a major shakeup for the transit commission, amid a dispute over the best way to expand transit in the city.
Bus| January 9, 2012

Toronto Transit head goes undercover as transit worker

TTC chair Karen Stintz spent 10 days posing as a transit worker for the reality show, Undercover Boss Canada, and said it gave her a new appreciation of what employees experience as they do their jobs.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Toronto Transit redesigns Metropass to help blind riders

The “clipped” edge at the top-left corner of the pass indicates the direction the pass needs to be swiped at a turnstile for smooth, fumble-free entry. The new design was advocated by the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation to assist blind and visually impaired transit users.

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