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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-12-11 08:52 PM
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Budget could squeeze TTC (Toronto) commutes

from the Toronto Star:





A proposal to alter the TTCs crowding standards could put the squeeze on the commutes of the growing numbers of Torontonians who ride the transit system.

A report on Torontos core service review, released Monday by the city manager, also proposes charging a premium fare for Blue Night bus service and pushing more Wheel-Trans users onto the regular system.

According to transit workers union president Bob Kinnear, the recommendations amount to a war on commuters, low-wage workers, the disabled and the environment.

The TTCs standard for what constitutes a crowded bus based on the average number of people per hour riding a particular vehicle was improved to 48 riders from 53 between 2004 and 2007. Regularly exceeding that number should trigger an increase in service on that route. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1052569--budget-cou...



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