Category Archives: Bus Technology
The Toronto Transit Commission met on March 27. This wrapup includes comments on: Purchase of Articulated Buses The CEO’s Report for March 2013 The Gateway Newsstand Contract Priorities for Subway Station Elevators The Leslie Barns project, and the streetcar system … Continue reading
Update 2 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:00 am: Additional information from presentations and debates at the Commission meeting has be added to this article. The Toronto Transit Commission will meet on Monday February 25, 2013. This month’s agenda … Continue reading
Recent press coverage of the opening salvos in Toronto’s 2013 budget process tell us that the Budget Chief, Mike Del Grande, is trying for another year in which he, the Mayor and the City Manager dictate a zero percent increase … Continue reading
NOW magazine’s Ben Spurr reports that the TTC will award a contract to Nova Bus for 153 articulated buses. The award is already shown on the TTC’s website with a date of August 2, and this will be confirmed by … Continue reading
The newly reconstituted Toronto Transit Commission will meet on Friday, March 30. This article reviews major items on the agenda.
Toronto’s budget debate for 2012 brought many issues of transit financing into the open thanks to an ill-considered proposal by Mayor Ford to cut transit operating subsidies by 10%. Recently the TTC put off implementing service cuts originally planned for … Continue reading
A recent Globe and Mail report explains how the TTC poured cold water on Rob Ford’s proposal to phase out streetcars and eliminate the Transit City LRT lines. The details behind this article were posted on the City of Toronto’s … Continue reading
In my previous article, I reviewed the TTC’s preliminary information regarding its Operating budget for 2011. Here I turn to the Capital Budget — the one that pays for major repairs, replacement vehicles and system expansion. Following this budget from … Continue reading
Back in 1959, General Motors introduced the GMC “New Look” model, and it was the mainstay of transit systems for years. Here’s what the advertising for it looked like in 1963.
Updated October 28 at 12:45 pm: A revised fleet plan appears on the Supplementary Agenda for the TTC meeting on October 29 as an appendix to a report regarding the purchase of new buses for 2011 and 2012 delivery. This … Continue reading