My friend Bob Brent put together a spreadsheet listing many TTC operating and financial statistics for 1988, and 1996 through 2005. Our ridership high came in 1988 just before the early 90s recession. Service was mercilessly slashed in the nadir of 1996 thanks to funding cuts.
By 2006, we may just barely get back to the 1988 ridership level, but funding is another matter.
Those of you who love mulling over numbers will have fun here, but I will talk a bit about the highlights. Continue reading