As you will see below, I have posted detailed information on several days’ operation. These are extracts from a much longer paper that covers many aspects of the route in detail. Please don’t ask me to send you one because this is (a) still a work in progress and (b) the full collection of data and charts is quite large.
Still to come are:
- Charts comparing link times for various parts of the line over the month showing the similarities and variations by segment, time of day, and day of the month.
- A review of vehicle allocations (CLRV and ALRV) and change-offs.
In case you have lost the thread of where this is all leading, my aim is that the TTC make substantial improvements in understanding how it actually operates and manages its services. As a management tool, the information available from CIS for all routes has been more or less ignored for the decades since the system went into operation. Daily reviews of operations on major lines should be a matter-of-fact way to run the business, and strategies should be developed to deal with chronic and emerging problems.
Far too often, the catch-all excuse of “traffic congestion” and “mixed traffic operation” is used to justify inaction. Yes, there are traffic problems, but some of them can be addressed if only the TTC and politicians who claim to support transit would actually expend some of their “support” on changing the operation of traffic signals, parking regulations and enforcement.