The past few weeks have been rather quiet for news, and I, along with half of Toronto, have been getting over a bad cold that dampened my enthusiasm for writing.
Very little of substance happened at the February TTC and Metrolinx meetings, and that’s why there was virtually nothing here about them.
Recently, I received the vehicle monitoring data for Queen and related routes for the months of December 2008 and January 2009, and I have just started to work on formatting it for analysis and comment. This period includes some truly appalling weather, as well as different approaches to line management. It also brings GPS location to the route (most of the time, most of the vehicles), and this has required some programming changes in the analysis software. (The data are still quirky, but in a different way.)
I hope to start publishing articles based on these new data in a week or two.
Meanwhile, work by Waterfront Toronto and TTC on the Queen’s Quay east line has surfaced after a long hiatus, and I hope to report on updated plans for this project soon.