The TTC will implement several service changes on March 25, 2012. These are mostly in response to growing demand on the bus network, although this also includes slightly better service on the Bloor-Danforth subway at weekday midday and early evening.
Actual average loads for current service and the projected values following the changes are no longer included in the memoranda issued by TTC Service Planning. This means that we cannot see how close to the line ridership is, or to what degree it already exceeds service standards.
Correction: The average load information has been moved to a completely separate section of the service change memorandum, and I did not catch this.
Updated: The table of service changes linked here has been updated with the loading information.
Although many services will improve, the amount of service to be operated falls within the currently-approved budget. Looking further out, the budget includes the usual summer reduction in service levels, but there is provision for increases in the fall. By November, the TTC will be back at a service level slightly better than in January, just before the most recent round of cutbacks. That is on an overall basis with cuts in some services and loading standards going to pay for improvements elsewhere.