TTC 2013 Capital Budget Part II: Bus Fleet Plans

This article looks at the fleet plans for the conventional bus fleet and for Wheel Trans over the 10-year period 2013-2022.

The lead time to procure new buses is considerably shorter than for rail vehicles (18-24 months vs several years), and this provides more flexibility in responding to changes in circumstances and/or policy regarding bus services.  What is striking in both of these plans is the slow rate of growth for the conventional bus fleet and the total absence of planned growth for Wheel Trans. Continue reading