The TTC is experimenting with changes to its signage for surface stops with trial installations on the 94 Wellesley bus route.
TTC’s Chris Upfold presented the new designs at the February 25th Commission meeting using a short PowerPoint which I have excerpted here.
The rationale for the new design is that existing stop poles are inconsistent in their display of information and format. This is no surprise given the evolution of stop treatment over the years, and the application of overlay stickers as needed to reflect changing services.
Update 2 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:00 am:
Additional information from presentations and debates at the Commission meeting has be added to this article.
The Toronto Transit Commission will meet on Monday February 25, 2013. This month’s agenda is a tad on the thin side, but there are some reports of interest.
- CEO’s Report (updated)
- Status Report on TTC Accessible Services
- Second exit planning & consultation / Response to Ombusman’s report
- Leslie Barns connection to Queen Street
- Accommodating strollers
- Purchase of 126 articulated buses (updated)
- Amending the Automatic Train Control System contract to include Spadina/Vaughan extension (updated)
- Update on Bus Servicing and Cleaning Contract (new)
- Deputation by Merit OpenShop Contractors Association of Ontario (new)
There was also a presentation on new shelter maps and stop poles. This item is likely to generate a strong response in the comment thread, and I will create a separate article for it.