A regular reader of this site, Daniel Tripp, has created a website that can display TTC vehicle locations and movements with new wrinkles in functionality compared to other sites and apps.
There are two ways to select which routes and directions you will see:
- Moving “start” and “end” points around on the map will dynamically change the display to give info on the trip options you have for your journey.
- Clicking on a route will allow you to add or delete it from the display and select the direction’s service to be viewed.
The routes are shown with colour coding to indicate the speed of operation over each part of the line.
A particularly interesting feature is a half-hour long animated view showing the movement of vehicles. This makes it possible to review recent history without having to stare at the “current” display of routes and remember what is going on.
Occasionally, you will see a vehicle somewhere that is impossible (a streetcar on a street or path that is not part of the network). From my own experience, this is a function of GPS errors which are common on certain TTC vehicles.
The app is still in development. Contact info for the author is in the About page. Please send suggestions to him.