Transit service is a major focus of the city’s transit plan.
But that’s not all.
“It’s about getting people from point A to point B in a sustainable manner,” Mayor John Tory said Wednesday at a press conference.
The TTC is also looking at whether the rapid transit network can be scaled up and upgraded to accommodate more trains.
TTC ridership is expected to double by 2035, according to the TTC.
Transit will also have to deal with a surge in demand, including a number of major road construction projects expected to take place in the next 10 years.
“We need a system that works, that works well, and it can be operated at any time,” Tory said.
And with the new Toronto Transit Commission set to be elected on Oct. 19, Tory is hopeful the city can make good on the promises he made during his campaign to improve transit.
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But TTC ridership has been on the rise since 2014.
According to data from the Ontario Municipal Board, the average daily ridership for the TTC in 2014 was 2,068, while in 2015 it was 3,008.
In 2018, the TTC posted a new record for daily riders: 9,828, which was almost six times the previous record of 6,936 set in 2018.
If the TTC’s new ridership continues to grow, Tory says, the agency will be able to get more buses, more stations, and more service to accommodate it.
“That’s a great thing for us, but it also means that we have to look at how we can make sure that we can deliver on that promise that we made in 2014,” Tory told reporters.
He also said the TTC would like to see the service extended, especially during the winter months, when demand is more limited.
Toronto is also working on a new bus rapid transit system, known as SmartTrack, which will offer faster service and more seats, including one-way routes.
At the press conference, the mayor also spoke about the ongoing work to address traffic congestion in the city, and how he’s working with the city to find ways to reduce that problem.
As for where the next train will go, the city is looking at routes in downtown Toronto and Vaughan.
With a population of more than 50 million people, Toronto has seen a rise in demand for rapid transit.
But the plan is also meant to attract more people and more businesses, which means more ridership will be needed.
It’s also important to keep in mind that Toronto’s transit system is still in its infancy.
A lot has been said about the transit system and how it’s built, but there are a lot of things that still need to be done to improve it.
There are still challenges in finding people to ride the TTC, and finding places to park buses and other vehicles, and getting more people to use the system, Tory said at the press event.
Even with a bigger number of buses and stations, ridership numbers are still low.
That’s something that will be addressed as the city and TTC work on the transit plan and in the coming years.