Changes are being made to the TTC as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and new measures have been brought in to maintain social distancing.
The TTC will be asking passengers to board and exit from the rear doors only unless they need the use of the accessibility ramp because fare bozes won't be accessible. These changes have been made in the name of social distancing and to prevent the operators from getting sick. TTC operators are to keep their protective barriers closed while working.
Operators stopped handing out paper transfers to bus customers paying by cash, tickets or tokens as of last week and now no payment of these methods will be accepted on buses.
“This move is being made to prioritize the health and safety of our employees and customers,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “We continue to focus on physical distancing, social equity and ensuring we match capacity to demand.”
More than 90 per cent of riders now using PRESTO, passengers will tap their PRESTO card and PRESTO ticket when boarding a vehicle or passing through a turnstile.
Daily PRESTO taps have indicated ridership has droppedby more than 70 per cent as compared to the week previous.
As a result, the following service changes are affected:
- All 900-series Express routes are reallocated as needed, except for 900 Airport Express, 903 Kennedy-Scarborough Centre Express and 927 Highway 27 Express.
- All 140-series Downtown Express routes are reallocated as where needed.
- 176 Mimico GO and 508 Lake Shore service is reallocated as needed.
All neighbourhoods that are normally served by the TTC will continue to be and additional buses will be operated if required.
For more information on TTC Routes, Schedules and Fares, please call 416-393-INFO (4636) or TTY Line at 416-481-2523.