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Toronto Transit Commission meets, July 29

The Toronto Transit Commission meets Wednesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. in Committee Room #1, Second Floor, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

The commission is the TTC’s board of directors. It oversees matters of policy and planning, building, maintaining and operating the TTC system and expanding its services and facilities.

Commissioners include City of Toronto councillors and members of the public.

During the meeting, the commissioners will discuss, among other items, staff reports recommending that they approve:

  • improving “off-peak” (meaning: not during rush hours) service by operating more, and less crowded, buses and streetcars along 33 routes. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))
  • splitting the 504 King streetcar route into two routes during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. (You can read the staff report here (.pdf))
  • revising the TTC’s current order of 105 buses from NOVABus to add 108 more 10-metre (40-foot) low-floor clean diesel buses. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))
  • not establishing overnight service along Kipling Avenue or Martin Grove Road. (You can read the staff report here. (.pdf))

They will also review:

  • the monthly report from Chief Executive Officer Andy Byford for July 2015. (You can read the report here. (.pdf))
  • a request from Toronto City Council that the TTC budget in 2016 for relocating Humber Loop to Lake Shore Boulevard West and Park Lawn Road and build a dedicated streetcar right-of-way between Exhibition Place and The Queensway at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. (You can read the request here (.pdf)).
  • a presentation from the City of Toronto’s Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, “Transit Planning in Toronto: roles, priorities and our decision making framework”.

The agenda also contains several important items with confidential attachments, including:

  • a staff review of options to exclude Bombardier from bidding on future TTC contracts. (You can review the public part of the report here. (.pdf))
  • a status update on the Leslie Barns project.

You can view the agenda for the meeting here.

Toronto Transit Commission meetings are public meetings — anyone may attend. If you wish to speak to the commission about an item on its agenda during this meeting, e-mail the Co-ordinator — Secretariat Services at: before noon tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28.

You can find out more about making a deputation — or presentation — to the commission here.