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Toronto Transit Commission meets, October 28

The Toronto Transit Commission meets Tuesday, October 28 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 the TTC:

  • start legal action against Bombardier Inc. to compensate the TTC for damages resulting from the company’s failure to deliver new Flexity streetcars according to schedule. (You can read the report here. (.pdf))
  • formally acquiring property from the Region of York near the future Highway 407 and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations. (You can read the report here. (.pdf))
  • leasing office space at #330 Bay Street to house staff managing construction projects in the south end of Toronto. (You can read the report here. (.pdf))

They will also review:

  • the monthly report from Chief Executive Officer Andy Byford for October 2015. (You can read the report here. (.pdf))
  • a presentation reviewing the results of the TTC’s Customer Satisfaction Survey for the third quarter of 2015. The survey revealed an overall passenger satisfaction level of 81 per cent. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf))
  • a presentation analyzing and comparing the costs of maintaining buses over 18- and 10-year life-cycles and the cost of leasing buses. The presentation outlines the TTC’s bus procurement strategy and the growth assumptions in that plan. Among many other items, the presentation reveals — again — that the TTC has more buses than it has room for in its current garages and facilities and that this situation will continue to worsen as the TTC expands its services — even after it opens its future McNicoll Garage. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf))
  • an information report that the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee forwarded, updating the commission about the status of the SmartTrack rapid transit scheme. Mayor John Tory proposed the plan during the municipal election campaign. (You can view the City report here. You can view the Executive Committee’s recommondations here. (.pdf)) The main report contains an number of background appendices which:
  • review the Metrolinx / GO Transit regional express rail plans along part of the proposed SmartTrack corridor, here. (.pdf)
  • assess proposed SmartTrack stations, here. (.pdf)
  • update the board about various routing options for the western leg of the plan — between Mount Dennis and the Airport Corporate Centre — here. (.pdf)
  • explain how TTC services might connect with the SmartTrack service, here. (.pdf)

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, October 27.

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

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