Post Tagged with: "Transit"

New TTC initiative to combat harassment

New TTC initiative to combat harassment

A new app and ad campaign from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) aims to deter harassment and offer increased support to victims.

SafeTTC, launched earlier this month, allows transit riders to report an incident to transit control, or call 911 if it’s an emergency. Users can send texts, photos or videos. The seriousness of the issue will be assessed and transit enforcement officers or police officers will be dispatched as needed.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson joins Toronto universities in U-Pass campaign

Ryerson joins Toronto universities in U-Pass campaign

For the first time in a decade, Toronto students are seeking a new post-secondary Metropass deal. Student unions at University of Toronto, Ryerson, OCAD University and George Brown College are campaigning for a transit “U-Pass,” which would be paid for in ancillary fees every semester. The pass, if implemented, would be cheaper than the current post-secondary Metropass that the TTC […]

by Iris Robin· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, students
Courtesy of ViaAmtrakGuy via Wikimedia Commons

TTC trains too hot to handle

During this summer’s ridiculous heat wave, you probably rode on a stuffy, non-air-conditioned TTC subway train at least once. For any Bloor-Danforth line commuter, there’s nothing worse than walking through a muggy, packed station, only to board a subway train with air so thick you can barely breathe. It’s the moment in your day when your mood takes an instant […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Opinion, students
(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Tuition, mental health dominate RSU election debate

Controversial layoffs, lacking mental health services and tuition prices dominated the main discussion points at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election debate. Executive candidates from the RU Connected and Impact slates and one independent presidential candidate debated their platforms in the Rogers Communications Centre March 3. The debate addressed the human rights complaint filed against the RSU by former RSU […]

by Deven Knill· · News, On Campus
(Ryersonian file photo)

RSU Election: Where candidates stand on student issues

Check out where RSU election candidates stand on key student issues.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Questions are being raised about the implementation of Ontario’s $1.7 million investment. (Ryersonian Archive)

How the 2016 Ontario budget affects you

While free tuition for students from low-income families may be the highlight from the 2016 Ontario budget delivered Feb. 25, it’s not the only aspect of the budget that will affect students. From booze in grocery stores to an increase in cigarette taxes, here are some of the ways the 346-page spending plan could affect you: If you’re looking for […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus
GO Transit train. (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

Infographic: GO service improvements to shorten student commutes

But don’t get too excited. The additional train service won’t be fully implemented for five to 10 years.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Off Campus, On Campus, Travel
RyersonianTV: October 30, 2015 — GO Transit accident, Ryerson’s food bank shortage, RSU and CESAR feud

RyersonianTV: October 30, 2015 — GO Transit accident, Ryerson’s food bank shortage, RSU and CESAR feud

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

After living near the intersection of Richmond and Sherbourne streets for most of last year, third-year chemical engineering student Richard Tek moved into the heart of St. James Town a little over a month ago. The easier commute and lower rent are two of the reasons why. “My commute is pretty convenient,” Tek says. “I live right beside Sherbourne station so […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Top stories, Videos, Web Series
You could also rent out an entire streetcar. We guess. Try it!

TTC makes 38 promises to transit riders

The TTC released its third annual customer charter Friday listing  38 promises to its riders. The charter outlined what the TTC plans on doing to improve the transit experience throughout the year, with specific goals scheduled during each quarter. There are six main areas of focus: response to needs, accessibility, cleanliness, information, modernization and renewal. Many of the commitments centred on being more reliable and […]

by Melissa Wronzberg· · News
Spadina station with accessible gates. 
(Courtesy Steve Chou Photos)

Metrolinx and TTC work to make accessibility gates Presto friendly

Metrolinx and the TTC are in the process of developing technology to make the Presto payment devices work with the accessibility gate in Toronto subway stations. Brian Drew, a senior policy advisor assigned to Presto by the province of Ontario, lead the round table discussion at the Metrolinx annual accessibility public meeting. This year’s meeting at Metro Hall on Nov. […]

John Tory spoke with voters outside of Sherbourne Station on Monday. 
(Ramna Shazad, Ryersonian Staff)

President of Ryerson to help Tory transition into role as mayor

President Sheldon Levy was named a member of mayor-elect John Tory’s transition team on Tuesday, reported the Toronto Star. The mayor-elect announced that former deputy mayor Case Ootes will chair both the transition team and advisory council. They will feature key members from Tory’s campaign, former rival candidate David Soknacki and a variety of business, non-profit and academic leaders, including Levy. Levy […]

(Leslie Walker/ The Ryersonian)

Tap On: The benefits of using the Presto card for students

Metrolinx has an ambitious goal in mind: to expand the Presto electronic fare card system for the Pan Am Games, the Toronto Star reports. Officials at Metrolinx say they’re aiming for more subway stations, streetcars and buses to be equipped with Presto card readers by the start of the games in July 2015. With Ryerson located in the heart of Toronto, […]

by Jamie Webster· · News
Weekly Tech Update: Toronto Transit Apps

Weekly Tech Update: Toronto Transit Apps

We hear constantly that Ryerson is a commuter university – meaning that transit plays a huge part in our daily lives. If you’re not tracking your TTC streetcar or bus on your smartphone, downloading an app will prevent you from frustration when you’re late for work or class. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can stick to staring longingly […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Media
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