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Mixed feelings about U-Pass

The aim of the Universal Pass (U-Pass) is to benefit students who commute, but some are confused about how the new pass would work and how much it would cost. “To be honest I’ve never actually heard of the U-Pass,” said Ryerson student Simone Gavros. “I don’t know if there was any advertisement about it but I’ve never been aware […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
People boarding the 505 westbound streetcar on Friday afternoon at Dundas and Yonge. (Photo by Jenny Zhen)

Dundas and Carlton streetcar routes changing to buses

There are changes coming to streetcar routes near Ryerson’s campus. The 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcar routes will be changing to buses starting Feb. 18. According to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the replacement will be in effect until at least 2019. The replacement will allow the legacy cars “that remain reliable and roadworthy, to be available for service […]

by Ashley Puch· · News
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

UPDATED: No enthusiasm at Ryerson for possible PRESTO changes

Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle asked the transit agency, in an open letter, to explore the effectiveness of time-based transfers for PRESTO users.

Much like the longstanding test project on the St. Clair 512 streetcar, which ran from 2005 until September of this year, the proposed time-based transfers would allow travellers to get on and off any TTC vehicles without restrictions within the time limits set forth – likely between 90 minutes and two hours.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Courtesy Toronto Transit Commission/TTC

SafeTTC app leads to three arrests

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) launched its SafeTTC app in early September to combat harassment and crime on public transit. So far, three arrests have been made –  two related to sexual assault and one for robbery.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Commuters board the subway train at Warden Station on Nov. 20. (Photo by Jenny Zhen)

TTC to increase accessibility

The Toronto Transit Commission is endorsing a plan to standardize subway platforms to make it safer for passengers with mobility issues.

by Jenny Zhen· · News, Off Campus
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