Technology takes over for iconic TTC voice

In another case of man versus machine, the iconic voice of the TTC’s subway stop announcements is slowly being pushed aside by an electronic wannabe. Millions of riders on the Yonge-University line will no longer be nudged along their journey by TTC communications assistant Susan Bigioni, who recorded the stop announcements in 2007. That’s because… Read More

TTC breaks single-day ridership record

The prospect of longer waits and more crowded buses next year doesn’t appear to be discouraging riders from flocking to the TTC right now. On Sept. 15, the TTC saw a record 1.71 million rides on a single day. It was the fifth time this year that the TTC exceeded the Oct. 27, 2010, record… Read More

New streetcars mean more face time

Leave the nail clippers at home and create a personal space bubble with headphones or your smart phone. That is GO train rider Cindy Smith’s advice to TTC commuters, soon to be confronted with a dramatically different seating plan on the city’s new streetcars — one that will afford them a closer, more direct view… Read More

All hail the new Toronto Rocket

There was a feeling of excitement among riders as Toronto Transit Commission introduced the first of its new subway trains Thursday on the Yonge-University-Spadina line. “Love it!” exclaimed Sarah Lavoie, 34, as she travelled through all six cars of the new Rocket, taking pictures of herself. Others turned on their smartphones and videotaped various parts… Read More