MAP: Service cuts to TTC's busiest bus routes
The map above shows the 15 busiest TTC bus routes slated for weekday morning peak period service reductions and includes median annual income broken down by ward.
The maps shown here depict the 15 TTC bus routes with the highest ridership that would have reduced service during the morning peak period on weekdays if recommendations announced on Nov. 28 are approved.
Clicking on each of the lines on the map will provide a description of the service reductions. Clicking on each ward will give you ward-specific demographic data.
The bus route service cuts on each of the three maps are plotted against demographic data taken from the 2006 census broken down by ward: median household income, percentage of the population with no reported high school certificate, diploma or degree and percentage whose mother tongue is English.
For the sake of consistency, CBCNews.ca mapped only the busiest routes that will see service reductions during weekday morning peak periods, the time commuters are counting on the TTC to get them to work or school.
Streetcar routes are not mapped. In total, 52 bus routes will face reductions in the peak periods under the TTC's proposal.
And although the TTC says the initial changes mean less frequent and more crowded service, it also plans to increase service for some bus and streetcar routes.
More detailed descriptions of service cuts slated for all surface routes, including streetcar lines, are listed here.
The TTC will determine in January whether the proposed cuts will be implemented. One comissioner raised the possibility of implementing a 15-cent fare hike in order to maintain service levels for the coming year.
Three of the five busiest routes (32 Eglinton West, 29 Dufferin and 35 Jane) that are slated to experience morning peak period service reductions are concentrated in a corridor between Allen Road and Jane Street.
Four wards in that region have median household incomes that are below $45,000, according to the census. The median household income for the city as a whole is $52,833.
The map above shows the 15 busiest TTC bus routes slated for service reductions and includes, broken down by ward, the percentage of residents without a high school certificate or diploma.
Of the 15 routes that are mapped, the five that have the largest cuts as a percentage of current service are listed below:
116A/E Morningside: Service "To U of T Scarborough" branch will change from every 15 minutes to every 18 minutes. (20% decrease)
7 Bathurst: From Monday to Friday, the service in the morning peak period will change from every 5 minutes 30 seconds to every 6 minutes 30 seconds. (18% decrease)
41 Keele: From Monday to Friday, the combined service in the morning peak period will change from every 4 minutes 38 seconds to every 5 minutes 25 seconds. (16.9% decrease)
54 Lawrence East: The combined service between Lawrence East Station and Scarborough Golf Club Road in the morning peak period from Monday to Friday will change from every 3 minutes to every 3 minutes 30 seconds (16% decrease). The service west of Lawrence East Station to Eglinton Station will change from every 4 minutes 30 seconds to every 5 minutes 15 seconds (16% decrease), and the service on Scarborough Golf Club Road, Brimorton Drive, Orton Park Road, and east of Orton Park Road will change from every 9 minutes to every 10 minutes 30 seconds. (16% decrease)
96 Wilson: In the morning peak period from Monday to Friday the combined service will change from every three minutes 32 seconds to every four minutes three seconds. (14.6% decrease)
The map above shows the 15 busiest TTC bus routes slated for service reductions and includes, broken down by ward, the percentage of residents whose mother tongue is English.
* The ridership represented on the map for the 39 Finch East is the number for the combined 39 Finch East, 139 Finch-Don Mills, and 199 Finch Rocket routes, which provide a single service over much of their length.**Data for these maps was taken from the TTC, the City of Toronto and the 2006 Census. Contains public sector Datasets made available under the City of Toronto's Open Data Licence v2.0.