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January 12, 2018
Updated travel and ridership data released for King Street Transit Pilot
  
Today, the City of Toronto released the second set of data on the King Street Transit Pilot, a transit-priority pilot project on King Street from Bathurst Street to Jarvis Street.

This set of data includes TTC ridership as well as updated traffic and transit travel time, and transit reliability.

This latest data shows a 25 per cent increase in King Street streetcar ridership during the peak hour of the morning commute and that the slowest streetcar travel times in the afternoon rush hour have improved by about four minutes in each direction, while vehicle travel times on neighbouring streets remain only marginally affected. Reliability of the streetcar continues to remain much higher as the variability of streetcar travel times through the pilot area has been reduced by up to 33 per cent.

The December data dashboard is available at http://bit.ly/2C1G2fQ.

The year-long pilot project is being monitored for impact on transit service, traffic flow on parallel streets and effects on pedestrians, cyclists and local businesses.

Data from the King Street Transit Pilot is being released on a monthly basis, on about the 12th of each month.

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Bruce Hawkins
Strategic Communications
416-392-3496
bruce.hawkins@toronto.ca

Stuart Green
TTC Corporate Communications
416-393-3898
stuart.green@ttc.ca

 

 

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