Here are some commuting changes happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
TTC streetcar track replacement on Kingston Road
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the City of Toronto will be reconstructing the streetcar tracks on Kingston Road between Queen Street East and Victoria Park Avenue
This scheduled work is to ensure that the tracks are in good repair and that the stops are compatible with the next generation low-floor accessible streetcars
- The entire track replacement project will:
begin on June 3
be completed in December, 2013
new streetcar tracks
reconstructed sections of the roadway
updates to traffic signals
- On June 3, buses will replace streetcars on Kingston Road as follows:
Streetcars on the 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Rd routes will operate as far east as Queen Street and Kingston Road only
Customers travelling on Kingston Road can transfer between the buses and the streetcars at Queen Street East and Kingston Road
Extra buses will be added to handle increased ridership
There will be sidewalk access to businesses during the construction phase
- Also, TTC made public its inaugural Corporate Plan – “a plan that will guide North America’s third largest transit system through the next five years as it transforms and modernizes to become a transit system that makes Toronto proud“
This video presents “Driving from Downtown Toronto to Scarborough (suburbs) (real time)”:
- From 00:36 seconds to 02 minutes:21 seconds duration of the video:
this video in real time puts you in the driver’s seat and shows what’s it like driving on the Gardiner Expressway from downtown Toronto to the Don Valley Parkway exit when there is no traffic congestion
Six New Overhead signs erected on Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard; to be activated in June 2013:
- Toronto has installed additional overhead changeable message signs to:
help keep traffic moving and improve driver safety
provide real time traffic information to motorists
alter their route to avoid trouble spots and get where they are going faster
provide timely information on traffic incidents
update motorists on traffic congestion and planned closures, enabling motorists to make decisions to avoid delays
- Toronto has installed additional overhead changeable message signs to:
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info
- Information on fares, routes, schedules and service
Recorded information available 24 hours daily
Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays
TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays
- Main Switchboard
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
City of Toronto Contact Info
Phone within Toronto city limits: 311
Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)
TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.
Always call 911 for emergencies.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 29, 2013
New Overhead signs erected on Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard
The City of Toronto has installed additional overhead changeable message signs on city roads to help keep traffic moving and improve driver safety.
Six new signs have been installed on Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway. The new signs are being tested now and will be activated in June. This is one part of the city’s more comprehensive strategy on managing congestion.
“These new overhead signs will provide real time traffic information to motorists travelling on our roadways. This information will give them the opportunity to alter their route to avoid trouble spots and get where they are going faster,” said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
The signs are part of the City’s Traffic Management Centre’s Intelligent Transportation System, known as RESCU. The system is made up of 73 traffic cameras, 852 vehicle detector stations, 12 overhead message signs and 18 portable message signs. RESCU detects disruptions to traffic flow along the Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner Expressway, Lake Shore Boulevard and Allen Road.
The goal of the RESCU system is to reduce the number of collisions through early detection of roadway incidents and to improve the movement of people and goods on our roads.
When the flow of traffic is disrupted on a roadway, RESCU operators notify emergency services and change messages on the overhead signs to provide information to drivers.
In addition to providing timely information on traffic incidents, the signs also update motorists on traffic congestion and planned closures, enabling motorists to make decisions to avoid delays.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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