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The Toronto Transit Commission has hammered out a compromise to stem or stave off service reductions on more than half of the 48 little-used bus routes identified for cuts when Rob Ford unveiled his budget.

The commission is expected to vote on Wednesday on a new proposal that would retain all of seven routes entirely and part of 19, for a saving of $4-million instead of $7-million in the original plan. (See routes below)

Under the proposal in last month's budgetjan10, late-night and weekend service on 48 lines was to be rolled back beginning on March 27.

No routes would have been scrapped entirely. The savings were intended to pay for more buses on heavily used routes this fall.

However, a public outcry prompted the commission of nine elected councillors to postpone its decision and hold four public meetings on the proposal.

"We heard a lot of compassionate feedback from the public that caused us to go back and look at our policy to see if it was achieving the goals that we were trying achieve around ridership and serving communities," TTC chair Karen Stintz said on Monday.

The transit authority's staff are recommending new criteria to establish which time periods need service and which do not.

The original proposal called for cutting hours of service in which 15 people or less board a bus per hour on a given route. The new plan reduces that standard to 10 per hour where the nearest alternate stop is more than 600 metres away.

For example, the old criteria would have seen the 120 Calvington bus stop running after 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with no service on Sundays and holidays. The new criteria resurrect Sunday and holiday service.

The 101 Downsview bus would have been cancelled from May through September; now it will continue on Saturdays and Sundays during those months.

If the commission votes in favour of the new approach, hours will still be cut on 22 routes as originally proposed. The changes would take effect in May.

"For the remaining residents, this is still a serious service cut for them," Councillor Janet Davis said. "I think when the mayor said no service cuts - absolutely none, and he said that many times, guaranteed - this still remains a service cut."







Proposed route changes - Revised as of Jan. 31, 2011

The following route changes are recommended for implementation on May 8, 2011. These changes affect 41 routes.

5 AVENUE RD - Service ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

61 AVENUE RD NORTH - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

6 BAY - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

9 BELLAMY - Service ending at 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Service ending at 7 p.m. Sundays, and holidays.

8 BROADVIEW - Service ending at 10 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

120 CALVINGTON - Service ending at 10 p.m., every day.

20 CLIFFSIDE - Service ending at 10 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

42 CUMMER - Service east of Kennedy Road ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service east of Kennedy Road on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

127 DAVENPORT - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

105 DUFFERIN NORTH - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

26 DUPONT - Service ending at 10 p.m., every day.

32 EGLINTON WEST - No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 10 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No 32A (Eglinton Stn-Renforth & Skymark) service west of Renforth on Saturdays.

15 EVANS - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

33 FOREST HILL - Service ending at 7 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

135 GERRARD - Service ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Service ending at 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

14 GLENCAIRN - Service ending at 10 p.m., every day.

169 HUNTINGWOOD - Service ending at 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays. Service after 10 p.m., Monday-Friday, service after 7 p.m. Saturdays, and service 9 a.m. to 7: p.m. Sundays and holidays replaced west of Victoria Park Avenue by 10 VAN HORNE route.

43 KENNEDY - 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service on Sundays and holidays.

30 LAMBTON - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

162 LAWRENCE-DONWAY - Service ending at 7 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

56 LEASIDE - Service ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service west of Laird Drive to Eglinton Station Sunday/holiday daytime.

51 LESLIE - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

59 MAPLE LEAF - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

132 MILNER - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

116 MORNINGSIDE - 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Friday. 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ended Saturday, Sundays, and holidays.

62 MORTIMER - Service ending at 10 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

74 MT PLEASANT - Service ending at 7 p.m., every day.

103 MT PLEASANT NORTH - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

72 PAPE - 72A service south of Eastern Avenue to Commissioners and Union Station ending at 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays, September-May.

101 PARC DOWNSVIEW PARK - Service Saturday and Sunday only, September-May.

167 PHARMACY NORTH - Service ending at 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Service ended Sundays and holidays

80 QUEENSWAY - Service ending at 10 p.m. east of Humber Loop, Monday-Friday. Service ending at 10 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service east of Humber Loop on Sundays and holidays.

73 ROYAL YORK - 73B (Royal York Stn-Eglinton & La Rose) service ending at 7 p.m., every day.

76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH - 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Friday. No 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

86 SCARBOROUGH - 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service ending at 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service on Sundays and holidays.

115 SILVER HILLS - Service ending at 10 p.m., seven days per week.

124 SUNNYBROOK - Service ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

94 WELLESLEY - Service west of Wellesley Station ending at 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

112 WEST MALL - No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 10 p.m., Saturdays. No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

98 WILLOWDALE-SENLAC - Service ending at 10 p.m. east of Sheppard-Yonge Station, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

96 WILSON - 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent ending at 10 p.m., Monday-Saturday. 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent or Thistle Down Boulevard ending at 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays



 

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