Mar 31, 2020
By Jane Brown
TTC riders on nine different bus routes are being encouraged to alter their travel times in order to reduce crowding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a series of messages posted to Twitter, the TTC says the routes in question are very busy before 7 am on weekdays and is asking riders using the routes to avoid travelling in the early morning hours, if at all possible.
“Unless your trip is essential, please consider travelling after 7:30 am to encourage physical distancing,” the TTC advises, “Also, please practice physical distancing at bus stops and on-board vehicles.”
Despite a 70 percent decrease in ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic, the TTC has maintained full service levels.
The routes of concern identified by the TTC on Tuesday morning are:
165 Weston Rd North
102 Markham Road
44 Kipling South