Frustration is a feeling associated with Toronto’s transit. There are several issues that need change and the most common issue is the amount of delays and lack of on-time service.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) reports that on a regular business day, approximately 504,000 people depend on its service – streetcars, buses and the subway. In a city with a population of 2.5 million people, driving can be difficult.
Adam Kurey, 25, doesn’t like driving in the city and sees the TTC as an alternate method of transit.
“The streets of Toronto tend to be very congested and there seem to be a lot of aggressive drivers,” Kurey said. “Public transit is well structured way to get around the congestion that Toronto faces,” he said.
Grethel Ginete, a daily TTC user, disagrees with Kurey’s opinion. She says it is imperative that she gets to work on time. She is frustrated with service delays and non-communication to the passengers.
“If there is going to be a delay, the TTC should somehow communicate an estimated amount of time the delay will take,” said Ginete. “Then I can let my employer know how late I will be.”
According to the Toronto Star, building a new subway “will require more money from residents, either in the form of road tolls, soaring parking fees, or some other tax.”
A possible future of a “TTC utopia” may come at a cost to TTC riders and Toronto taxpayers.