Aug 16, 2018
By Michelle Saunders
The King Street Pilot project is being credited for increasing TTC ridership which increased significantly in the morning and afternoon rush periods during May and June.
This, according to new numbers ridership on the King Street car line rose by 35 % during the morning commute and by 27 % in the afternoon rush hours.Travel times between Bathurst and Jarvis have also been reduced by approximately 4 to 5 minutes. City data also shows transit has become more reliable in the downtown core with 85 % of streetcars arriving within 4 minutes during the morning commute. Restaurant owners in this stretch aren’t happy, according to Al Carbone at the Kit Kat Club on King West, saying restaurateurs all along the pilot project have seen a decrease in revenue who joins Libby in studio and Councillor James Pasternak also weighs in.