Originally Posted by MrSlippery519
How much longer are we really talking though? I can see maybe needing to add 1 more bus to make up for the slightly longer route but 3 I just think this is the LTC's way of trying to get the city to back down from the idea of removing buses from Dundas.
Remember there is more then one route along Dundas, I am actually surprised it will only take three more buses to reroute all routes. I believe they want to keep the same level of service and if they are now faced with a longer route they will need to add busses and modify schedules in order for buses to run as frequently(or not..haha) as they do now. One thing I think most people don't realise is all the behind the scenes work that would have to happen to change all these routes permanently - scheduling is a big one, think of all new schedules that have to be re-calulated, reprinted, the bus schedules as the stops changed, all maps at bus shelters changed. All we see is the bus and stop moving but there is a lot that has to happen for this type of change. Personally, I am happy with this proposed change, I always believed that a loop system within the downtown could work great, it will add to the dynamic of downtown with people actually moving around not just standing at the stop they got off at waiting for another bus. Plus now the Police will be able to tell at least some of the downtown loiterers to get moving as they will no longer be able to use the "i am waiting for the bus" excuse all day long...