Tuesday, September 15, 2009

PDP #101: Vivastation, Viva Life

Steeles Avenue is where Toronto ends and the suburbs of York Region begin, and it's here that public transit shifts from the Toronto Transit Commission to York Region Transit and, to a lesser extent, Brampton Transit. YRT also operates Viva, a bus rapid-transit system that I've never had call to ride, but which does appear very swank from the photos I've seen.

Going north along Yonge, the Vivastation on the north side of Steeles is the first you'd encounter. Not only does it have a ticket-vending machine, it also has LED readouts telling you when the next bus will be showing up. If the TTC implemented Vivastation-like equipment at major stops, it would be a coup. Until, of course, they were vandalized into submission.


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