For a city in which commuters fight with to avoid the freezing cold during winter and the sweltering heat in the summertime, its public transport system definitely means a lot. While many of the 1.8 million people who commute on Toronto’s public-transport system every day were happy about the news that their network is the best in North America, reality is still not there. Amidst delays and an outdated token system of entry, change is long overdue. Thankfully, last week the American Public Transportation Association’s top award went to the city’s transport authority for putting its money where its mouth is.
Sleek new streetcars, built by Montréal’s Bombardier, are already operating on some tramlines, with more to follow in 2017. And a Presto card, which allows streamlined access between transport lines, is slowly being introduced.
Source: Monocle / Cover photo: Urban Rail by Martin Taylor