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TTC Officials Watch Closely as Lyft Takes Off in Toronto

Earlier this week, Lyft launched in Toronto, officially marking the company's first market outside the United States. In a statement, a public relations official for Lyft said: "Toronto was a no-brainer for us when we decided to launch internationally. It's the fourth-largest city in North America, we think Lyft's values align well with Toronto's, and...

TTC Completes LTE Network Rollout for All 75 Subway Stations

BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have announced all 75 subway stations now have LTE cellular connectivity, along with nine kilometres of subway tunnel across the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. This connectivity milestone will open to the public on Sunday, December 17, but for now, only Freedom Mobile has signed onto the network,...

SafeTTC App Helped Police Arrest Two Sexual Assault Suspects

About one month ago, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has officially launched its SafeTTC mobile app. SafeTTC for iPhone allows riders a “a quick and discreet method for reporting harassment, safety concerns or suspicious activity” to the Transit Control Centre, no matter where incidents are spotted along TTC systems. The TTC is crediting the app for...

TTC Launches SafeTTC App for iPhone: Allows Riders to Report a Problem

Back in March, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) announced its SafeTTC app would be delayed until the fall, and now it has officially launched. SafeTTC for iPhone allows riders a “a quick and discreet method for reporting harassment, safety concerns or suspicious activity” to the Transit Control Centre, no matter where incidents are spotted along TTC...

TCONNECT Free Wi-Fi Rollout Complete at All Underground TTC Subway Stations

BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have announced a milestone: all underground subways stations now have free ad-supported Wi-Fi, as the TCONNECT network rollout is complete. The TCONNECT Wi-Fi network has roughly 130,000 logins per day from 90,000 unique devices, with users consuming over 9 terabytes of data per month. The busiest station...

‘Safe TTC’ Anti-Harassment App Delayed Until the Fall

Last summer, it was reported the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) would debut a new app to allow riders to report harassment to authorities. The app was scheduled to debut in late 2016 or early 2017, but now it has been delayed, reports The Star. The anti-harassment app being developed by Massachusetts-based Elerts, is known as...

TTC Ad for WeedMaps App Sparks Controversy

According to a new report from CBC News, the TTC has started displaying a set of ads for an app called WeedMaps, which is lighting up some controversy. Should Toronto's main transit agency really be helping marijuana dispensaries generate profit at a time where the city's police force is attempting to crack down on illegal...

TTC’s New App Would Allow Riders to Report Harassment

According to a CBC News report, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is developing a new smartphone app that would enable riders to discreetly take a photo of a person who is harassing or sexually assaulting someone and immediately submit it to the authorities. The TTC has revealed that they have had 35 sexual assault reports up until the...

Google Maps Gets Real-Time Transit Updates For The TTC

Torontonians now have access to real-time transit information for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) from Google Maps. Real-time transit info on Google Maps is available on both iOS and Android, giving users more accurate and timely information. Google Maps can now direct users using the most optimal route based on current transit conditions. This can...

TTC Buses with PRESTO Readers Start Service Today, Apple Pay Ready

Last fall, the TTC announced it would soon support Apple Pay sometime in 2017, noting there’s still lots of work to be done to implement support for the mobile wallet. PRESTO Card Self-Serve Reload machines soon after supported Apple Pay, allowing early adopters of Apple’s mobile wallet to pay for reloads using their iPhone 6...