New TTC express buses will aid Humber students

Published On January 26, 2016 | By Matthew Pariselli | News
The 96 is one of the bus routes that will be converted to express in March.

The 96 is one of the bus routes that will be converted to express in March. (Phil Witmer)

By Phil Witmer

The TTC announced Tuesday morning that it plans to implement on March 27 five new express routes for its buses. The routes span a wide area of the city, including two that provide quick access to Humber’s North and Lakeshore campuses.

“Humber commuters form a significant part of our rider base, so they definitely played a part in the decision,” TTC representative Danny Nicholson told Humber News.

Nicholson stated that the Humber-specific routes, the 188 Kipling South and the 186 Wilson, would speed up transit time by about 20 per cent.

“The roads that we picked are those that are conducive to express routes…they’re wider and have high traffic,” said Nicholson.

Reaction to the news has been positive, with Humber’s International Student Advisor Matthew McDonald among those praising the TTC’s plans.

Here’s  a map of the projected new express routes, with Humber’s North and Lakeshore campuses indicated for reference.

Humber Express Bus Routes

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