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TTC's Community Bus part of the city's future transit plan

You've probably never heard of it, but microtransit is about to be the hottest trend this season thanks to the TTC's new Community Bus pilot project.

The buses, a form of microtransit we might be seeing more of, function similar to regular buses in terms of fare rates. They're designated to specific areas of the city and offer service to local destinations only including community centres, hospitals, libraries and grocery stores.

The 400 Lawrence Manor Community Bus route. Image courtesy of the TTC.

While we were swept up in the fervor of other big-named transit projects, the TTC quietly launched a Community Bus pilot project back in September that would see service improvements on two of the existing routes. Today Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle spoke more about the project.

The Community Bus pilot includes two routes - the 400 Lawrence Manor bus and the  404 East York. Other Community Bus routes in Parkdale, Don Mills and Etobicoke are not part of this pilot.

The new microtransit initiative is part of a larger plan to improve transit around the city, including the King Street Pilot Project and the highly anticipated time-based transfers.

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