More change could be in store for LTC bus riders.
A joint motion from Mayor Matt Brown and ward 13 councillor Tanya Park was approved at the city’s civic works committee Wednesday that calls for the acceleration of the plan to remove buses from Dundas Street.
The plan would see eastbound buses moved to King Street and westbound buses moved to Queen Street.
The motion comes days after the London Transit Commission made a series of route changes as part of their five year system improvement plan.
In a bid to meet demand, the LTC added 17,000 hours of service, 11 new operators, and 5 new buses while changing some routes and eliminating others.
Brown wants the plan in place by next April so the city can apply for federal transit funding, however the full cost of moving the buses from Dundas hasn’t been detailed.
There is already a plan to remove buses from Dundas Street ahead of its transformation into a flex street, but it was originally supposed to happen in January of 2018, not next April as Brown and Park have called for.
The civic works committee endorsed the motion, it will now go to full city council next week.