Anne T commented on the news that Uber and Metrolinx have come to an arrangement. She quite sensibly wonders why Metrolinx and the TTC haven’t entered into a similar arrangement.
What would make even MORE SENSE is to have a TTC bus stop right at the front doors of the UP Weston station where presently many passengers are either picked up or dropped off. I’m a frequent UP user who takes the Weston 89 bus to the station and have to walk through the parking lot. DEFINITELY a TTC bus stop makes more sense!
Why should UBER have their own taxi stand? Why the special privilege for just UBER and not other taxi companies? Is Metrolinx making money on this UBER/Metrolinx deal? And why should we sell the parking lot to private developers? It’s bad enough that we sold the 407 to Spain. When will we finally put an end to this insanity?
If Metrolinx is trying to encourage people to leave their cars at home, a convenient stop at the station entrance would be welcomed bu UP and GO riders. A very frosty person at Metrolinx’s phone reception said that it would be up to the TTC to get the ball rolling on this. I’ve left a message with the TTC at their suggestions page.
Readers who like this idea may wish to contact the TTC and Metrolinx to lend your support.
TTC suggestion page here
TTC phone line – 7:00 am – 10:00 pm: 416.393.3030
Metrolinx suggestion page here.
Metrolinx phone line: 416.874.5900