What to Do When You Lose Something on the TTC

Have you ever hopped on the TTC or GO Transit, checked your pockets and realized you lost your PRESTO card, keys or even your wallet? It happens to the best of us. Before you chase down the streetcar or jump in an Uber and tell the driver to “follow that bus!”, take a deep breath. There are actually some pretty specific protocols that Toronto Transit has put in place to help you recover lost items.  The first step you should take when you lose something on the TTC  Believe it or not, people lose things on the TTC all

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: Transit|Tags: , |0 Comments
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What to Expect When You’re Returning to Transit 

It’s probably been a while since you’ve plumped your tush on a bus or streetcar or train, but the days right around the corner when you’ll likely be expected to do just that, especially considering many cities are moving into Phase 3 of re-opening. But be prepared, because like a ten-year high school reunion, things are going to look a little different. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to impact the way we commute, you’ll need to be aware of the new rules so you can ride safely and keep everyone else around you safe as well.  Here are

By |July 29th, 2020|Categories: Essentials|Tags: |0 Comments

Crowdedness 2.0: Like the Original, but Better

From the people that brought you Transit Crowdedness V1 comes Transit Crowdedness V2!  You might be asking yourself, are you promoting the same feature to me a second time? The answer is yes and no - which is really a non-answer if you think about it... talk about deflection.  Our Crowdedness V1 feature got an amazing response when we launched it in June, but we believe there are always opportunities to make something better. We listened to your feedback to make this a feature you find useful AND easy to use within the app.  Why are we focusing on

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: Product Features|Tags: , , |0 Comments

6 Simple Steps to Cleaning Your Phone Before and After Commuting

If you knew the kind of bacteria that can live on your phone, you’d probably carry it into the shower with you. As clever as we all can be in avoiding contact with gas pumps, elevator buttons, and even door handles, humans have yet to figure out how to keep our fingers off our phones. So since you handle your device hundreds or likely thousands of times a day, you might as well learn how to clean your phone properly. Here are 6 steps to cleaning your phone and its accessories    How often do you clean your phone right

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Essentials|Tags: , , |1 Comment

A Guide to Riding Public Transit Hands-Free

Many of us (under expert instruction) have avoided public transit unless we absolutely have to travel. For those of us who take public transit to shop for essential items like groceries, jumping on the bus or streetcar can feel a bit like entering the twilight zone. Despite the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, even in the best of times you probably don’t want to be touching a bunch of surfaces, so we’re going to tell you the best - and dare we say fun - way to go about doing that.    5 Tips for a hands-free ride on any mode

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Essentials|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Where to Buy Canadian Made Masks Online

Facemasks have become as ubiquitous as everyone suddenly getting around on rollerblades - and with good reason. Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is one way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Despite our transit systems’ best efforts to implement physical distancing, it’s not always possible to stay six feet away from the guy headbanging to Metallica. Keep medical-grade Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the front-line workers who need it most and come prepared for that streetcar ride with your own reusable, and dare we say it – stylish – mask.  Unless you’ve got a side-hustle selling handmade

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Essentials|Tags: |0 Comments

A Streetcar Named Discover – Also The Name of Our New Tab

Great Odin's Raven, what is Discover?! Your excitement is palpable. We know what you’re thinking: do these Rocketman weirdos think they can just introduce a new tab whenever they want? Well, no, this tab replaced the Settings tab, which you can now find in the top right corner of your screen. And even though we know the Settings tab was an absolute electric factory, we commit to you that Discover will be EVEN MORE EXHILARATING. … hey Rocketman, get to the damn point.Ok ok, so we know transit can sometimes be a bit of a snoozefest - both literally and figuratively. So

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Product Features|Tags: , |0 Comments

Riding (kinda) Solo: Introducing Our New Transit Crowdedness Feature

If you had to say, would you classify yourself as a more of an introvert or an extrovert? Regardless of where you get your energy from – the people around you or by being on your own – we bet it doesn’t come from being surrounded by people on a crowded bus, train or streetcar when all you want to do is get to work on time. For a lot of us, the daily commuting ritual is more of a solo activity where you can zone out by listening to a podcast, play Mario Kart Tour on your phone or

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Product Features|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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A Directory of TTC COVID-19 Service Cuts and Changes

On May 10, 2020, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is reducing weekly service hours by about 16%, with varied impacts on buses, streetcars, and subway routes. Along with cuts in service that began in March and April, this is the largest reduction in service in TTC history.  The table below will tell you if your bus, streetcar, or subway will experience (or has already) a full suspension of service, reduced levels of service, no change in service, or in a few rare cases on busy routes, increased service. This table is meant to alert you to changes coming to

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: Transit|Tags: , |0 Comments

13 Podcasts to Listen to on Your Commute

Podcast lovers are dedicated. They know what they like, and even if they are open to trying new podcasts, they are known to stay loyal to their favourites. On the other hand, those who are new to the podcast world often feel overwhelmed by the number of options out there. Even if you narrow down a genre, you’re still smacked in the face with a series of hosts shouting, “Pick me! Pick me!”. In the spirit of helping you tune out fellow commuters, we’ve rallied a list of some of the most popular podcasts across various categories and have kept

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Essentials|Tags: , |0 Comments