New buses are expected to be hitting the streets of Toronto next year.
The TTC’s board met Wednesday and approved the purchase of 285 new 40-foot low-floor buses, the majority of which are expected to be delivered by contractor Nova Bus in 2017.
The Transit Commission also unveiled a new bus design that matches the newer streetcars.
Spokesman Brad Ross says the paint job will be applied to newly acquired buses, as well as “those buses that were rebuilt and needed a new paint job.”
The revamp is one of the TTC’s efforts to help modernize the system.
“The bus network is the backbone of our transit system, and I am pleased that the TTC board approved the acquisition of 285 new buses to help replace our aging fleet,” said TTC Chair Josh Colle. “Customers will notice a difference with improved accessibility and fewer disruptions to service.”