A little late-night sleuthing by Spacing editors has landed us the domain name of the TTC’s new web-based trip planner. As we revealed earlier this week, the TTC is set to launch the trip planner in the coming week.
We suspect that tripplanner.ttc.ca will be the launching pad for the application. From the looks of the site, it’s pretty obvious that the interface is not complete since there is no TTC logo or matching template from the TTC’s current web site (see images below).
I’ve used the planner tonight for about 30 minutes and had mostly good success: if I entered specific addresses the results came back quickly; if I entered an intersection as a starting point the application would take upwards of 10 seconds to return a result.
I entered a few trips that are lengthy and that I travel on occasion (such as from south Parkdale to the northeastern edge of North York); the planner turned-up reliable results on which routes to take (they were almost always the same routes I’d take). The planner also provided accurate estimates of the time the trip would take.
I have a handful of screen-captures of the three phases of the planner just in case the TTC decides to block anyone from accessing it until it’s complete. It seems to incorporate Google Maps in the final phase when you click on “view details of this trip”.