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Help Make the TTC’s Website The Better Way

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Adam Giambrone is about to make some new friends…internet friends!
Reading Toronto’s Robert Ouellette recently got in touch with the TTC’s new chief about the horrid shape of the TTC’s website (as Ouellette put it, “the single worst information site found anywhere [and] a true embarrassment”) and asked the G-man if he’d be interested in listening to Toronto bloggers’ input on how to improve it. We and our readers are, after all, relatively tech-savvy people, and some of us are well-versed in the magic of graphic design, coding, and all that lovely stuff.
As it turns out, Giambrone’s game.
Along with the Spacing Wire, blogTO, and, of course, Reading Toronto, Torontoist was one of the city blogs invited to participate in soliciting our readers’ suggestions on improving the TTC’s website. “The objective,” as Robert explains, is to help make the TTC’s site “state-of-the-art.” After we’ve gathered up a pile of ideas and determined our favourites, we’re going to then forward those suggestions to the TTC and track how that organization responds to them. According to Giambrone, at least one of his staffers is going to be on the case.
We have a few suggestions, off the top of our heads: enlist the help of Ian Stevens (for his absolutely amazing transit map) and our own Sean Lerner (for his Efficiency Guide); and please, dear God, no more of that awful scrolling text Javascript applet at the top of the page.
So readers, we ask of you: what would make the TTC’s website better?
Photo of Giambrone from his website at the new subway car launch. Torontoist’s love affair with Giambrone is off to a good start: in case you forgot, we picked him as one of the city’s hottest people and coined the term “giambronies” for the TTC’s new tokens.

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