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Why TTC ridership is down

Toronto Star - ‎18 hours ago‎
The TTC ran electric buses years ago. Some of these buses were even double length. With the myriad cost(s) associated with streetcars: track maintenance, removal and installation, etc.

TTC criticized in labour ruling over 'abuse' of workers on social media

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
TTC management countered that it had a right to establish a social media presence to communicate with the public, and whether the commission operated a Twitter account had no effect on customers' ability to tweet offensive comments about TTC workers.

Eyewitness to alleged TTC sex harassment says male riders defended alleged assailant

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A woman who says she witnessed sexual harassment on the subway last week says two other male riders defended the alleged assailant's actions, and one even told her he was tired of her "noise" as she tried to help the victim.
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Video shows passenger tossing coffee at TTC bus driver | Toronto Star

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The reality of the industry is that assault against bus drivers is almost inevitable,” said Bob Kinnear, leader of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113.

TTC probing sexual harassment complaint after suspect's photo posted online

CityNews - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The TTC is investigating after a passenger witnessed and was subjected to an alleged sexual assault on the subway, and posted about it on Facebook.

Alleged sexual harassment victim wants TTC to take action

Toronto Sun - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A woman who says she was told by several male TTC passengers she was “only looking for attention” after confronting a man allegedly resting his hand in her lap is “enraged” by the incident and wants the TTC and police to take action. Jamie Baker, a ...
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TTC faces perfect storm with costs rising, ridership slumping

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
“The TTC is already overcrowded. The service isn't good enough,” said Bell, who cited issues like King streetcars full to bursting and malfunctioning air conditioners that have turned Line 2 subway cars into saunas this summer.
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Why the TTC Should Rethink Its New App for Harassment

Torontoist - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
In 2016 alone, 35 instances of sexual assault have been reported on Toronto's public transit system. It's a major issue: as Torontoist's Viviane Fairbank wrote last week, women have been facing harassment and assault on the TTC for years, and deserve ...
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TTC trains bypassing Jane Station this morning

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
TTC subway trains are bypassing Jane Station on Line 2 this morning due to what the TTC is calling an external hydro outage at the station.
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'Brazen' video shows 'Pokémon GO' player on TTC subway tracks

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The TTC is investigating after a video posted online showed a purported Pokémon GO player walking on the subway tracks at Union Station.

Sketching the line with TTC employee and artist Marek Badzynski

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
By Aiden McRae, CBC News Posted: Jul 24, 2016 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 6:00 AM ET. A typical scene on a TTC subway car where you might find commuters alongside Marek Badzynski's sketches of transit riders.
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Two TTC buses rear-ended in east end

CityNews - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Two TTC buses were rear-ended in two separate crashes early on Wednesday morning. The first crash happened just after 1 a.m.

What the critics get wrong about the TTC: Josh Colle

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
One of the largest challenges facing the TTC is addressing its aging infrastructure. The TTC has been strongly and successfully advocating for greater investment in the “nuts and bolts,” the integral, but “unsexy,” state of good repair work that is too ...
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TOinTRANSIT: allegations of sexual harassment on TTC subway car made on social media

insideTORONTO.com - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The TTC is looking into allegations made on social media of a sexual harassment incident on a subway train. Jamie Leigh Baker's accounting of the incident has been shared over 4,500 times since it was posted on Facebook on July 22.

Stop the TTC's race to the bottom

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Toronto now has the priciest monthly pass in Canada and it does not TTC provide a discount to low-income riders, unlike Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Brampton, Hamilton and many other Canadian cities.

Rogers Cup serves up action this weekend; heads-up about TTC closures

CityNews - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
This is also your last weekend to check out Summerlicious and the Beaches International Jazz Festival, so get out there and enjoy the weekend.
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Mayor Tory Announces Significant Closures for Roads and TTC Repairs

640 Toronto News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mayor John Tory addressed the media on Thursday morning to advise them that there will be some significant closures for road and TTC construction around the city in the coming months. Tory says that due to last summer's Pan Am games there was a lot of ...
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