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TTC considering random employee drug and alcohol testing

Bus| October 20, 2011
Revisiting a staff proposal from 2008 to amend its existing fitness for duty policy to include random alcohol and drug testing. Currently, the agency’s fitness for duty policy, which was fully implemented in October 2010, allows for alcohol and drug testing of those in safety-sensitive positions, specified management positions and designated executive positions.

Toronto Transit to eliminate 482 positions

Bus| September 20, 2011
In an effort to close a $101 million shortfall in its 2012 operating budget, the agency will cut unionized and non-unionized positions. Front line, unionized positions will be eliminated through attrition.
Bus| September 13, 2011

TTC awarded for suicide prevention programs

The Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention presented the agency with the Arnold Devlin Community Service Award in recognition of its suicide prevention programs: Crisis Link, Gatekeeper, and Acute Psychological Trauma.
Bus| September 8, 2011

Toronto Transit names chief operating officer

Andy Byford will become the TTC’s first chief operating officer. Byford will join the TTC in November from Sydney, Australia where he was COO of RailCorp.
Rail| August 25, 2011

TTC may ban criminals who assaulted transit workers

After a guard was attacked for asking a man to stop walking between the train cars, the agency is pushing for bans on riders charged and convicted for violent attacks on the transit system.
Rail| August 17, 2011

FAAC to build Toronto LRV simulator

Under subcontract to Bombardier, which is producing the new railcar, will design, develop and deliver the simulator to support TTC's training program.
Rail| July 20, 2011

Toronto makes heart defibrillators available at rail stations

Agency partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, and their partners, to provide at least one device at all 69 stations. Combined with platform paramedics on duty during rush hours, the TTC is helping to fast-track potentially life-saving response and treatment to more than 800,000 daily subway riders.
Bus| July 11, 2011

Toronto Transit debuts real-time arrival information

Allows transit customers to receive information on when the next buses — up to six succeeding — will arrive at any specific bus stop. Next-vehicle information is available for more than 9,300 TTC bus stops inside Toronto.
Bus| June 9, 2011

TTC may adopt regional smart card

A big part of the province’s decision to develop Presto cards for $250 million was to facilitate transit trips using one fare card across municipal systems. The move will make Presto more ubiquitous in the region since 85 per cent of area commuters include the TTC in their trips.
Rail| May 18, 2011

Rail projects top $83 billion in U.S., Canada

Despite the quick decline of high-speed rail projects and a $4 billion dip compared to 2010, this year's Top Rail Projects survey features four new projects, including Honolulu's $5.3 billion light rail project. The Toronto Transit Commission again tops this year's list, with Canadian projects, overall, putting together a strong showing.

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