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Toronto Transit Commission loses strike rights

Accessibility| March 31, 2011
Ontario, Canada’s Liberal provincial government voted to make transit an essential, uninterruptible service and rushed the bill through the legislature to ensure it was in place before the current contract with the city and the ATU expired.

TTC names first chief customer service officer

Accessibility| March 23, 2011
Chris Upfold spent almost 10 years working for the London Underground in a variety of roles, most recently as head of revenue and Inclusion, where he was responsible for planning, developing, and delivering improvements focused on customer perception and satisfaction.
Accessibility| March 7, 2011

Union: TTC cell phone crackdown unreasonable

Toronto Transit Commission management is firing operators for using their cell phones even when they aren’t driving, claims the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 president. Agency officials say they are just notifying employees about cell phone usage rules.
Bus| January 31, 2011

Toronto Transit adds route filtering to e-alerts

Riders using the e-alert service can now select specific subway lines or surface routes to add to their online profile and receive system delay notices for those routes only. Soon, riders also will be able to receive an e-newsletter with information about upcoming service changes and events.
Rail| November 15, 2010

Report: Light rail best for Toronto

According to the report, "Clearing the Air on the TTC," subways rate slightly better than light rail in terms of fewer greenhouse gas emissions, however, light rail vehicles, travelling on dedicated lanes, would outstrip that benefit by taking many more cars off the road because the city could afford to build more light rail.
Bus| October 13, 2010

Toronto Transit added to Google trip planner

The TTC also announced that real-time data for next streetcar arrival information is available, free, to anyone wishing to make use of the data for custom applications. Real-time data for all bus routes will be available in 2011.
Rail| May 13, 2010

Toronto exercises options for Bombardier subway cars

The options are part of the Toronto Rocket Subway Train contract signed in December 2006.
Rail| May 11, 2010

Top Rail Projects Exceed $80 Billion

With $14 billion in projects in the works, Toronto Transit Commission jumps from No. 15 last year to take 2010's No. 1 slot. ARRA funds are still having a big impact in the U.S.; however, ongoing budget issues and lack of federal transportation authorization still threaten many agencies and their ongoing projects.
Bus| April 13, 2010

Toronto set to launch 'Fitness for Duty' program in August

Toronto Transit Commission's new "Fitness for Duty" program will include improved procedures for investigating policy violations, such as testing for drugs and alcohol, and will address the issue of extreme fatigue.
Bus| January 29, 2010

TTC to enhance customer service

Improvements include the formation of an advisory panel, adding a trip planner and Metropass vending machines, and SMS capability at all streetcar stops.

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