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Canadian goverment to provide ongoing support for public transit

Ensured that it will be an equal-funding partner in major transit projects by committing itself to a federal contribution limit of 33% for the Public Transit Fund. Also announced was a subsequent increase in the contribution limit to the P3 Canada Fund from 25% to 33%.

Canadian transit operator protection bill to become law

Amends the Criminal Code to make it an aggravating circumstance that the judge must consider if the victim of an assault is a public transit operator, defined to include drivers of not just city and intercity buses and surface rail, but also school buses, taxis, ferries and subways.

CUTA presents 2014 Leadership Awards

The ceremony took place in front of transit leaders gathered in Niagara Falls for the CUTA Fall Conference and Trans-Expo, hosted by Niagara Falls Transit, Welland Transit, St. Catharines Transit Commission and Niagara Parks.

Canadian bus driver safety bill gaining momentum

Bill S-221 would amend the Criminal Code to require courts to consider it an aggravating circumstance for the purpose of sentencing if the victim of an assault is a public transit operator engaged in the performance of their duty.

CUTA calls for stiffer sentences on operator attacks

The effort comes on the heels of a bus driver being punched in the face last week, which brings the number of reported assaults in the Vancouver region alone this year to 42. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s transit system launched a new "Don’t Touch Our Operators" campaign.