ttc workers transit plan

TTC workers release huge plan to fix Toronto transit

TTC workers have released a sprawling report that suggests how Toronto should address its transit woes. Packaged with a slick video that tells the story of our putative transit demise, the document makes 68 recommendations for improving Toronto's transit service and infrastructure. Many of them are unsurprising. The union calls for more funding from upper levels of government, the immediate purchase of new buses, expanded turn restrictions on city streets, all door loading on all surface vehicles, expansion of the WiFi network across the subway system, and improvements to the TTC's airport rocket bus.

The report is obviously self-serving in places (e.g. hire more mechanics), but it's not without merit. It does, however, participate in a longstanding Toronto tradition of diagnosing problems without the means to fix them. Toward that end, the recommendations that seem most valuable here are those that don't come tied to large scale capital investments. Turn restrictions and all-door loading don't sound sexy but they can improve transit riders' commutes.

Read the full report below.


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