Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

July 11, 2007 12:02 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: TTC and Toronto Police Service Launch New Safety Campaign

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - In an effort to inform the public about the importance of transit safety, the Toronto Transit Commission, in partnership with the Toronto Police Service, will hold a streetcar ride-along for the news media on Monday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m.

The ride-along will begin at the TTC's Hillcrest Complex, with comments from TTC and Toronto Police Service spokespersons. The media and community leaders will then board a streetcar for a trip downtown, at which time, TTC and Police officials will point out various important issues as they occur randomly. These issues include the following:



- motorists not stopping for open streetcar doors
- transit traffic/pedestrian concerns
- vehicle parked in bus spaces/service stops
- vehicles parked too close to Wheel-Trans vehicles
- vehicles not yielding to buses
- proper methods for passengers boarding or exiting streetcars

Following the ride-along, two staged events will be set up and available
for the media to record. Toronto Police Service will conduct a week long
enforcement blitz.

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WHAT: TTC and Toronto Police Service launch safety campaign

WHO: TTC and Toronto Police Service officials.

WHEN: Monday, July 16, 2007 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Start - TTC Hillcrest Complex, 1138 Bathurst Street.


Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741