Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

July 16, 2007 06:00 ET

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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 16, 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 this morning, Monday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m.

The ride-a-long will begin at the TTC's Hillcrest Complex, with comments from TTC Chair Adam Giambrone and Toronto Police Service Inspector Len Faul. 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.


WHAT: TTC and Toronto Police Service launch safety campaign
WHO: TTC Chair Adam Giambrone and Toronto Police Service Inspector
Len Faul.
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