TTC drivers were assaulted more than 50 times over the first four months of 2023, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all violent incidents across the bus network during that same time period. ATU Local 113 President Marvin Alfred spoke to CP24 about the rise in violence against transit workers.

“We have a system where by design the TTC is having people wait longer periods of time for the service they have always had, we are having more crowding in vehicles by design and that can only lead to greater customer frustration,” said Marvin Alfred. “Members of the public, teenagers, people going to work, school are taking the frustrations out on transit workers and that is not where their frustrations should be directed.”

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