On January 26, there was a joint announcement between Toronto’s Mayor, Chief of Police, and the CEO of the TTC. They shared with Torontonians their plan for protecting the safety of our members and passengers who use public transit. Enforcement is an important first step, but it’s only a band aid solution. More needs to be done.
ATU Local 113 calls on all levels of government to work with the TTC at tackling the root causes including housing affordability and mental health as part of the broader issue of safety on public transit. Without addressing the problem at its core, we won’t have a transit system free from violence.