The TTC plans to reduce service on 57 bus routes, on the Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway, and the St. Clair streetcar starting November 21.1 You'll be waiting longer for the bus -- TWICE as long on some routes!
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"Hello, my name is _________ and I live in _________. I am calling about the unacceptable cuts to TTC service. I am calling on Mayor Tory to act now to stop the cuts and to secure emergency funding for the TTC from the federal, provincial, and city governments.
These cuts will impact me because _________. Toronto needs to add service to win back riders, not make cuts that will hurt working people who've been relying on it during the pandemic."
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We're asking the Mayor to immediately secure emergency transit funding from all levels of government. The Mayor and TTC could extend the vaccine mandate deadline and implement interim measures such as rapid testing while it conducts a hiring blitz and continued education about vaccination.
The TTC has had months to prepare for a staff shortage, but has been operating “just enough” service due to underfunding. Transit users have already been reporting long wait times and missing buses in recent weeks.
Analysis by transit expert Steve Munro suggests that the TTC has been short-staffed and not operating all of their scheduled service since September 2021.2 Emergency funding from federal and provincial governments is running out across Canada.3 And the TTC was underfunded before the pandemic because it relies mostly on rider fares for its budget.