December 22, 2014

Toronto Transit Commission CEO, Andy Byford, today advised the TTC board that he has directed his Chief Safety Officer and Chief Service Officer to conduct a comprehensive review of all bus and streetcar operator recruitment, training, recertification and monitoring programs.

While this review began several weeks ago following reports of TTC vehicles disobeying red lights, Byford has now asked that the review be accelerated. A report with findings and recommendations will be presented to the TTC board when completed.

“The tragic death of Amaria Diljohn Friday evening has shaken all of us at the TTC,” said Byford. “I want to give the public, customers and all TTC employees assurance that safety is, and will remain, paramount in all that we do.”

The TTC continues to co-operate fully with the police investigation into Amaria’s death.

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