February 5, 2016
Three years ago, we launched the inaugural TTC Customer Charter, our public promise to deliver ongoing improvement to your service.
The Customer Charter tracks specific initiatives that we are working on in addition to getting you from A to B. It enables you to hold us accountable if promises are not met, and it is designed to demonstrate our commitment and determination to enhance TTC service through incremental improvements — recognizing that more fundamental upgrades like replacing track and signals will take longer to achieve.
Earlier this week, we unveiled our 2016 promises. Like its three predecessors, the 2016 Charter contains a list of time-bound improvements that we will make, 35 in total for this year alone, in areas that customers have told us are important. These include initiatives across all five of our modes that address issues such as the punctuality and reliability of service, the cleanliness and ease of use of the system and the provision of timely, useful information.
While some initiatives are new for this year, such as the rollout of new fare gates to support our new PRESTO smartcard, others build on what we have already delivered in our last three Charters — the various “mega projects” that we are working on and our ongoing, relentless focus on the basics that must be got right to deliver quality transit service. You can expect to see more new streetcars, more express bus services, additional customer information screens, fewer short turns on bus and streetcar routes, fewer subway delays and better signage at transit stops — to name just six of our promises.
The full list of this year’s Charter offer can be found at ttc.ca. Every quarter, we will publicly report on our progress, in line with a further, ongoing promise: to be a modern, transparent and accountable organization that makes you proud.
This week, the TTC unveiled its fourth Customer Charter. The 2016 Charter contains 35 time-bound commitments that include increased accessibility and improved service reliability and customer service. The TTC tracks these commitments, holding ourselves to account if pledges are not met.
2016 charter commitments include:
January – March 2016
- Earlier Sunday subway service, starting at 8 a.m. (met)
- 510 Spadina route fully serviced by new streetcars
April – June 2016
- WiFi available at 22 new stations
- Improved bike parking at five subway stations
July – September 2016
- Improved travel time during the morning peak by increasing train frequency by three trains on Line 1
- Introduction of new streetcar service on Cherry Street to the West Donlands, to serve a growing new neighbourhood
October – December 2016
- Entire TTC system PRESTO-enabled
- New, more informative, redesigned stop markers at over 3000 transit stops
For a full list of 2016 Customer Charter commitments, and to check progress on previous commitments, click here
Name: Michael Stafrace
Position: Customer Service Representative - Lost Articles
Years of service: 8
This job allows me to see a different perspective of customers’ lives in the city through their lost things. I love working here because I enjoy working with people and having to think on my feet to adapt to customers’ needs whether they are new to the city, or have been here for several years.
When all is said and done, it’s so rewarding to see people’s reactions to getting their belongings back. Sometimes I don’t realize the sentimental value of something simple like a hat or mittens that someone’s grandmother knitted for them. Putting a smile on people’s faces is what I’m here for — as long as someone is looking for their lost item, I’m here to help them find it.
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