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Connecting Toronto

7/10/15 6:00 AM

24hrs Toronto is the new stop for the TTC’s weekly, full-page feature appearing every Friday. The Connecting Toronto page includes a CEO editorial, TTC employee feature, service information, and interesting facts and stats. 24hrs Toronto is a free daily newspaper now available at all Gateway Newstands. CEO Andy Byford’s first colunm was published on July 10, 2015.

Your TTC ready to welcome the world to the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of Connecting Toronto, your weekly window into the TTC.

24hrs is now available inside all TTC subway stations and will be the new home of the TTC’s weekly, full-page feature prepared by and devoted to the TTC each Friday.

Every week, I will update you on how we are progressing with our Five-Year Corporate Plan to modernize the TTC from top to bottom – its infrastructure, processes and culture. We will also showcase a member of the team that helps to keep Toronto moving, and we will provide you with a summary of bus, streetcar and subway performance that week.

Our vision for the TTC is to deliver a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Given years of under-investment, this is a huge challenge, but it is one that we are tackling with vigour so that we give you the level of service that meets the needs of our great city.

With the opening ceremonies of the Pan Am Games today, the TTC is ready for the challenge. We have been planning for these Games – and the Parapan Am Games that follow – for several years, and we are determined to deliver reliable and friendly service to Torontonians and visitors alike. Virtually every department of the TTC has been involved to reach this point. Maintenance teams have undertaken proactive work to enable the subway to operate from 6 a.m. on Sundays during the Pan Am Games and to ensure that there are no planned closures or escalators and elevators under planned maintenance throughout the Games period.

Working with the City, emergency services and the Games organizers, our operations team has conducted exercises to ensure that we are trained and ready. Our employees have put off vacation and 1,600 of us will act as Games ambassadors with a mandate to provide visitors with whatever transit assistance they need.

So bring on the Games! The TTC is proud to be playing such a key role in this world-class event.

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