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On the Board’s agenda next week

Next week’s Board meeting will mark a full year since Commissioners moved to virtual sessions. I’m very proud of our staff behind the scenes for continuing to advance video conferencing during the pandemic and keeping our work transparent as well as accessible for the public.

Here’s a summary of some of the major items that will be up for discussion and vote next week:
> 2021 Accessibility Plan Status: This annual progress report outlines the objectives of our multi-year accessibility plan, as well as achievements in providing all customers with a reliable, efficient, accessible and integrated transit network.
> 5-Year Fare Policy and 10-Year Outlook plans: This report addresses the latest findings from our fare policy review that will inform and guide the development of a modernized fare collection system. The TTC’s fare policy and collection strategy is examining the current fare structure and fare collection model to ensure all forms of fare media are readily available and accessible to our customers.
> Special Constables and Revenue Protection annual reports: Commissioners will receive the 2020 annual reports for the Special Constable Service and Revenue Protection departments. The annual reports highlight both departments’ response activities during the pandemic, reorganization, training, reporting and statistics, community engagement and partnerships, as well as key projects and initiatives.
> COVID-19 Response and Recovery update: This report provides a comprehensive summary of ridership trends, ongoing health and safety measures, restart and recovery activities, and the financial impacts and funding gaps that the pandemic has inflicted on the TTC.

The Board agenda and all reports are posted for public viewing at ttc.ca. Please make time in your busy schedule to stay informed on all the initiatives that we’re undertaking to modernize transit in Toronto.

I know that this year hasn’t  been an easy one – the pandemic continues to throw new challenges our way. As we near the end of Mental Health Week, I want to remind you that your mental health and wellness always come first, and it is okay to ask for help. I encourage you to take advantage of some of the wellness supports available to TTC employees, or share them with a family member in need. With the government’s  recent announcement of an accelerated vaccination rollout plan, I’m hopeful that we are nearing the end of these difficult times. Stay tuned for information about vaccines in the upcoming week.

Keep safe and stay well.

Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
May 7, 2021

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