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TTC to ban passengers who assault transit staff

In the aftermath of a particularly vicious assault on a TTC worker last Monday, the TTC is going to try to lower the boom on passengers who attack transit operators by banning them from using Toronto public transit. This is something that could be imposed by the courts, and we have to admit we’re curious as to why this hasn’t happened sooner. Whatever issues this city has with its transit, we’re pretty confident that we can all support the position that TTC riders who assault TTC workers probably shouldn’t be allowed on the bus. But considering that on average, the TTC reports two assaults on its workers per day, maybe that’s not as obvious as we hoped. Read the entire story [Toronto Sun] »

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