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Toronto, ON, Canada / Talk Radio AM640 By Maria Madden Head Of Transit Union Calls For Inquiry Into Metrolinx The President of Toronto’s transit union is calling for an independent public inquiry into Metrolinx. In a scathing press release issued on Thursday morning, Bob Kinnear squarely took aim at the provincial government transit agency and
Canadian public transit workers belonging to the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) have a new national leader. Local 113 President Bob Kinnear was elected today in Toronto as President of the newly-formed ATU Canada by delegates to the founding conference of the organization, which represents over 30,000 members in dozens of cities from Vancouver to St.
Bob Kinnear with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in Quebec City, just days before Kinnear’s announcement that he would not seek re-election as Local 113 President What can best be described as the most tumultuous era in the history of ATU Local 113 will come to a close at the end of this year when Bob
TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission is celebrating its 30 billionth rider today. TTC Chair Josh Colle and CEO Andy Byford were on hand at Davisville Station Monday to welcome the transit authority’s landmark customer — Grant Scott. As a reward for being the 30 billionth rider, Scott was gifted a Metropass good for one
TTC sounds alerting commuters to a service interruption or the subway doors closing are the last thing most people want to hear. But the chimes are music to Nick Uhlig’s ears. The 28-year-old McGill University chemistry student has created a series of 11 TTC-inspired phone ringtones that mimic everything from a streetcar gong to the
Toronto area commuters climbed out of their cars and on to transit during the Pan Am Games, according to the first look at GO ridership during that period. GO’s busy Lakeshore East and West lines carried 25 per cent more riders than the same period last year, on top of the anticipated annual passenger growth,
The combative head of the TTC workers union is stepping aside after 12 years of defending his members, advocating for more transit funding and occasionally clashing with the riding public. Bob Kinnear, whose brash, plainspoken style and slicked-back hair have made him one Ontario’s most recognizable labour leaders, put out an automated call Friday to