TTC says social distancing not always possible on transit vehicles

Transit riders express safety concerns

The Toronto Transit Commission says that overcrowding on its routes is beyond their control as the city re-opens. Never mind that much of the city was shuttered late last week, but the TTC maintains that your best bet to avoid overcrowding is to exit a packed vehicle and wait for the next one to come along.

Seriously.

A transit rider named Victoria Pojrazov directed a tweet at the TTC on Tuesday, asking about the lack of social distancing on a bus. A reply from the TTC recommended Pojrazov get off the vehicle and board the next one.

The TTC is reportedly working on adding service, which could help alleviated the issue of overcrowding.

Spokesperson Stuart Green told CityNews the TTC remains focused on increasing service.

“I can understand the frustration, I mean, as I say, our focus is on getting extra service out where it’s needed so that we can reduce crowding where possible. But again, you know, public transit is designed to move a lot of people in a very short period of time,” Green said.