Dec 04, 2013
By AM740 Staff
The TTC’s Questionable Rider Program at Wheel-Trans has been suspended after Toronto’s ombudsman sighted a lack of transparency in its use of video recordings to determine eligibility. The TTC installed video surveillance cameras in all its vehicles between 2006 and 2008. At the time, the Transit Commission said the cameras were for crime deterrence and the safety and security of passengers and staff, and agreed to consult with the public before expanding their use. But that hasn’t happend and Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean Crean says the warning notice about the video camera on Wheel-Trans vehicles is so small that most people wouldn’t notice it. The findings are part of an investigation report released today. Wheel-Trans is a door-to-door transit service provided by the TTC for residents with limited mobility.
Crean was a guest on AM740’s Goldhawk Fights Back. You can hear the interview on-line at: Zoomer radio .ca