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The Toronto Transit Commission

The Toronto Transit Commission

Podcast: 58 Minutes; MP3 Format; Free Download

In this podcast Richard Roocroft interviews Mr. Brad Ross, Director of Communications, for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) about what happened in Toronto during the electrical blackout of 2003; the dangers of coming in contact with the 3rd rail; how movies are filmed in a section of the subway that few people know about; the new street-cars that are coming next year, the LRT (Light Rail Transit) system and many other interesting topics. Mr. Ross says that the TTC is the third largest transit system in the world next to New York City and Mexico, carrying over a million and a half people each day.

Although delays are infrequent, when they do happen, the TTC has the ability to send messages to passenger's smart phones, outlining the problem, and what remedial action can be taken.

With interest in hybrid and electrical cars, the TTC has operated street-cars and electrically operated buses for decades. The power of a street-car is