TTC audit shows over 90% of riders wearing masks

Jul 28 2020, 1:12 pm

The TTC is reporting that an overwhelming majority of its passengers were shown to be wearing face coverings.

The transit company runs the audits every two weeks to check its passengers’ compliance with the mandatory policy of wearing a mask on transit. The most recent showed that 95% of passengers at capture locations were wearing masks.

The checks take place at “five high-volume locations” that capture both “bus and subway trips (Finch, Kennedy, etc),” the TTC’s Stuart Green told Daily Hive.

In a breakdown provided by the TTC, only four stations are listed, with Kipling’s bus unload bay having the highest level on non-compliance at 7%, while Kipling saw the lowest with 4% of people choosing not to cover their face.

Courtesy of the TTC

There are also plans to expand the audit to include streetcar passengers, according to Green.

Green says the first audit, which began in June, showed 50 to 55% of passengers wearing a mask. The next check, taken just before the mandate took effect on July 2, clocked in at 65%, while reporting after the masks were made mandatory showed 89% compliance.

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