TTC is planning to use external-facing cameras on buses and streetcars (RENDERINGS)

Oct 3 2018, 4:01 pm

To further enhance public and customer safety, the TTC is planning the implementation of external-facing cameras on its surface vehicles. This would include buses and streetcars.

The use of external-facing cameras would allow the TTC to accurately investigate incidents involving its surface vehicles, support the investigation of customer complaints and claims and above all, improve safety for both customers and the public.

According to the TTC, Toronto is one of the last municipalities in Ontario to implement forward-facing and external cameras on surface vehicles, and this has been a long-standing gap in our incident investigations model.

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Proposed external camera locations on Wheel-Trans vehicle/TTC

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Existing external camera location on low-floor streetcar. Proposed locations for additional cameras are yet to be determined/TTC

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Proposed external camera locations on TTC bus/TTC

Ahead of implementation, the TTC is holding a public consultation to increase public awareness of the topic and to receive feedback, comments and concerns.

The public consultation will take place on Tuesday, October 9, at North York Memorial Community Hall (5110 Yonge Street) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

During the consultation, TTC staff will be on hand to answer questions about this initiative.

Additionally, the public is invited to provide comments and suggestions on this program by completing an online survey, which can be found here.

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