CEO Byford Rallies Troops in Letter to TTC
The CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission says he's equally angry and frustrated with the news of five Transit Enforcement Officers being charged and three others being fired.
Andy Byford sent a letter to all TTC employees saying he's angry at the way these people have totally let the company, their colleagues and the people of Toronto down, and frustrated because this comes at a time when, through all of their hard efforts, they're starting to rebuild their reputation.
Byford goes on to call the Transit Enforcement Officers are decent, hard-working and honest people who do a difficult job with a high degree of professionalism.
He says despite the news on Tuesday, the TTC is still on the right track.
And Byford asked all employees to go out and show the city that they are 'better than incidents like this and we will not be deterred from our vision of a transit system that makes Toronto proud'.
It was revealed on Tuesday, that 8 officers were fired after a four month investigation.
Essentially what it broke down to, is that the employees were allegedly writing tickets to homeless people, when the officers weren't even there.
Or how TTC Chair Karen Stintz simply put it, they were paying employees to come to work when they weren't.