Mayor John Tory asks Premier Kathleen Wynne grant enhanced powers to TTC enforcement officers.

In a letter addressed to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory has asked for powers to be granted to TTC enforcement officers allowing them to direct traffic during transit disruptions and ticket vehicles blocking routes.
Tory in the letter says he believes that giving the TTC’s enforcement officers the power to direct traffic during service disruptions will “keep transit and traffic as a whole moving and ensure that TTC riders get more reliable service.”
Special constables employed by GO Transit and Ottawa’s OC Transpo already enjoy similar powers as the ones being requested by Tory.
The major reasons for the enhanced powers is the increased number of maintenance-related subway closures that have required traffic enforcement in recent years.