About 110 people showed up at the Metro Reference Library Monday, April 2, to offer suggestions about improving the TTC, specifically route changes.
Still, a major item turned out to be complaints about accessibility. One brainwave was to make one subway car per train and some buses standing-room-only to accommodate wheelchairs. But some in wheelchairs at the meeting thought it would take them too long to find that designated subway car.
Officials took notes, and senior TTC planner Scott Haskill listened to suggestions. There was no question-and-answer period afterward - just lots of working-class folks voicing their concerns.
Participants who complained about drivers or took too long to make their point, like the guy who complained that P.A. announcements about standing back from the yellow line are "hateful," had staff in attendance looking annoyed. How about docking bus drivers who drive too close to the curb a day's pay?
But the evening's biggest surprise may have been TTC chair Adam Giambrone's departure right after the meeting began. Would have been nice if he'd stuck around to hear from his public.