Normally, I like to post positive transit stories, and then put an even more positive spin on them. But I couldn’t help feel disheartened today looking at my Google news RSS feed for “TTC”. Google news doesn’t pickup everything, but it seems they pickup the worst of what’s going on. I know it’s nothing new in the world of news, but it’s unfortunate that violent news stories get a huge amount of press. And that when people read about the TTC, it’s usually one of these crummy stories.
The first seven of 3 dozen mostly horrible transit stories reported by Google news:
TTC bus driver attacked – National Post
TTC driver suffers morning attack – CBC Toronto
T.T.C. Bus Driver Shoved While on Duty in Etobicoke
TTC driver in hospital after being shot in face
Shooting sparks call to beef up TTC security
TTC bus driver shot, seriously wounded
TTC drivers face wild ride on the city’s mean streets
Doesn’t anyone care that TTC Chair Howard Moscoe dressed up like a pumpkin today?