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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on Oct. 4 will recall 132 additional train and bus operators of the 450 employees laid off in April as part of the agency's efforts to reduce costs as it faces revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 132 employees being recalled are in addition to the 150 operators that returned to work earlier this month to provide service as ridership rebounds and students go back to school.
The layoffs are a temporary measure with all operators to be recalled when the TTC reaches 50 percent of pre-pandemic ridership levels on all vehicle modes, TTC officials said in a press release.
Before the pandemic, the TTC was carrying 1.7 million rides on a typical weekday day. Currently, the agency is logging daily ridership in the 35 percent to 40 percent range, or more than 630,000 riders each weekday, agency officials said.