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TTC escalator fix relies on funding


Re: “TTC maintenance of escalators poor”, Letters, Aug. 24:

May Uusberg’s assessment of the state of maintenance to TTC escalators is shortsighted and ill-informed.

Her assertions of how many times escalators have been overhauled and inference of shoddy workmanship by TTC escalator mechanics are totally unsubstantiated.

Manpower, parts procurement and availability affect the time it takes to maintain our escalators.

In a perfect world, TTC management and its workers would love to have the manpower and parts to get all escalators back in service but due to government underfunding this is not feasible. I’m not sure all TTC patrons would appreciate a fare increase to address this issue.