Rewards and Recognition October 21, 2016 winners
Innovation and Creativity Award
Recognizes TTC employees who have demonstrated an innovative and creative mindset and as a result have brought forward ideas that improve the TTC’s internal systems and processes, operations, team culture, and/or delivery of customer service.
Oscar Souto and Mario Duarte - General Maintenance Carpenter – Plant Maintenance
- Designed and fabricated a set of brackets to reinforce the hollow aluminum headers that support the door pivots throughout the system and at office building.
- Prior to this invention there were various safety issues with doors at locations with high air pressure and foot traffic.
- Benefitted the TTC by saving money on maintenance and has improved customer and employee safety.
Leonard Pearce - Operator – Danforth Division
- Developed a website for Operators to review crew and run guide information from a home computer or mobile device.
- Project expanded to include multiple divisions TTC-wide.
- New program has permitted Operators and Supervisors to check crew guides electronically, saving time by preventing the need to receive information in person.
Dave Porter - Divisional Assistant Manager – Queensway Division
- Improved the overall business functionality of 10 departments by developing and implementing new data management and reporting modules.
- The modules have significantly improved the productivity and efficiency of data management, reporting and summarizing, including department KPIs.
- For Bus Transportation alone, the estimated savings due to the program are of over $100,000 a year.
Luigi Spano - Signal Technician – Subway Infrastructure
- Recognized there is no place for a red flag at track level, when Impassable Work Zones are used in certain areas of the subway system.
- This could cause a potentially unsafe situation at track level and put workers at risk if they do not see the Impassable Portable Trip.
- Recommendation was to affix a flag holder to the Impassable Portable Trip.
Leonardo Volpe - Maintenance Mechanic Millwright – Plant Maintenance
- Prepared a perforated shelf with holds to catch pieces of material that fall during the cutting of metal, plastic and glass.
- When materials fall to the bottom of the waterjet machine tank, the materials are lost and need to be separated by a pumper truck.
- The shelf invention has helped to save labour time and money wasted on materials.
Susan Reed Tanaka – Chief Capital Officer
Mike Palmer – Acting Chief Operating Officer
Brad Ross – Executive Director – Corporate Communications