Plexiglass barriers being installed in over 600 licensed airport taxis and limos
June 23, 2020
TORONTO, ONTARIO – Today, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced that plexiglass barriers are being installed in over 600 licensed airport taxis and limos in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The step is being taken to enhance the safety of drivers and passengers, and comes after close consultation with the taxi and limousine companies/owners and their drivers, particularly the Consultative Committee on Taxis and Limos (CCTL), as well as elected officials at every level of government. Taxi and limousine services are provided by companies and others licensed to operate at the airport by the GTAA. “The taxi and limo companies and their drivers are an important part of the Toronto Pearson community,” said Scott Collier, Vice President, Customer and Terminal Services, GTAA. “We recognize the need to continue partnering with the Consultative Committee on Taxis and Limos to promote the health and safety of their workers.
“We’ve been working closely with our partners to find the right solutions to keep drivers and passengers safe,” continued Collier. “These barriers are designed to separate the front and back seats of the vehicles to provide an added layer of protection.”
The GTAA proactively provided more than 6,000 gloves to taxi and limousine companies/owners and their drivers, arranged for all taxis and limos to be disinfected before each trip leaving the airport, all at no cost to the companies/owners and their drivers, and took measures to promote physical distancing through the installation of signage and the removal of chairs in the driver cafeteria. Masks have also been made available at the curbs of both terminals for passengers.
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The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto Pearson served more than 50 million passengers in 2019, making it Canada's busiest airport.
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