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Public Safety Foremost Priority: Investigation Underway

February 12, 2009 – A full internal investigation is underway after a Thunder Bay Transit operator was charged with impaired driving yesterday evening.

“The public’s safety is our foremost priority,” said Alex Grant, Manager – Thunder Bay Transit. “The City of Thunder Bay is dealing with this very serious issue in a priority manner. Transit is committed to the highest safety and training standards and regrets that any passengers were subjected to this unfortunate and isolated incident.”

City Transit administration had removed the operator from a bus route in the Current River area due to concerns regarding the operator’s driving. The driver was escorted to the Transit facility by Transit staff. Police were notified during transport.

The operator will be off duty during the investigation.

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Contact: Alex Grant, Manager – Thunder Bay Transit, 684-2187