Over a year ago, the City of Toronto, in response to our pressure, agreed to develop a plan to make the TTC more affordable. We’re waiting for the city to present their plan to the public, but it keeps getting delayed.
What do we want?
- Free fares for people on social assistance
- $50 fares for people on low incomes
- Cheap bulk purchases of tokens for social service agencies
- No cuts in service to pay for lower fares
- And more
Here are 4 ways you can take action for lower TTC fares:
- Send a message to your elected official about this issue right now.
- Come get some of these brilliant postcards and share them with your friends and at your local TTC stop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to pick up postcards.
- Join our organizing committee. Contact Karin at email@example.com.
- Come to our rally at City Hall, 100 Queen St, noon, Tue. May 31st. RSVP now.
The Fare Fair Coalition and TTCriders, along with many allies and activists, have been fighting to lower TTC transit fares for low income people who rely on public transit. Many are forced to choose between feeding the family and taking the bus.
The city has committed to a poverty-reduction strategy that includes low income fares. The city and the TTC must live up to its responsibility to build a fair city for all. It’s time to make sure everyone in Toronto should be able to afford public transit.