On January 30, 2017, TTCriders organized a successful Day of Action across the City of Toronto. Volunteers converged at key intersections to mobilize riders and educate them on over-crowded routes, the recent fare hike, and the low per-rider municipal subsidy.
Our work garnered the attention of several news agencies:
Transit ‘day of action’ set for Monday, Toronto Sun
TTC overcrowded or delayed? Call the mayor, say transit advocates, CBC News Toronto
TTC Riders advocacy group asks for support to protest service cuts, Talk Radio AM640
The TTC continues to argue that service levels continue to complement current ridership levels overall. However, data suggests otherwise. TTC data collected shows 43 of roughly 155 bus and streetcar routes exceed crowding standards at some point in the day.
For the sixth consecutive year, TTC commissioners voted in favour of a 10-cent fare hike.
The TTC subsidy per rider is 15-cents lower in 2016 than was provided to the TTC in 2010 (pg. 10).