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Letter to TTC Board – September 2021

Founded in March 2019, A Voice for Transit is led by Ryerson University and University of Toronto students and alumni. We take an evidence-based approach to addressing delays,overcrowding and transit inequity on Toronto’s transit systems like the GO and TTC. On August 30, 2021, we released our second report entitled “Taking the TTC during COVID-19” […]

Time for real consultations in Thorncliffe Park

In early-May, we launched a campaign to help Thorncliffe Park residents advocate for moving an Ontario Line maintenance and storage facility (MSF) away from a proposed site with important ethnic retailers. The neighbourhood is made up primarily of Muslim residents from South Asia. The 2 Thorncliffe Park Drive shopping plaza features Iqbal Foods, the primary […]

Written deputation on 2021 City of Toronto Budget

Dear City of Toronto Council and Staff, We are A Voice for Transit, focused on advocating for improved transit access for those who do not have transportation alternatives who are often suburban residents. We have the following comments regarding the TTC’s 2021 Operating Budget: Transparency about sourcing of personal protective equipment (PPE). It currently represents […]

York Region Transit cutbacks leaves woman in the dark and cold

Ruth is a hospital administrative support worker in her 60s who has ridden transit for over 20 years and throughout the entire pandemic. She is a Glen Shields resident in Concord who depends on York Region Transit (YRT) for her 90 minute commute to and from her job. But, cutbacks to YRT have left her […]

Letter to Kinga Surma – July 22, 2020 – Re: Funding for Toronto transit projects

A Voice for Transit350 Victoria StreetToronto, ON M5B 2K3 July 22, 2020 RE: Funding for Toronto transit projects Dear Associate Minister Kinga Surma, MPP, In May 2020, we published our Transit Inequity in Toronto report, which calls for improvedtransit governance and transit service. A key recommendation was for greater transit accessfor individuals who need it […]

Response Letter – Metrolinx Board Meeting June 25, 2020

Office of the Chair Donald Wright Donald.Wright@metrolinx.com  July 20, 2020  A Voice for Transit Team A Voice for Transit 350 Victoria St. Toronto, ON M5B 2K3  Dear Faizan Ahmed, Ozora Amin, Sherwin Lau, Devan Moura, and Jean-François Obregón,  RE: June 25, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Feedback  Thank you for writing. As the Chair of […]

Letter for Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 25, 2020

Metrolinx Board meetings are not open to the public; however, community members are allowed to send in letters regarding agenda topics. This is the letter we sent to Metrolinx for the June 25, 2020 Board meeting. June 24, 2020 RE: PRESTO Report, Item 11 – Customer Safety, Service Planning & Recovery, Capital Projects Group Quarterly […]

TTC Deputation – June 17, 2020

On June 17, 2020 we spoke at the Toronto Transit Commission’s Board Meeting to represent your needs. Here is what we said. Thank you for the opportunity to speak at this meeting. I am representing A Voice for Transit, a student-led transit advocacy group at Ryerson University. We have suggestions and concerns regarding Item 4 […]

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