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The TTC Isn’t Invited to Ontario’s Fare Integration Party

Would integrating the TTC just be too expensive? By: Sherwin Sze-Wai Lau Edited by: Jean-François Obregón May 2, 2022 On March 14th of 2022, GO Transit announced fare integration for many local regional transits transferring to and from GO service vehicles. This would apply to Durham Region Transit, Milton Transit, Grand River Transit, Guelph Transit, […]

Letter to Metrolinx Board Meeting on December 2, 2021

Remember when you would ride the TTC after taking the GO and you’d get a $1.50 discount? Well, the A Voice for Transit team submitted a letter to Metrolinx’s last board meeting of 2021 asking for the TTC/GO Transit co-fare to be brought back. It was cancelled in 2018. We would like to receive a […]

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 […]

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