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GO-ing Beneath The Surface: The November 2022 Transit Strike

By: Sherwin Sze-Wai Lau Edited by: Jean-François Obregón A strike was called on November 6, 2022 by ATU 1587. It was intended to have Metrolinx reach an agreement to end the outsourcing of GO Transit operators and staff work to third-party subcontractors. With the possibility of a recession on the horizon, this measure has been…

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…

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