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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Austin Devaraj – September 28, 2020 You download the ‘Ride Scooty’ app, locate the nearest Scooty and make sure to wear a helmet. That’s it. You’re set to ride! A Voice for Transit is delighted to announce a partnership with Scooty, an e-Scooter service aiming to help the first mile, last mile problem in commutes. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For many Torontonians who have visited or even grew up in Hong Kong, public transit is a fantastic conversation starter. A very standard characteristic difference is the sterile looking matte finished aluminum seats compared to Toronto’s red corduroy-like upholstery. After a winter’s boisterous flu season and a summer’s hot car experience, the red fades into […]
How can a transit system be an enabler of social mobility? We asked ourselves this question in conducting a system mapping exercise to identify the pain points in Toronto’s transit systems: GO and TTC. We zeroed in on transit equity, defined through either horizontal or vertical systems. Horizontal equity addresses challenges by maximizing the average […]
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