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Save the Date—Change of Date

Hi all, 

The Free and Accessible Transit Campaign and the Toronto Fair Fare coalition are asking supporters to save July 6, rather than the earlier date of June 21, for a transit campaign event.

In solidarity,

The Free and Accessible Transit Campaign

2 years ago
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TTC Service Cuts Affect Real People - 120 Calvington (by mariaaugimeri)

2 years ago
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A Torontonian’s depiction of what the transit in this city could like.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanfelix/2207800842/

A Torontonian’s depiction of what the transit in this city could like.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanfelix/2207800842/

3 years ago
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A tenuous relationship between transit and developers
Free and Accessible Transit campaign builds its base | Toronto Media Co-op

Thanks to Matt for the coverage of the Campaign!

3 years ago
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From our discussion with members of Residents Rising

Last night, members of the Free and Accessible Transit campaign attended a meeting held by the Residents Rising association in the Kingston-Galloway neighborhood of Scarborough. The transit in this neighborhood is notoriously inadequate, and although earlier Transit City plans proposed LRT for the area, the McGuinty government refused (before the election of Ford, mind you) to fund that section.

Residents concerns included inadequate access, poor transit within and in-between many communities in the city, accessibility, and fares. Particularly interesting was a sense of unfairness, among some community members, in transit representation. That is, if they pay the same taxes as someone at Summerhill and Yonge, why do they not share comparable service?  

3 years ago
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Liberals to back Ford’s push to make TTC an essential service - thestar.com

As Dalton McGuinty has repeatedly proven, he’s no friend to the people of Toronto. Between his near dictatorial enhancement of police powers, to his cutting of the special-diet allowance for folks in need, his brand of political opportunism is anathema.   

3 years ago
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SSP Election Broadcast 10/04/07 (via eddiet1962)

The common carriage argument is an interesting one to consider, especially given Canada’s history of connecting people through public investment.

3 years ago
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Forget Paris — Toronto is where it’s at - thestar.com

Tucked away at the bottom of the article is a fact everyone in Toronto is aware of: transit coverage in this city is very limited and the cost is very high. This is, it would appear, a fact acknowledged well outside of the Areas limits. A huge drawback to what is, in many other respects, a great city.   

2 years ago
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First Day of Summer — Save the Date

Hi all, 

The Free and Accessible Transit Campaign and the Toronto Fair Fare coalition are asking supporters to save June 21. We’re planning something for that first day, from around noon to two, and we’d like to see you there! We’ll post more information closer to the date.

In solidarity,

The Free and Accessible Transit Campaign

2 years ago
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Angry Finch commuters: ‘Tell the mayor to walk in our shoes’ - thestar.com

“Tell the mayor to walk in our shoes. Let him come on the weekend and again on the weekday. Ask him to walk in our shoes and see how we are suffering.”

3 years ago
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Abandoning the Finch Neighborhood—Ford’s Transit Plan

The denial of any help for folks in the Finch neighborhood is typical of a Ford plan more concerned with sweetheart deals for condo developers and other private investors than serving the public need. This is a regime concerned with profit over people and investment over accessibility. CUT FARES NOT SERVICE! 

Below is a letter form city councilor Anthony Peruzza.  

It is Unnacceptable to Leave Finch Without a Transit Investment


Dear Resident,

Today’s transit announcement sacrifices a bigger and better transit plan to create a smaller and more expansive one that benefits less Torontonians.

Finch Avenue West is at gridlock, and the Finch bus route is the busiest in the City. After years of consultation and planning, the Transit City plan included an LRT line on Finch Avenue. A state-of-the-art line that would have brought positive investment, jobs, and most importantly rapid transit to the City’s north end. The line is now gone.

"Riders who pack the 36 Finch West bus are about to become the biggest losers of the city’s latest transit expansion plan that no longer includes light rail on Finch Ave."Toronto Star

Let the Mayor and Premier know that Finch Avenue cannot be forgotten. CITY TV has an online poll, let them know what you think:
http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/122194—scarborough-councillors-slam-new-transit-plan

Sincerely,
Anthony Perruzza
City of Toronto Councillor
Ward 8 - York West

3 years ago
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Attempts to Privitize the Welfare Functions of Government are Ghastly

In every instance, subjecting poor and working people to oppressive, thrift minded, market pressures will only redound in the benefit of the rich.

3 years ago
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Response to TTC Chair Karen Stintz’s backhanded praise for some ATU workers.

Response to TTC Chair Karen Stintz’s backhanded praise for some ATU workers.

3 years ago
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Free and Accessible TTC! [1/2] - LeftStreamed - blip.tv

Discussion about free and accessible transit in Toronto organized by the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly

3 years ago
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