Category Archives for "Press Releases and Open Letters"

Nov 18

Deputation to Toronto Transit Commission regarding Subsidized Transit Pass for Working Poor

By TAO-admin | Press Releases and Open Letters , Urban Transit


Transport Action Ontario made a deputation to the Toronto Transit Commission on this topic on November 18, 2013.  It noted that much of the controversy for transit fare increases concerns the affordability for the working poor, and recommends that TTC study an Affordable Transit Pass Program, similar to what is offered by Hamilton Street Railway.


The deputation can be viewed here: TAO-TTC Deputation 2013-11-18



Jun 13

Move the GTHA: It’s time to move on gridlock – Open Letter

By TAO-admin | Press Releases and Open Letters , Urban Transit


Decades of underinvestment have left the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) with an inadequate transportation network and one of the longest average commute times in North America – reducing the region’s economic competitiveness, impairing our health and environment, and limiting the amount of time we spend with families and friends.


Transport Action Ontario is one of about a dozen prominent non-government organizations that have formed the Move the GTHA coalition.  The objective is to support the Ontario government as they introduce new dedicated transportation revenue tools, such as a regional sales tax or regional fuel tax.  Recently the coalition, together with many other organizations, released an open letter to the GTHA’s elected officials calling on them to support Metrolinx’s transit investment strategy.