Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Volunteers want LRT plan back on track | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Volunteers want LRT plan back on track | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun: "“(Ford is) going to find that he’s going to really peev off a lot of these communities and a lot of these neighbourhoods that supported him.”

The mayor won’t have to look far for frustration.

“It’s really overcrowded and then what happens because of traffic you’ll see three buses lined up waiting to go and two of them will get filled and one will be empty,” said Vanessa Hunt, vice-president of campus life at York University.

“Then there will be no bus along the line for 45 minutes, and people are stuck in the cold waiting,” she said after a couple hours of door-knocking."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Seniors need and deserve free public transit

Olivia Chow Trinity—Spadina, ON
Bill C-449 | "Some seniors, as they age, can no longer drive, so they are totally dependent upon public transit. But since the federal government has not substantially increased old age security or the guaranteed income supplement, tens of thousands of Canadian seniors are living in poverty. Some of them even have to rely on food banks. That means they have to make a decision every day. Can they actually go to the library or to the community centre or visit their grandchildren, or are they going to have trouble paying rent because they are taking steps to leave their homes and take public transit?"

Thursday, February 17, 2011 » Blog Archive » Metrolinx’s Paul Bedford speaks up for transit » Blog Archive » Metrolinx’s Paul Bedford speaks up for transit: "After decades of inaction, Toronto urgently needs to get on with building transit of all types. Ford and the new council will be making 100-year decisions that will shape our future. Now is not the time to get cynical; the future success of Toronto and the region is far too important."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Save Transit City - Events

Thursday Feb 17th, 7pm
Save Eglinton's Rapid Transit: Ask our politicians about the Eglinton LRT

Saturday February 19th, 1pm
Canvass with Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Tuesday February 22nd, 7pm
Councillor Perruzza's Finch West Town Hall
Yorkwoods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Avenue West

Tuesday February 22nd, 6pm-8:30pm
Scarborough Left Waiting: A Community Meeting on Transit Needs in Scarborough
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre
RSVP: Farhat Hasan at or 416 932 1359 X10

Jointly hosted by: Toronto Environment Alliance (TEA), TTCRiders, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) and Scarborough Civic Action Network Action for Neighbourhood Change - Malvern, Social Planning Toronto, Tamil Information Centre and many others!

Refreshments will be served!
TTC Tokens will be provided!