Monday, April 28, 2014

People can vote for #freetransit in Toronto Ward 6 - #topoli

Elect Michael Laxer - Ward 6 City Councillor 2014: Michael Laxer for City Councillor Ward 6: "2) Transit: As Ward 6 City Councillor I will fight to see the Waterfront West LRT plan brought back to connect our Ward with Toronto's downtown in a faster and easier direct route. I will work to see transit expanded city wide and to have revenue tools put in place to finance and maintain this expansion. I will work to integrate GO Transit and TTC routes within the city so that people can use the Lakeshore line as if it was a subway.  I will also fight against any agenda to raise fares and will work towards FREE transit, which should be the environmental and social goal of any government."

Friday, April 18, 2014

Forum on Solving Gridlock in Toronto/Hamilton

Transport Futures: "Traffic congestion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) has reached unacceptable levels and opinion polls consistently report that it is a top of mind issue for citizens. Building more transit and road infrastructure is the accepted way to combat gridlock but will cost the province well over $50 billion by 2031. On April 14, 2014, the Ontario government announced its Move Ontario Forward plan with the promise that quicker commute times are coming sometime in the next decade. "

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Public transit should be fare-free

Public Transit is more than simply a means to get to work in the morning. It is a necessary public service, which makes it possible for everyone to go where they want and need to go: to visit friends and relatives, shop, get to school, work and attend critical and important tasks. It is a key way of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and is a way of addressing climate change and climate justice.