December 13th, 2019

TTC fare hike, budget shortfall is Ford’s fault, says NDP Transit critic

QUEEN’S PARK — Jessica Bell, Ontario NDP Transit critic, released the following statement in response to the release of today’s 2020 TTC budget.

“Just yesterday, the Ford government voted down my private member’s motion Better Transit Now, which calls on the province to match municipal funding for critical public transit operations and maintenance.

“By refusing to contribute its fair share to transit, the Ford government is paving the way for a 10-cent fare hike, along with more breakdowns and delays for TTC riders.

“If this government actually wanted to help people get to where they need to go on time, if it actually wanted to solve congestion and help people afford fares, it would start fairly funding the TTC and transit agencies across Ontario.”