Budget

Fare Equity

Fare Equity means affordable and accessible transit prices. Youth need fares that they can afford with a low income - and we're here to advocate for these fares.

Extend hours of places and offices that sell student IDs: Right now student IDs are only sold at Sherbourne station between 3 and 7 PM which leaves it inconvenient for those who work

Create more avenues in which students can buy student IDs: Right now student IDs are only sold at Sherbourne station leaving it inaccessible and inconvenient for many

Rename student IDs to Youth IDs as not all 19 year olds who can reap the discounted metropass fall under the category of enrolled students

Create student and low-income pricing for initial one-time PRESTO card fee

Create one-time fee mechanism: For low-income youth, a $20 minimum PRESTO upload is hard to do.

Create avenues or systems in which youth can load more money on their PRESTO card in stations and effective immediately without having to access it online.

Work with TTC Board to create a Youth Advisory Body on the TTC Board to have better youth representation and say in matters of fare equity.

Resources

TTC To Complete Presto Switch by 2018Toronto Star December 08, 2016

Report Details Plans for Low Income Toronto Transit FaresToronto Star November 24, 2016

TTC Approves 10 Cent Fare IncreaseToronto Star November 21, 2016

The TTC Used to Have Fare Zones—and They May be Coming BackTorontoist July 14, 2016

Making sense of the TTC’s new fare rules, Toronto Star July 12, 2016

Why Toronto Needs A Low Income Metropass ProgramTorontoist July 4, 2016

 

 

Health & Safety

Public transit should be a safe space for everyone.

Run concurrent and sporadic tests on the heating and cooling and alternate precipitation management systems non-seasonally.

Create and enforce a mandate that all transit operators and fare inspectors have to undergo Anti-Oppression and Defence related training to support women and non-binary folk and create a safe space.

Make public when and how TTC buses and trains undergo cleaning and hygiene inspections.

Institute a "most-wanted" list and advisory group that is made up of women, non-binary folk, people of colour, and mental health advocates and survivors to create a system in which known predators may not act again.

Create an anonymised and accessible reporting system to allow passengers to report sexual harassment, assault, and people.

Resources

Sobering Sexual Assault NumbersToronto Star October 31 2016

Yep, Riding the TTC Is Still a Nightmare For WomenTorontoist September 8 2016

The TTC Promises Less AC Issues Next SummerCBC September 2 2016

Mayor Tory Turns Up The Heat on the TTC Over Subway ACToronto Star August 29 2016

It’s About Time the TTC Responds to Sexual Assault During CommutesTorontoist July 20 2016

TTC board takes up women’s safetyMass Transit Mag July 10 2016

How Riding the TTC Has Affected My Mental HealthTorontoist June 22 2016

 

Future Projects

Want to read more about new plans for the TTC? This is the place to do that. Read us here and then let us know your thoughts by emailing us at bri@thetyc.ca or filling in the form below.

What Will The TTC Look Like In 2012Blog TO, December 2016

Transit Plan Clears Major Hurdle at CouncilToronto Star

Report Outlines Steep Costs of Running New Transit LinesToronto Star

Annotated SmartTrack Report, Torontoist

Transit Renaissance on Tap For GTA If Funds FoundGlobe and Mail

Bombardier Misses Another Deadline For Eglinton Crosstown ProjectToronto Star

Interested in further research of the TTC's policies, plans for the future, and processes, go to the TTC Board's Page here.

Then, let us know your thoughts!

Accessibility

If the TTC isn't working for some of us, it's not working for all of us. Here are our recommendations to make moving across the city accessible.

Create PRESTO machines and tap areas that are accessible to all.

Make the PRESTO upload website AODA compliant to accommodate text to speech and other accessibility platforms.

Ensure that by 2018 all subway platforms are accessible and not reliant on stairs or strenuous activity.

Create opportunities and conduct outreach to ensure at least two youth members on the Accessibility committee of the TTC board to represent youth with disabilities.

Enforce a new rule that ensures all short-term TTC line closures are advertised and informed using digital and traditional avenues at least two weeks ahead of occurrence.

Resource

Spotlight on Wheel Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility ForumUrban Toronto September 19 2016

TTC Still Has Big Ticket Items to Address When It Comes to AccessibilityToronto Star September 14 2016

I Face Accessibility Issues on the TTC Every Day—and It’s About Time That’s ChangedTorontoist September 1 2016

Federal Cash Will Mean More Reliable, Accessible TransitToronto Star August 23 2016