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.
TTC To Complete Presto Switch by 2018, Toronto Star December 08, 2016
Report Details Plans for Low Income Toronto Transit Fares, Toronto Star November 24, 2016
TTC Approves 10 Cent Fare Increase, Toronto Star November 21, 2016
The TTC Used to Have Fare Zones—and They May be Coming Back, Torontoist July 14, 2016
Making sense of the TTC’s new fare rules, Toronto Star July 12, 2016
Why Toronto Needs A Low Income Metropass Program, Torontoist July 4, 2016