Archive for 2010

Monday is Election Day – The Time to Act is Now!

Thanks to the thousands of Public Transit Coalition supporters, we’ve achieved a lot in the lead up to “E-Day”. We’ve launched a new website, featuring an engaging video on the importance of keeping the TTC public, we’ve advertised our cause on TV, in print and throughout the TTC, and we’ve graded candidates’ commitment to maintain […]

Pantalone Gets Top Mark on Transit Report Card

Mayoral hopeful Joe Pantalone received the top grade in the Public Transit Coalition’s  Report Card which rates where the leading mayoral candidates stand on key issues facing the TTC.  Candidates were sent a ten-question survey on a range of transit-related issues from keeping the TTC public to keeping fares in check. The complete list of […]

PTC Report Card shows Voters where Council Candidates Stand

Today, the Public Transit Coalition (PTC) released a report card that graded candidates running for City Council on the election issue that has received the most attention to date: public transit.  Each candidate was sent a ten-question survey on a range of transit-related issues such as: keeping the TTC public, building the Transit City Light Rail […]

Press Release: New campaign warns Torontonians to avoid mistakes other cities made privatizing public transit:

Today, the Public Transit Coalition (PTC) launched a major multimedia campaign with a very simple message: privatizing public transit will be a disaster for Toronto. This is in response to mayoral candidates who have mused about public-private partnerships and outsourcing for the TTC. “Some mayoral candidates want the private sector to play a substantial role […]

Publicly Accountable Leadership: Key for Good Public Transit

Without TTC Commissioners who are accountable to the public, we have no mechanism to ensure they will make decisions that are good for the public and the environment. Yes, unelected Commissioners might be environmentalists. Or, they may care about buying products or services that help their friends at the expense of the environment. Their decisions […]

Provincial Funding Key to “Improving the TTC Experience”

The Public Transit Coalition (PTC) is pleased to see that the TTC is listening and taking action on the more than 75 recommendations made by the Customer Service Advisory Panel (the Panel). A strong commitment to serving TTC riders is at the centre of what the PTC has been advocating for since it launched in April, […]

Hazel McCallion disappointed with Metrolinx delays

Hazel McCallion, Mayor of the City of Mississauga, recently wrote to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Mr. J. Robert S. Prichard, President and CEO of Metrolinx. She enclosed a resolution adopted by the City of Mississauga on July 7th. Both McCallion’s letter and Metrolinx’s reply can be found here (pdf). In her letter Mayor McCallion says: […]

Meeting with Steeles L’Amoreaux Action for Neighbourhood Change

On July 21, 2010 we met with residents from the Steeles L’Amoreaux ANC. The residents are very supportive of mobilizing to getting better transit to their community because their commute times can be very long. One resident said that on a good day it takes two hours to get from Birchmount and Finch to Yonge […]

Transit City, no longer for all of Toronto

This slideshow shows how Premier McGuinty’s cuts to the Transit City Light Rail Plan have drastically scaled back what we were promised in 2007. Click the links below the presentation to see larger images of the slides or view the slide show in full screen. Images of the Transit City Light Rail plan shrinking over […]

Meeting with Albion Neighbourhood Services

On July 10th, 2010 we met with Albion Neighbourhood Services. The residents in Rexdale expressed the need for creating new jobs in their community and were distressed to find out that the jobs that would have been created by the Transit City plan have been scaled back quite significantly. Also of concern was the lack […]