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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 survey questions and candidate responses can be found at www.KeepTTCPublic.ca.

The report card makes it clear where the top 4 mayoral candidates stand on key issues facing the TTC.  Joe Pantalone scores an A+, George Smitherman gets a B, and Rob Ford and Rocco Rossi got Fs as both failed to complete the survey.

The survey asked ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions to find out where candidates stand on issues including:

  • Public-private partnerships (PPPs) and other forms of privatizing the TTC
  • Building the Transit City Light Rail Plan by 2020
  • Keeping TTC fares in check
  • Provincial funding for TTC operating costs
  • Maintaining existing TTC service levels and expanding service to all wards
  • Keeping City Councillors on the Transit Commission

Transit has been a top issue in this election. Our report card provides Torontonians with a tool to show which mayoral candidate has the best vision for how to improve public transit. If you care about the TTC ,review this report card before you vote on October 25th.