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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 Plan and keeping fares in check through a sustainable operating subsidy for the TTC from the City and the Province. The complete list of survey questions and candidate responses can be found at www.KeepTTCPublic.ca.

The survey was sent to all registered Council candidates in August. The PTC repeatedly contacted candidates who had not responded, encouraging them to fill out the survey.

The Good News:  More than three quarters of respondents scored 80% or better on the survey reflecting the commitment most candidates have to expanding and improving the TTC.

The Bad News:  Not all candidates seem to share this commitment as 17 incumbent candidates refused to fill out the survey

Torontonians care about the future of the TTC.  Now they have an important tool to find out which candidates running for City Council share their vision for a better TTC.  We hope voters will consider these results when they head to the polls on October 25th.