Archive for 2010

Meeting with UofT Scarborough Students’ Union Board

On June 30th we met with the UofT Scarborough Students’ Union Board of Directors. The students were very frustrated with public transit in their community. People were used to traveling over one and a half hours one way to get somewhere in Toronto because the public transit in Scarborough is so inadequate. One student shared […]

Meeting with the North York Community House

On June 29th we were in Lawrence Heights and met with people at the North York Community House. Residents were very concerned about transit because most use it to get to work and many had experiences of long commute and wait times for buses. They described buses that are always full, others that are sometimes […]

Meeting with Working Women Community Centre

On June 21st we had a meeting at the Working Women Community Centre. Participants discussed the frustration of spending over 3 hours a day in transit to get to work or to the services they need. They also pointed out that the service was very inefficient; buses were never on time, the transfer does not […]

Meeting with East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club

On June 18th, we met with the East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club. The participants spoke a lot about having to travel long distances to get to work and school. They stressed that the bus service is really poor, it does not stay on schedule, and that the buses were always full. The youth were […]

Meeting with Rexdale Health Centre

On June 17th we met with community members of the Rexdale Health Centre. The residents of this community were very concerned with a lack of adequate transit in Rexdale. They were aware that buses don’t come to every neighbourhood and in some neighbourhoods in Rexdale residents have to walk a long time to get to […]

Meeting with Scarborough Youth Resource Centre

On June 16th we met with the Scarborough Youth Resource Centre. Issues Raised: The youth participants used public transit frequently to go to school and home. They discussed how the TTC bus service was inadequate. They said that buses are not on schedule and that they are treated unpleasantly by some bus drivers. They all […]

Despite Your Objections Metrolinx Champions a Slower, Smaller Transit City

Yesterday was a sad day for transit users as the Metrolinx Board chose to ignore the more than 12,000 Torontonians who signed our pledge in the last few weeks demanding the original Transit City LRT Plan be built. In a packed room full of transit users, the Metrolinx Board ignored the Public Transit Coalition’s recommendation […]

Press Release & Submission to Metrolinx Board

Click here to see the letter we submitted to the Metrolinx Board for today’s meeting For Immediate Release Over 12,000 Torontonians and 28 Organizations Urge Metrolinx to Build Transit City Now Toronto: Today, the Public Transit Coalition (PTC) sent a clear message to the Metrolinx Board of Directors: do not recommend the “5 in 10” […]

Take the Metrolinx Quiz

Wednesday May 19th at 1pm (20 Bay St., 6th Floor, Executive Boardroom) Metrolinx will be presenting their plans for a delayed and much smaller Transit City. The first part of the meeting is open to the public and the Public Transit Coalition will be there. Considering that the fate of our beloved Transit City Light […]

Press Release: How much will we pay for delay?

For Immediate Release Transit Users to Metrolinx CEO: How Much Will We Pay for Delay? Toronto: Today, the Public Transit Coalition (PTC) called on Metrolinx President and CEO, J. Robert S. Prichard, to calculate the cost to Ontarians for delaying $4 billion in expenditures on Transit City. “So far, the discussion has only been about […]