Petition: Fare Freeze Now!

In the most recent budget, the Mayor and Ottawa City Council are slated to raise transit fares yet again for our City, even for the Equipass, the pass for low-income individuals. People are already squeezed for cash and we pay some of the highest transit fares in North America here in Ottawa. This is unacceptable. This is why our campaign is calling on the Mayor and City Council to implement a fare freeze and to look towards reducing fares over time so that we can finally give low-income people and other transit riders a break. 

WHEREAS the Mayor and City Council are slated to raise fares once again in the upcoming City Budget for 2019-2020;

WHEREAS in Ottawa, we pay one of the highest cash fares in North America; 

WHEREAS transit riders and especially low-income transit riders are already squeezed enough financially;

We call on the Mayor and current City Council:

-To implement a fare freeze to decrease the financial burden on transit riders

-To look towards a reduction in transit fares for future budgets

 

Who's signing

75 signatures

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  • Don Smith
    signed 2019-03-14 10:16:30 -0400
  • Razan Nassri
    signed 2019-03-13 23:49:26 -0400
  • Katarzyna Gocal
    signed 2019-03-13 21:18:25 -0400
  • Sara Eid
    signed 2019-03-13 19:57:39 -0400
  • Shannon Helm
    signed 2019-03-13 19:14:27 -0400
  • Rama Imadi
    signed 2019-03-13 18:58:22 -0400
  • Ayesha Faris
    signed 2019-03-13 16:35:53 -0400
  • Lize Vickery
    signed 2019-03-13 10:30:39 -0400
  • David Garrow
    signed 2019-03-13 10:18:30 -0400
  • Amanda Earl
    @KikiFolle tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-13 06:40:44 -0400
  • Amanda Earl
    signed 2019-03-13 06:40:15 -0400
  • Dania Balaa
    signed 2019-03-12 23:37:43 -0400
  • Zoe Lobay Holmes
    signed 2019-03-12 23:29:24 -0400
  • Robbie Akriffai
    signed 2019-03-12 23:18:37 -0400
  • Margaret Russell
    signed 2019-03-12 22:53:43 -0400
    Margaret Russell
  • Jesse Ramsdale
    signed 2019-03-12 20:41:57 -0400
  • Sara Bernard
    signed 2019-03-12 20:03:51 -0400
    If the city wants to reduce the amount of cars on the road. Then they have to stop raising fairs. Also, if the government needs to make money, then the people who work at City Hall should take a pay cut.
  • Eugenie Waters
    signed 2019-03-12 17:17:03 -0400
  • Chelsea Mclellan
    signed 2019-03-12 15:48:11 -0400
  • Jayne Thomas
    signed 2019-03-12 08:38:39 -0400
    I have had to use OC for 50 years. It is the worst transit system. Late buses, buses that don’t show up, buses that drive away when you’re two feet from the door. And I’m really sick of the rude drivers. I feel OC is completely inept as a bus company.
  • Valerie Edwards
    signed 2019-03-12 05:53:16 -0400
  • Liliane L
    signed 2019-03-12 03:18:59 -0400
  • Francis
    signed 2019-03-11 21:34:36 -0400
  • Leonard Poole
    signed 2019-03-11 21:30:43 -0400
  • Margie Marlin
    signed 2019-03-11 21:28:49 -0400
  • Veronique Esnault
    signed 2019-03-11 21:27:26 -0400
  • Palmela Andersen
    signed 2019-03-11 21:25:47 -0400
  • Amy Hoone
    signed 2019-03-11 21:24:03 -0400
  • Roberta
    signed 2019-03-11 21:22:22 -0400
  • Rob Lapensée
    signed 2019-03-11 21:21:13 -0400

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