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. 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

198 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Emmaline Coulter
    signed 2019-05-01 16:50:59 -0400
    Emmaline Coulter
  • David Serpa
    signed 2019-04-15 23:57:00 -0400
    In order to incentivize public transit use, we should reduce fares all the way to zero. To change behaviours, we need to provide compelling incentives.
  • Roxan Clark
    signed 2019-04-15 21:02:27 -0400
    Roxan Clark
  • Julie Laframboise
    signed 2019-04-15 12:16:33 -0400
  • Susan Hewitt
    signed 2019-04-15 11:10:08 -0400
    Why does the #19 bus from downtown come through Overbrook only once an hour during afternoon rush hour(s)? Why does every second bus turn back in Vanier? We need to get home too!
  • Brian Le
    signed 2019-04-13 21:13:53 -0400
  • Margie Coin
    signed 2019-04-13 10:29:58 -0400
  • Bader Abu-Zahra
    signed 2019-04-13 10:28:49 -0400
  • Philippe Parisot
    signed 2019-04-13 10:28:32 -0400
  • Thalia M
    signed 2019-04-13 09:08:51 -0400
  • Mireille Latulippe
    signed 2019-04-12 22:28:10 -0400
  • Alex McAllister
    signed 2019-04-12 16:22:58 -0400
  • Ariane G
    signed 2019-04-12 15:25:30 -0400
  • David Aardvark
    signed 2019-04-12 14:01:06 -0400
  • benny lu
    signed 2019-04-12 13:41:18 -0400
  • Mikaela Kennedy
    signed 2019-04-12 12:08:44 -0400
    Poor people should be able to afford public transit.
  • Kyra Hagerty
    signed 2019-04-12 12:04:34 -0400
    If you wanna be serious about climate change you wouldn’t place a disincentive on public transit.
  • Stuart Matthews
    signed 2019-04-12 11:35:45 -0400
  • Peter Lewis
    signed 2019-04-12 11:29:48 -0400
  • Sam Yee
    signed 2019-04-12 11:05:47 -0400
  • Susana Salgado-Valle
    signed 2019-04-12 08:52:39 -0400
  • Pedro Diaz
    signed via 2019-04-11 00:05:27 -0400
  • Georgia Mathewson
    signed 2019-04-10 15:47:00 -0400
  • Helen Derry
    signed 2019-04-10 14:20:07 -0400
    Helen Derry
  • Laura Margita
    signed 2019-04-10 12:47:52 -0400
    Laura Margita
  • Jasmine Quesnelle
    signed 2019-04-09 16:24:19 -0400
  • Autumn Mb
    signed 2019-04-09 15:25:23 -0400
  • Brittney Miron
    signed 2019-04-09 14:06:03 -0400
    If they stepped up there service i wouldn’t mind paying more but with everything going down hill this is ridiculous
  • Adrian Dionne
    signed 2019-04-09 08:19:13 -0400
    Adrian Dionne
  • Marley Payne
    signed 2019-04-09 03:52:40 -0400

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