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


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82 signatures

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  • Ann Paquette
    signed via 2019-03-20 07:50:58 -0400
  • Blazej Marczak
    signed via 2019-03-20 04:13:21 -0400
    Public transport system in Ottawa doesn’t work yet John Manconi General Manager of Transportation earns $233,287 annually. Why city of Ottawa keeps awarding someone who can’t make public transport reliable…? OC Transpo buses are extremely dirty, mostly late or not showing up at all, noisy to unhealthy levels and overcrowded. And of course they are expensive to the point that it is often cheaper to drive, get a taxi or Uber especially when traveling in group. Network of the services is poorly designed and lack of dedicated express airport link is unbelievable especially for a capital city of a developed nation. #Walk #Cycle #Drive #VoteWithYourWallet
  • Liliane Frederick
    signed via 2019-03-19 22:34:06 -0400
    Signed and shared
  • Jaxon Duquette
    signed via 2019-03-19 22:20:27 -0400
    I’m already having to stay home due to not being able to afford to take the bus anymore with all the fare hikes. I have health issues but I can barely make doctor appointments and have to limit my leaving the house due to the ridiculous prices of transport. Maybe fix the SERVICE we get instead of getting worse service at a higher price!
  • Pierre Paquette
    signed via 2019-03-19 15:58:26 -0400
  • Danielle Kydd
    signed 2019-03-19 11:38:13 -0400
  • 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