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

Morgan Cope
Suzanne Roeder
Nicholas Pontone
Rachel Parent
Daniel Brotherston
Khaleefa Hamdan
Kari Glynes Elliott
Stephen Hickson
Carl Chaboyer
Suzanne Lemieux
Carole Johnson
75 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Mark Mayer
    signed 2019-03-11 21:20:04 -0400
  • Brandon Perron
    signed 2019-03-11 21:19:09 -0400
  • Ian Parker
    signed 2019-03-11 21:17:28 -0400
  • Pierre Paquette
    signed 2019-03-11 17:10:48 -0400
  • Edelweiss D’Andrea
    signed 2019-03-11 11:00:22 -0400
    Stop funding urban sprawl. We are already on the brink of cataclysmic climate change
  • Morgan Cope
    signed 2019-03-10 13:51:23 -0400
    I mean we can squeeze prilvaged politcians paycheck instead.
  • Heather Anderson
    signed 2019-03-09 22:54:57 -0500
    Ottawa transit fares are already among the most expensive in Canada
  • Suzanne Roeder
    signed 2019-03-06 15:33:20 -0500
    If we want citizens to use public transit, consider dropping or eliminating fares and adding service.
  • Nicholas Pontone
    signed 2019-03-05 11:31:04 -0500
  • Rachel Parent
    signed 2019-03-05 08:33:41 -0500
    Raise parking fees not transit!
  • Amy Parker
    signed 2019-03-04 17:40:40 -0500
  • Blaine Cameron
    signed 2019-03-04 17:36:17 -0500
  • Daniel Brotherston
    signed 2019-03-04 17:26:19 -0500
  • Khaleefa Hamdan
    signed 2019-03-04 15:00:12 -0500
  • Ottawa Transit Advocate
    @KGE_hockeyfan tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-04 10:55:54 -0500
  • Kari Glynes Elliott
    signed 2019-03-04 10:54:51 -0500
  • Chris Lee
    signed 2019-03-04 10:21:03 -0500
  • Scott Delahunt
    signed 2019-03-04 09:03:25 -0500
    Reliability is non-existent. OC Transpo passengers are not getting what we are paying for. Buses have to start running on schedule before rates increase. Service improvements must come after an I crease; schedules need to increase in frequency, so etching that hasn’t happened since the turn of the century.
  • Patrick Beaudry
    signed 2019-03-04 00:36:23 -0500
    62 minutes waiting for a #6 bus at 11:20 am with clear roads and light traffic! Every week waiting at Bank near Cooper for the number 6 bus during rush hour and you only use the short buses so they go right past you most of the time or they are dangerously over crowded! Come on man!!!
  • James Brunet
    signed 2019-03-03 17:36:33 -0500
  • Stephen Hickson
    signed 2019-03-03 16:44:40 -0500
  • Carl Chaboyer
    signed 2019-03-03 16:42:59 -0500
    Lower transit fares mean more universal access and higher usage. Municipal transit should be for all!
  • Baraa Arar
    signed 2019-03-03 16:37:04 -0500
  • Suzanne Lemieux
    signed 2019-03-03 16:33:55 -0500
    Suzanne Lemieux
  • Clive Doucet
    signed 2019-03-03 16:28:16 -0500
    If fares go up ridership will go down even more. Freeze or drop the fares for more ridership.
  • Carole Johnson
    signed 2019-03-03 16:11:35 -0500
    More people will use the transit system if the fares drop significantly. OcTranspo will do better financially by dropping fares than by raising them. Transit needs to be attractive and BETTER than driving!
  • Stephanie Johnson
    signed 2019-03-03 15:30:49 -0500
  • Sam Hersh
    signed 2019-03-03 14:58:42 -0500
  • Sam Hersh
    published this page 2019-03-03 14:53:40 -0500