Few issues are as important as transit in our city and the most critical aspect of an effective transit system is integration. To better serve our residents and transit users we need a transit system that networks our city together and integrates with regional destinations.
As we know in Ward 18, rush hour service on the Bloor Subway line, as well as the Dundas, College and Queen Streetcar lines, need urgent relief and it's time to put customers first by looking at creative solutions to these issues.
For this reason, I have been working with TTC staff and the TTC Chair, Karen Stintz, to explore opportunities to use the Georgetown GO line to benefit our community. Recently this work, along with Councillor Layton, brought forward a motion entitled "Putting the Customer First" which requested TTC and Metrolinx staff to engage in a pilot project to integrate GO and TTC fares through Presto card technology at Bloor GO Station and Exhibition Go Station.
This motion received unanimous approval at the October Commission meeting and will report back with an update at the upcoming November Commission meeting.
But we need your support. By signing this petition you join your voice with other community members in asking for relief to local transit pressures through fare integration.
I will continue to work on behalf of our community for effective transit planning and welcome you to share your thoughts and ideas.
GO- TTC Fare Integration needed for better service!
WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
to recognize that the crowding on the Dundas, College and Queen Streetcar lines and the Bloor subway line, requires urgent attention to relieve pressure and improve service.
to support the initiative to integrate the fare systems between GO Transit and the Toronto Transit Commission as a means to increase customer choice, better serve transit riders, facilitate networking of transit modes and ease congestion along existing transit routes.
That the Province of Ontario, through their regional transit body, Metrolinx, work with the Toronto Transit Commission in implementing a fare integration pilot project at Bloor GO Station.