On February 18, 2016 I sent a letter to Metrolinx President & CEO Bruce McCuaig reiterating many of our community's calls over the years asking for affordable fares and commuter options on the Union Pearson Express. As some of you may have seen in the news, Metrolinx and the Province have listened to our calls and the calls of many others from all across our city by reducing fares on the UP Express and creating opportunities for commuters to use the line. This is a welcome step and something that I know many of you will appreciate. Fares on the UP Express for one and two stops will now be the same as GO fares, meaning that it will now cost adults $4.71 to travel one stop and $5.02 for two stops using your Presto card. Children under 12 years of age and under are able to ride for free and seniors/students will be able to ride at discounted GO fare levels. For more information and a full fare breakdown, please click here. Please read the below letter to see what I wrote.