Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

ACT Now: Stop the Fare Hikes

Published on February 20, 2020

The Ford Government is about to make some big transit cuts, with huge impacts on commuters. Commuters that take the GO and the TTC are about to see their fares go up by $1.50 per ride, or $3 per round trip. This means people that commute to work and school each day will be forced to spend over $700 more on transit each year.

That’s because the province is about to cut funding for the Discounted Double Fare program, which currently gives riders who transfer to the TTC from GO or the UP a $1.50 discount per ride.

This change is set to come into effect on March 31, 2020. Now is the time to call on the Ontario government to reverse the funding cuts, and reinstate the Discount Double Fare program. This same fare program has already been cut for commuters who take the Union Pearson Express and the TTC, but it's not too late for it to be reinstated.

Ontarians deserve public transit that is safe, reliable, and affordable — not delays, overcrowding, and endless fare increases.

Send a message using the form below to Premier Ford, Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney, and your local MPP. You can edit the message to reflect the impacts on your commute and its affordability.