A very sick me telling the TTC Board why GBC students need a U-Pass while simultaneously fighting the urge to cough or sneeze.
U-Commute has been working hard throughout the Summer and Fall. We've met with folks from Metrolinx and TTC. We've been advocating hard for a U-Pass to the point where we finally reached this board meeting.
Yesterday, the TTC board had a unanimous vote in favour of the recommendations of a U-Pass. In January/February, there will be a better idea of what price points are possible because, as many folks may or may not know, the TTC relies heavily on fare boxes because it is the least publicly funded transit system in Canada.
This is a big step in a positive direction, and the U-Commute team will continue to advocate for a U-Pass that is available to students at a fair price point. While we will continue to advocate for a U-Pass that will cover all transit systems in the GTA, we are happy to see these small wins.
The only way to go from here is forward, and we're proud and honoured to be a part of that journey.
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