Our Remarks at the March 31st Transit Commission Meeting

We recently joined other members of the public and advocacy groups like Horizon Ottawa, Ottawa Transit Riders, and ACORN Ottawa to speak against proposed cuts to transit service. OC Transpo's draft plan addresses lower pandemic ridership by suspending, shortening, and reducing frequency on many routes linking suburbs to downtown, to begin in June. It's bad … Continue reading Our Remarks at the March 31st Transit Commission Meeting

FTO Presentation on Urban Boundary

Urban Boundary Expansion Statement at the Joint Planning Committee/ Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - May 11, 2020 By Kirstin Pulles on behalf of Free Transit Ottawa May 11, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGqiyApahuA&feature=youtu.be As a representative of Free Transit Ottawa, I want to focus on how urban expansion impacts not only the functionality of the city, but … Continue reading FTO Presentation on Urban Boundary

Free Transit is in Town, For Now

Free Transit Toronto member Stefan Kipfer has written an important piece about free transit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article on the Socialst Project's website here. "Demands for free transit in Toronto, Oshawa, Edmonton, and Ottawa might generate such demands elsewhere. And calls for fare freedom may yield other calls for freedom, with regards … Continue reading Free Transit is in Town, For Now