Our Accomplishments

  • The TTC received about a $95 million increase in funding (that’s about a 10% increase in the budget) in 2015 and 2016, which will improve service across the city, reduce wait times and overcrowding. Some of the $$$ came from a fare increase, which we're not happy about, but we did get over $43 million in new funding from the city.

  • Our organizing and extensive mainstream media coverage helped create the climate where elected officials, like John Tory, decide that public sentiment wants transit to be a priority and that the public is ready for bold announcements like this.  

  • We launched the Our Union Pearson Coalition to get more stops, TTC level fares, and clean trains on our new Union Pearson train service. As a result of our short campaign, it now costs GO fares to ride our new train, and airport workers can board for $3.50. 

  • We were key in pushing for the city to agree to develop a plan to provide low income TTC passes so the TTC can be affordable to everybody.  The plan is returning to City Hall in September. 

  • We launched our #GrumpyRider social media campaign to channel rider frustration into political activism that calls for more TTC funding, more service, and lower fares. Mayor John Tory is already showing interest in restoring service cut during the Ford years, which is a great first step. We will win even more service and lower fares if we continue to connect, inspire, and work with our fellow 1.8 million TTC riders.

  • We hosted our 2014 Transit Champion and Transit Troll Awards to recognize our transit leaders and boo our transit laggards, which was reported on in Metro News, and other outlets.

  • We have become one of the most high profile transit groups in Toronto. We are regularly approached by the media to respond to stories, especially radio and TV outlets. Read our recent media stories.

  • We hosted a transit mayoral debate, and released transit report cards on the Mayoral candidates, and the Provincial parties during the 2014 provincial election. All mayoral candidates included commitments to improve transit in their election platforms.

  • We gave out our first ever TTC Sardines Award to MPP Glen Murray for failing to fix overcrowding on the TTC.

  • We launched our Fair Deal for Riders campaign. We are calling on the province to contribute its fair share of funding to the TTC so service can be expanded by at least 25% and fares reduced, especially for those in financial need.

  • We have evolved into a volunteer powerhouse with over 30 active committee members, a fantastic campaigns committee, and North West and Scarborough chapters.

  • Winner of the Big on Bloor Award, given out by Former NDP MPP Jonah Schein and NDP MP Andrew Cash.

  • We have over 100 dues-paying members and some awesome organizational supporters, including TTC workers at ATU Local 113, ATU International, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, CUPE 3902, CUPE 3903, University of Toronto Graduate Student Union, University of Toronto Scarborough Student Union, the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Social Planning Toronto, CUPE 4400, and OSSTF Local 12.

     

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  • commented 2015-03-31 21:18:42 -0400
    I enjoy to be a TTC member very much. Thank you very much Jessica. From Michael Rein.