We can and should! The TTC is underfunded by a large degree in comparison to other cities of comparable size. In a comment on the National Post:
% of the public transit system operating budget in selected major N. American cities that's funded by state and local authorities:
- San Francisco MUNI = 72%
- New Jersey-New York PATH = 68%
- Boston MTBA = 68%
- Los Angeles LACMTA = 59%
- Chicago = 56%
- Washington DC = 54%
- New York MTA = 45%
- Toronto TTC = 30%
However, many Torontonians that feel the TTC mismanages the money it does get, or that there are other cost-cutting options that should be explored before another fare increase. The government’s lack of help for the TTC doesn’t mean that we should have to make up that shortfall entirely.
I encourage everyone to write his or her representatives:
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