1 week ago
We at #KeepTransitPublic are disappointed by the #OnElxn results, but the fight isn't over! We need you more than ever. Together, we'll stop transit privatization. Thanks to everyone who has shown us support over the last year. Stay tuned. https://t.co/Jk0WrSksch
1 week ago
Election day isn't over yet! There is still time! Get out there and vote NDP to #KeepTransitPublic!
2 weeks ago
Doug Ford wants the province to take over Toronto's subway. “To think that, really, a higher order of government basically rips off an asset from us, that’s scandalous to me,” said Toronto City Councillor and long-time TTC board member Joe Mihevc. https://t.co/OhpKp63x0H https://t.co/nVJdippcFu keeptransitpub photo
2 weeks ago
Hey all! Today is election day. Get out there and vote to #KeepTransitPublic. And bring your friends! #onpoli
2 weeks ago
More money, more problems. Doug Ford offers less and costs more! Vote for the party with a fully-costed plan that keeps our services public and helps working Ontarians. Vote NDP on June 7. https://t.co/DySwpW44xm https://t.co/MGgecOlzBp keeptransitpub photo
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Keep Transit Public2 days ago
“This is a race to the bottom,” said the Rev. William H. Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan AME and a member of the Washington Interfaith Network, which has been advocating against privatization and on behalf of workers. “Our public officials must stand up to defend these mostly black public servants from greed and exploitation at the hands of multinational corporations.”

Transit privatization is spreading across North America and Europe and everywhere it goes it brings along a slew of inequality, inefficiencies, and higher costs.
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Keep Transit Public4 days ago
"An overwhelming majority of the public would support renationalising the railways amid cancellations, delays and complaints of poor service from private rail operators, a new poll reveals.

The exclusive survey for The Independent also found nearly six out of 10 people think that the privatisation of Britain’s railways has been a failure."

We know what happens when you privatization public services like transit. It costs more and delivers less. Let's learn from our friends across the pond instead of repeating the same mistakes.
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Keep Transit Public5 days ago
"Among the many promises made by the Progressive Conservative Party in the run-up to the June 7 election is a scheme to upload the Toronto subway system to the province with the intention of relieving Toronto of this ongoing cost. This was also part of their 2014 campaign, and it is born no doubt from the Ford brothers’ assumption that (a) this could be done cheaply and (b) Toronto would save money overall.

The pot is sweetened this time around with the guarantee that Toronto would keep the fare revenue and operate the system. The overall tradeoffs in operating and capital costs are not entirely nailed down."

A provincial upload of the TTC subway is more difficult than it sounds. Is this uploading plan masking a much more insidious scheme to privatize the subway operations and infrastructure?
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Keep Transit Public6 days ago
The TTC’s biggest expense once the Presto system is fully in place will be the 5.25-per-cent fee it pays to Metrolinx on every fare card transaction. The fees are expected to rise to $56.6 million a year by 2020.

Why does Metrolinx require this fee? To pay the private contractor they hired to manage PRESTO.

Privatization costs more.
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Keep Transit Public would like to thank our team and volunteers for their hard work and dedication these last few months. Together we have achieved so much and we are only getting started!
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Keep Transit Public1 week ago
We at Keep Transit Public are disappointed with the Ontario election results but the fight is not over! And we need you more than ever. Together we will stop transit privatization in its tracks. Thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on, and shared our posts over the last year of the campaign. Much more to come soon!