Local Transit idea

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Local Transit idea

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SeekingAPolitic...

A version of this going on a petition site.  I got 3 local orgaziations supporting it, hopefully I should have 15 - 20 orgaizations by the end of the month.  Then i am going ask my local government for time before the council.  And its going to checked for grammar-spelling:)

Let me introduce myself, I am ****************** a resident of ***********. I have been on the Ontario Disability Support Program for some time. People on ODSP, Ontario Works, and working poor face a common daily condition, we live in poverty or near term poverty. So money is tight. For many of us a local bus system is an urgent need. I decided to talk to the administrator of the urban transit in the *****************************. Initially there were not receptive to my idea of lower rates for people in poverty. But I had bolder plan as a backup proposal and the administrator was much more receptive to it. So was born the idea of the *************************** Project.

It’s a mouth full but give it a chance. It is simple but a powerful idea as to change how the fares are currently collected for a single bus ride in *****. Sometimes the bus is full other times it is almost empty. When I see this I see a wasted opportunity for both the municipality and those who need transport services. During peak times when transit in high demand we keep the fare at $2.00 for an adult as usual. But during certain times of the day when bus is usually almost empty then we slash fare in half to $1.00 for the adult. When the bus is empty, the municipality gets no revenue in its coffers and the public loses to an opportunity ride a bus because of the high fare. Let’s fix this problem. The municipality my get a few more dollars in revenue because half a fare better no fare. But the real payoff is for the all the people of ******** not just those in poverty. Now everyone is eligible for a cheaper fare.