Buses, light rail and subways are the lifeblood of our community. They help cut air pollution, bust congestion and tackle the climate crisis. During COVID-19, public transit is crucial because essential workers depend on it.
But transit is in crisis. Due to stay-home orders, transit agencies are losing millions of dollars a week.
The solution is reliable, ongoing funding from the federal government. Ottawa has recently provided emergency money — which is welcome — but now it must make transit funding a permanent part of the federal budget.
Please send the finance and infrastructure ministers this pre-written email urging them to support permanent funding so transit keeps rolling.