Ask Ottawa for permanent transit funding

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.