Statement on TTC & GO Transit Co-Fares

Nobody should have to pay twice for riding TTC and GO Transit in the same trip within Toronto. Yesterday, headlines broke that a co-fare policy is in development. This is an issue I’ve pushed for well before running for City Councillor of Ward 20 – Scarborough Southwest and I look forward to working with our partners to save the average commuter about $1,500 per year.

The traffic and transit related issues in Scarborough are urgent and we need expedited action to free up congestion on our streets and give riders choice. The derailment and early decommissioning of the SRT line left riders to fend for themselves. The Eglinton Crosstown is not operating. When there aren’t safe, fast, reliable, and affordable transit options to take, our streets become congested. Meanwhile, two GO stations in Scarborough recently completed construction, for a total of seven GO stations across Scarborough. The solution is obvious: give transit riders choice and access to both of Toronto’s transit networks – don’t make us pay twice.

The province and city must expedite action to make any trip taken within the City of Toronto boundaries cost a single TTC fare, whether taken by TTC, GO Transit, or with transfers between the two.


Kevin Rupasinghe

Candidate for Toronto City Councillor – Ward 20 Scarborough Southwest

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