Essential workers — nurses, doctors, cleaners, grocery store staff and many more — rely on transit to get to work, and public transit across Canada has kept running, often with rear-door boarding and no fares to protect drivers, throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
Now public transit systems across Canada are facing service cuts and driver layoffs, and municipalities are not allowed to borrow money to support local services even in a crisis, so emergency funding must come from the provinces and the federal government. Right now we need more services, not less, to prevent overcrowding and support both economic and social recovery.
Canada is one of the only major countries that hasn’t announced emergency funding for public transport yet.
You can help change that…
Join Transport Action Canada and more than 60 other organizations across Canada for a national day of action to call on our federal and provincial politicians to support public transport, and share why transit is important to you!
3) Share why public transport matters to you. Take a selfie and explain why transit is important for you. Use the hashtag #keeptransitmoving and tag your elected representatives on social media.
4) Call your Member of Parliament and provincial politicians
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