Candidates ranked on Transit

Today, the Public Transit Coalition (PTC) released a report card that graded candidates running for City Council on the election issue that has received the most attention to date: public transit.

Go to the website and tell us what you think of your candidate’s responses.

Each candidate was sent a ten-question survey on a range of transit-related issues such as: keeping the TTC public, building the Transit City Light Rail Plan and keeping fares in check through a sustainable operating subsidy for the TTC from the City and the Province.

The complete list of survey questions and candidate responses can be found

“The good news is that the vast majority of respondents are committed to building a better, publicly-run TTC,” said PTC spokesperson Jamie Kirkpatrick. “Over 77% were awarded an ‘A’ or better. This reflects the commitment most candidates have to expanding and improving the TTC.”

“The bad news is that not all candidates seem to share this commitment: 17 incumbent candidates refused to fill out the survey,” said Kirkpatrick. “It’s unfortunate they chose not to let the public know where they stand on key issues like TTC funding, public private partnerships and Transit City.”