Survey shows GTHA residents support taxes and new revenue sources for transit

CodeRedTO today announced a new infographic today showcasing some of the surprising results of a recent Angus Reid Forum survey it commissioned as part of the Move The GTHA collaborative. The full infographic can be downloaded below, and the survey methodology and results can also be found at Move The GTHA.

The survey, designed in collaboration with Move The GTHA partners and the Angus Reid Global research team at Vision Critical, showed strong support across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for better public transit funding, increased infrastructure spending, and 59% support region-wide for “an increase in taxes or fees to improve public transit infrastructure in the GTHA.”

Our newly-released infographic:

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Full results at Move The GTHA

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Did you know: The bus routes on Finch have over 85% of the ridership of the (much shorter) Sheppard Subway, and the bus routes on Eglinton already have over 140%! The lengths differ but the need is common in many areas of the city. We are decades behind and need better transit options for our residents now.

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