To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario;
Whereas the former Conservative provincial government reneged on an agreement to fund up to 50 percent of the TTC's annual operating budget which subsequent Liberal governments have refused to restore in each budget since 1998;
Whereas in 2016, the Toronto Transit Commission set an all-time record of 538.1 million rides, and TTC ridership has increased each year for the last 13 years without assistance from the province;
Whereas the TTC receives the smallest government support per ride of all major North American transit systems - just $1 a ride, far less than the North American average of $2.60 a ride, and the Ontario government did not announce any new money for infrastructure in the operating budget for 2017 and 2018;
We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately act to restore the TTC's operating cosst subsidies to $345 million annually.
Will you sign?
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