On Wednesday, September 21st (7pm) members of the Alliance Against Poverty gave a short presentation at Waterloo Regional Council (150 Frederick St., Kitchener). We argued that residents of the Region of Waterloo who live below the poverty line deserve free transit! The proposal that we have been supporting for several years is simple - anyone in the region who is on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) should have access to free transit.
Transportation and mobility are key in today’s economy, and transportation is a serious struggle for those living below the poverty line. Access to transportation, especially for the poor, is essential for employment, food, and basic support services. And Grand River Transit (GRT) prices are not affordable to an individual on a fixed lower income. It's time for the Region of Waterloo to come up with a better plan!
Congratulations AAP and supporters for getting the message out!
KW Record Article: Anti-poverty advocates continue push for free transit (Paige Desmond)
WATERLOO REGION — Anti-poverty advocates are continuing their efforts to get free transit access for poor people.
If you think transit access is an important issue and you would like to support the Alliance Against Poverty's campaign for free transit access for those on OW or ODSP, please come out to support us!