A few observations on summary results to date of the Torontoist TTC survey:
It’s mostly the 34 and under crowd taking the survey. Some may interpret it to mean the college crowd or those who can’t afford cars crowd are the only ones answering the questions. That’s not necessarily the case because many in that age group will be working full time, yet no one has ticked off driving their own car as an alternative to the TTC which seems to skew the results…or maybe the primary TTC user is one who doesn’t have a car and is forced to use the system… So tell your older friends and family and those with cars who also use the TTC to take this survey!
What lucky duck gets to their destination in less than 30 minutes, or even more amazing, less than 10?! There’s only one destination I can do that in, otherwise not a hope. Sigh.
Who can afford a 25¢ fare increase? I’d like their income, if you don’t mind! If these are assumed to be all college and high school students, how do they get that kind of increase in income/allowance/grant to cover that bigger fare? That’s a hefty percentage increase to swallow on top of the already high fares. That would be 50¢ more for just one return trip.
Interesting that the biggest choices for where to raise taxes have to do with cars. Some may interpret that as because the survey takers don’t have cars, so these tax increases would not affect them. One could also interpret it as having the TTC’s competition, for users and for road space, pay for it.
Not one Wheel-Trans user has taken the survey. Given that it has real issues, it’s a shame those users either don’t know about or cannot take this survey. If you know a Wheel-Trans user, encourage them to take this survey. It’s fast and is a chance to get their voice heard!