The TTC Needs Your Help


As the City’s transit crises continues the Toronto Transit Commission has put out a Public Consultation Survey to you the commuter, asking for feedback on what we want now and what we want for the future. The TTC will be accepting your feedback from August 27 to September 10. These surveys can be completed online or watch out for a hardcopy on buses, streetcars and on subways. It only takes a minute, even less. Let the TTC know what you think.

We haven’t abandoned our vision for better transit, but riders have to choose. Will we support our transit system so that it is properly-funded and able to meet riders’ needs, or will we accept a TTC with less and less service? It’s a choice we have to make together.

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5 Comments so far

  1. Michael Daum (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

    I tried to fill out the survey, but because I ride a bike as my main vehicle, I was unable to truthfully answer questions 4 and 5. As a result, the page would not allow me to submit my responses. I tried to find a most appropriate answer, but all three choices would have been very misleading.

  2. talk talk talk (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 10:36 am

    “We haven’t abandoned our vision for better transit”??? Oh really? The TTC long ago abandoned its vision, back in the 1980s I believe. We’ve long since had to accept a TTC with less and less service, the recent improvements notwithstanding as they didn’t bring the levels back up to what they had been when we were less populous. Oh well, I suppose the feel-good exercise will mollify the masses.

  3. alden (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    LOL, I felt the same way! I guess I’m trying to stay positive about the whole thing… Who know’s what will come of it. We’ll just have to wait and see…

  4. talk talk talk (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 11:06 am

    Just tried to fill in the survey. Question #6 is too narrow in focus and ensures dissenting opinions about what options are available cannot be voiced. This is how surveys skew results to show what the surveyors want to see. Cute.

    Question #7 ensures a sound-bite type of comment, and we all know how effective sound bites are in communicating a message. I guess they’re afraid the great unwashed will drown them in objections if they allowed us to speak effectively. But I can see why they want to wall themselves off from us while pretending to care about our opinion, and I like their cleverness of setting the survey up so our opinion is theirs.

  5. Erica Lynne (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

    I too was quite frustrated by some of the questions. And I quite agree with Talk about question #6, the responses were narrow, and not only did none of them fit with my views but also ensured that one could not suggest that they improve themselves.

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