The new mayor of Toronto, John Tory, [insert Rob Ford tribute video] just announced a huge increase in public transit spending and service that includes every-ten-minutes-or-better service, 50 new buses, four new express lines, 11 new 24-hour lines (!) and FREE TTC rides for kids 12 and under. And, oh yeah, the price of fares is going up by 10 cents like it does every so often anyway.
How awesome is that? People were going to be stoked. I just knew it. I could hardly wait to jump onto Twitter and see all the buzz.
— Rachel Sachs (@TheSachs) January 19, 2015
Good point, I guess providing services to your citizens is pandering. I never thought of it that way before.
— Lori M (@mumathepuma) January 19, 2015
Me too! WAIT A SECOND … do I sense a touch of sarcasm there? Good thing we force them to go to school most of the time or goodness knows where kids might turn up.
Fare increase? Children under 12 free? #ttc John Tory needs to resign. I’m already done with his leadership
— queen bee (@Seanabee) January 19, 2015
Lemme do my best this guy impression: Are you giving CHILDREN free rides on the SUBWAY?! That’s it, I’m out of here. Cannot deal.
— Scott Deveau (@scottdeveau) January 19, 2015
Well, that’s just mean.
Another guy insisted that his four children don’t have to ride for free and everybody else shouldn’t have to be subsidizing them. Well, good for you. I’m glad you can fork over the kiddie fare for the one time a year you take the subway to the Santa Parade. I know single moms who take the TTC halfway across the city every single day to bring their children to daycare that say otherwise.
Finally, one guy just wanted to know where he could get a fake id that says he’s 12. Now THAT is the spirit.