Jan 5, 2012

16 Pay More For Bad Service-TTC Toronto Transit System-

More money for bad service. TTC has raised it fares again, .10 cents, while this may not sound like much it adds up. Monthly pass is now $126.00 up $5.00 (Adult Fare) from last years $121.00. Seniors & Students is now $104.00. Now if its just you alone while challenging you manage by  readjusting your budget to accommodate the rate increase however if you are a household of 4 or more on a modest income your ass dark.

Example….

2 Adults = $252.00+2 children(students)=$ 208.00 total cost per month $460.00.

It gets worse when you start factoring in single mothers with more than 3 children with a less than adequate income. It would have been a small comfort if we were getting excellent services because it would have served as proof of where your hard earned dollars was going but unfortunately the services is so terrible with the incessant  delays that you feel robbed, penalized on a system that seem more interesting in depleting your bank account than providing any real service.

The transit services just continues to deteriorate rapidly. I know I am repeating myself because quite frankly it doesn’t seem like the money is going toward service improvements and repairs. The delays are so bad that I have to give myself an 1 hour and a half leeway for what is usually a 45 minute commute to work.

The proof is in the Delay Service Log I kept from September 27th to November 8th 2011 showing the amount of subway delays in that short time period. Can you imagine if I logged for a year? I would have a book.

TTC Delayed Report

click to make Delay Log larger

16 comments:

  1. The increase in fare of public transport should be the last resort when inescapable as it hurts the common people who use this mode.But giving a bad service is just not acceptable more so when fares are increased insensitively.There should be a public clamour

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    1. There seem to be no sort of last resort, when it comes to public transit its always dip in the public pockets first.

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  2. Very sorry about that. Everything seems to be going up these days even though salaries aren't.

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    1. You are so right, everyday we are forced to accomodate the incurring high expenses of the cost of daily living without the benefit of a raise in salary to accomodate the increase expediture. One is forced to continually trim the budget cutting back on some essentials to afford the other things that is critical to earning a living.

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  3. You do have a reason to complain. I doesn't seem fair to me.

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    1. It feels like no one gives a rats ass about the middle class, working poor and poor. We just have to continually juggle and work magic with a pittance.

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  4. You did quite a lot of work keeping the delay log...

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    1. Yeah but i wanted to back up my claims of constant delays and not just talk out of the side of my face. I get tired of saying to my boss...delays so apart from adjusting the time i leave home to allow for delays i decided to track it for a short period just to see the patterns.

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  5. Every little bit adds up. Make the most of year. Blessings

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    1. Oh you can say that again, when i look at my yearly expenditure in public transportation it is heart stopping. To take a bus no less.

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  6. I think this is a global phenomenon. In the State of Tamilnadu in India where I live the bus fares have been recently increased by 40% with no improvements - bad buses,dangerous drivers,discourteous conductors,broken seats.......

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    1. Have mercy, its a crime that the governments could get away with such murderous hikes.

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  7. Rhapsody,

    I appreciate your pain. I confess that I don't understand this mess. The same thing has happened here in Jersey. In November, they raised the toll from $8.00 to $12.00 and last week they raised the turnpike by 50%. Sheer madness and the only "improvements" are these huge fences abutting the roads, not the ACTUAL roads. It really is deplorable how they get away with screwing over consumers....

    Breathe.

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    1. The constant taking is out of hand and rejigging the budget is getting tiresome. The Government is a PIMP. If you know the definition of a PIMP you would see how fitting it is.

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  8. Now imagine the whole Nigeria fuel subsidy removal fiasco....

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