Councillor supports Transit Week Challenge group's call for OC Transpo fare freeze

By Taylor Blewett, Ottawa Citizen, February 11, 2019

At least one city councillor is jumping on the idea of an OC Transpo fare freeze following an eye-opening “Transit Week Challenge” that set out to highlight the importance of accessible transportation services.

At a press conference on Monday, in front of many of the 17 councillors who took on the group’s challenge and rode the bus whenever possible for a week, Free Transit Ottawa member and challenge organizer Kristin Pulles laid out her group’s calls for action on transit.

“We wanted to get decision-makers out there experiencing the same frustrations that riders have every single day. And it worked,” she said. “There’s momentum now in the city for change, and we need to use that to push for a just and sustainable system.”

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