Free public transit is about justice—racial, social, economic, labour and climate justice. We believe transit is a necessary service that should be funded as a public utility. Our taxes pay for libraries, healthcare and schools—why not public transit?

Free public transit is for everyone: seniors, families, Indigenous communities and communities of colour, students, homeless populations, transit operators, workers, folks with disabilities, and migrants. Free public transit makes our city safer, more accessible, and more equitable. Elimination of fares increases ridership, which in turn creates jobs.

On August 27th, 2019, Edmonton’s City Council declared a climate emergency. What are the steps that they have taken since that declaration to prove they are taking this seriously?

We don’t need to choose between good transit and free transit—we can have both.

The ability to be mobile within one’s city is a right, not a privilege.