The experimental transit "partnership" between the Town of Innisfil and Uber, the ride-sharing app corporation, has to go. We, the residents of Innisfil, demand that our public money be invested in a real public transit system.
Other comparable communities have public, on-demand services that are accessible and affordable. Why can't we?
An on-demand public transit system in Innisfil could provide safe rides, good employment opportunities, a green vehicle fleet, build public infrastructure, connect community hubs, be responsive to demands like after-school programming at libraries and GO commuter rush hour. Most of all, it would keep money in Innisfil, rather than being taken out of our community and invested in a corporation's bottom line.
Uber isn't a solution to a public transit problem-- it *is* a public transit problem, as the recently introduced ride cap highlights. Time to end this experiment and learn from models that are working in communities like ours across Canada.
We demand a real, on-demand public transit system that is accessible and affordable.