Many people living in poverty rely on public transit for getting around. However, the high price of transit tickets and monthly passes can mean limiting trips to only those which are absolutely essential, such as going to medical appointments and buying groceries.
For some, even these have to be done on foot. Not being able to get around easily is an obstacle to those seeking to improve their social and economic situation. Supporting a social rate for public transit fares provides opportunities for people in poverty to participate in their communities, decrease isolation, volunteer, and access public services such as libraries and job-search centres.
Project Genesis is a member of and supports the work of the Mouvement collectif pour un transport public abordable (the Collective Movement for Affordable Public Transit).
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