February 14, 2013
Anti-poverty groups campaigned for cheaper fares for the impoverished and won support from a local leader, who called for a new fare category for the poor. However, the Société de Transport de Montréal said it could not afford to pay the approximate $33 million need annually to fund such a program.
December 5, 2011
They argue that Calgary Transit’s plans to increase the fine for fare-evading light rail riders from $100 to $250 would target the wrong people and many of the city’s poor cannot afford the $2.75 charge to ride the train.
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