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#AllOnBoard stands for affordable and accessible transit based on income for all transit systems in British Columbia to ensure our communities can access public transit to live, work and thrive.
We advocate for:
Free transit for all children and youth 0-18
Sliding scale monthly pass system based on income
We also advocate for an immediate end to the fare evasion ticketing of minors, and the introduction of community service and restorative justice options for adults as an alternative to fare evasion tickets in all transit systems in British Columbia.
Within Metro Vancouver, we focus on TransLink. We advocate for TransLink to imbed an equity planning mandate in all transit planning and implement non-stigmatizing affordability measures without delay. We advocate for fare evasion fines to be unlinked from ICBC.
Metro Vancouver's transit system and many of our transit systems through B.C. have zero affordability measures based on income to ensure equitable access to our public transit system. TransLink and many of our transit systems through-out B.C. lag far behind many cities and municipalities across Canada, the US and beyond that offer affordability measures and a 'do no harm' approach to fare evasion that ensures low-income communities can access the essential service of public transit.
The result? Children, youth and adults that primarily lack access to any other form of transport in Metro Vancouver and across BC remain locked out of our transit system.
The time is now. Join in solidarity to make affordable transit a #1 issue in British Columbia and ensure our whole communities can get on board.
The #AllOnBoard campaign is comprised of an allliance of coalitions, organizations, community groups, advocates, unions, councillors, stakeholders, and passionate communities and citizens from municipalities across Metro Vancouver and through-out BC.