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To: Victoria Regional Transit Commission
Fare-Free Public Transit for Safety and Economic Relief
We call on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission with support from the Governments of British Columbia and Canada to:
Extend the current fare-free public transit measure until the public health emergency has been declared over and the economic recession is over, to provide safety for transit operators, transportation for essential services workers, and relief to residents suffering economic hardship during the transition back to employment.
Why is this important?
Fare-free transit is critical to providing a safe work environment for bus drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic: it allows back door boarding to allow physical distancing between drivers and passengers.
As the economic recovery occurs post-pandemic, maintaining fare-free transit will allow all community members to access transportation as people get back on their feet.