Comment 29051

By Grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted February 24, 2009 at 23:21:44

Robert D: The tickets are still cheaper then cash. But if one earns minimum wage at 40 hrs per week, there take home pay for a 4 week period would be 1255.28, modest rent for a one bedroom would be around 650.00 per month, so that would leave 605.28 to buy food, transportation, personal items such as clothing which is around 151 per week, one would probably need a phone at least. What if they had to pay hydro on top of the rent.

So it does not leave much room for those earning the least amount of money and what if they had a child? Then they would have to get a two bedroom apt which costs more.

Many factors to consider when talking about raising the fares, not all people get pay raises or cost of living allowances. What about those on social assistance, trying to find work, how do they afford it?

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