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One way OC is losing at least $14 Million per year.
gottaloveit2 wrote in octranspo
According to http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/tc/2012/01-26/01%20-%20Doc%201.pdf 

We have 53000 Upasses.

A Upass is the equivalent of a rural express pass that costs a Student $113.00 per month.

A Upass costs $180.00 for four (4) months.

53 000 u passes @ $180 term = $9 540 000
53 000 u passes @ $113 x 4 months (student rural express pass)  = $23 956 000
The City of Ottawa / Oc Transpo is losing $14 416 000 on the Upass deal.


...but it's revenue neutral or charity?

- Jstagrl xox



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Great comment above.

Here's another: We should absolutely be subsidizing public transit. It saves us money on roads, it saves us money on the environment, it is the makes-sense way for people to get around. Ottawa's bus system is quite expensive comparatively, and there is nothing wrong with subsidizing bus travel when you factor in the other social costs.

How about people pay the real costs of gasoline, which is heavily subsidized. If people actually paid the real cost of gas, no one would drive so what's with the fuss about a little bit of public transit subsidy?

This this this.

Because there are tons of self-intitled youngins who would rather drive to the university then take the bus. Oc gains nothing from these people without the upass. What about those thousands of kids living on campus, who might leave once a week? Who walk to school.

You're making sense. This will get you into undeserved social trouble.

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