About this event:
Over the past two years, public transit agencies have grappled with plummeting ridership and revenue. Although transit systems are slowly inching back to normal, more support is needed from federal and provincial governments to improve their finances. Without new funding, public transit systems won’t be able to improve the quality of their service, the affordability of their fares, or the viability of greener transportation modes.
In this Brown Bag Lunch, we’ll discuss what steps have been taken to improve how transit is funded in Canada, and further explore what governments can do to make transit more sustainable in the long run.
Matthew Pelletier is a Data and Research Officer with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities – the national voice for Canada’s cities, towns, and rural municipalities. At FCM, Matt supports research on municipal finance, public transit, and infrastructure funding. He is originally from Ottawa but has been living on PEI for the past two years. He is passionate about climate change, public transit, and housing affordability.
Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!
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- This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register
Tickets: In an effort to make this event as accessible as possible and to remove cost as a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system including a fully subsidized option. Upon checkout, please select the option that best suits your needs – no questions asked.
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