Time-based transfers coming to TTC Presto users in August

TTC riders will soon be able to get off the streetcar, bus, or subway to run errands along their route without having to pay to get back on.

Two-hour time-based fares will be in effect for PRESTO card users starting Aug. 26.

The new time-based fares were approved by the TTC board last November as part of the TTC’s modernization plan.

Riders will now have a two-hour window to stop at any location and get back on the TTC without having to pay for another fare.

The change is estimated to cost $11.1 million to implement for the remainder of 2018 and will cost about $21 million per year going forward.

Speaking to reporters at the East York Town Centre on Monday morning, Mayor John Tory said the move will make the TTC “more convenient” and “more affordable.”

“Think about how this will help people to go shopping, to do errands,” Tory said.

“It gives people flexibility… at no further expense to them.”

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/time-based-transfers-coming-to-ttc-presto-users-in-august-1.4033070

 

‘I am sure that one day she will kill me’: Bus driver who was stalked by an infatuated passenger for six years reveals he now wears a stab-proof vest and lives like a recluse

A bus driver has spoken of how he is so scared of an obssessed stalker he now lives like a recluse and will ‘never feel safe’.

Imre Marton, 33, also covers the windows of his home with black curtains so people can’t see inside and wears a stab proof vest.

Despite his tormentor Charlie Howells being locked up for a second time, he fears she has people on the outside ready to do him harm.

Mr Marton told the Sunday Mirror: ‘I never feel safe. I know she won’t stop and this is never going to end. I am living in fear, always looking over my shoulder.

‘I am sure that one day she will kill me. It’s the end goal for her. Her mission is for us to die together.’

The nightmare scenario started in 2012 when Howells, 24 began stalking Mr Marton after she boarded his No32 bus in Oxfordshire.

Howells would discover which journeys Mr Marton was driving each day and wait for him at bus stops along each of his routes.

She also sent him more than 500 Facebook messages.

 

She persistently ignored a restraining order not to contact him or board any bus being driven by him.

In August 2014, Howells was slapped with a two-year restraining order preventing her from contacting Mr Marton in any way, including specifically via social media, and from boarding any bus being driven by him.

However, she persistently ignored the court order, which was made after she was convicted of harassing the bus driver.

Recalling how the campaign started, he said: ‘I’d feel her breath on me. She was like a ninja, she would ­appear from nowhere. She was always there.’

After his rejection, Howells began turning up in shops and cafes Mr Marton was visiting.

On the bus she played One Direction songs and handed him notes.

Howells was jailed in May 2016.

Judge Pringle jailed Howells for two years for breaching the restraining order and gave her a concurrent two-month sentence for harassment.

 

Howells was also made the subject of a new restraining order against Mr Marton, to last for the next five years.

Earlier this month Howells was jailed again for three years at Oxford Crown Court and given a ten-year restraining order.

The 33-year-old added: ‘I take no comfort in her getting three years.

‘It just gives her more time to plan what she is going to do next – and that terrifies me.’

Despite blocking all communication with Howells, Mr Marton continued to receive messages and her declare her love for him.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6004013/Bus-driver-stalked-wears-stab-proof-vest-lives-like-recluse-fear.html

 

Racist Feminist Meghan Murphy: “What I love about this book is how it promotes straightforward man-hating”

man-hating should be seen as a proud, feminist response

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20180730022712/https://www.feministcurrent.com/2018/07/29/scum-manifesto-perfect-summer-vacay-read/

 

 

https://www.change.org/p/rabble-ca-we-demand-that-rabble-ca-end-your-association-with-meghan-murphy-as-editor-and-columnist