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Ryerson students ride subway dressed as sardines to support better public transit

TORONTO – Ryerson University students hit the subway during rush hour Wednesday dressed in sardine outfits to raise awareness for a better regional transportation system in Toronto.

The group entered the subway around 3 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas station and spoke to commuters about the need for improved transit in the city.

The students made the trip from Dundas to Finch station and handed out pamphlets as well.

The initiative is part of the 32 Reason to Invest campaign launch this month by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance to drive home the message that the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area needs more investment in a regional transportation network.

“The benefits of real investment are massive,” said CivicAction Chair John Tory in a media release. “But without dedicated sources of funding, the next wave of projects approved in the Metrolinx Big Move plan is nothing more than a pipe dream.”

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The students also circulated a petition commuters can sign. So far, 129 elected officials and 3795 people from the general public have pledged their support on the online version.

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