In Toronto, we are veterans of civil service strikes. Most recently, it was garbage pick up services. The public transit service has threatened to strike on numerous occasions and is not in the best relationship with the province at this time.
Ushahidi may be capitalized when civil services go done. If the public transit were to go down, well - let's think about that.
I lot of low income persons depend on public transit. For essential things like getting to work. The low-income elderly, while not facing the same problem of needing to get to work, will be less resilient to forced changes in how to get about.
It will be up to Toronto's people to help each other out. To do that, there will need to car and transportation pooling which requires a lot of social management. Thus the usefulness of Ushahidi.
The kind of stats to upload and follow: where alternate public transport has become available, making available rides that are on one's already planned routes, requests for transportation help, and location of those that may be in need but don't have access to mobiles for Ushahidi (eg the low income elderly).