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In the news: Tuesday, March 8, 2011



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • Blog TO post, “The cost of burying the Eglinton LRT”, here.
  • Blog TO post, “TTC to make GPS data on buses available in April”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “TTC denies crackdown on cellphone use by drivers” (from the Global Toronto News website), here.
  • CBC Toronto News article, “TTC workers fired for cellphone use: union”, here.
  • Citytv News article, “Mayor’s transit plan leaves suburbs stranded: Critics”, here.
  • Citytv News article, “Streetcar driver says he was relieved of duty for calling transit control”, here.
  • Citytv News article, “Union boss says mayor’s office ordered TTC cellphone crackdown”, here.
  • CP24 article, “Union warns TTC employees of cellphone crackdown”, here.
  • CTV Toronto News article, “Toronto transit workers warned of cellphone crackdown”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ford transit plan would serve less than half as many commuters as old plan”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ford’s office denies mayor ordered cell phone crackdown on TTC drivers”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC riders sought for questioning”, here.
  • National Post article, “Stinz defends TTC cellphone rules”, here.
  • National Post article, “Kinnear accuses officials of overreacting on TTC cellphone use”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ford’s transit plan short-changes suburbs, critics charge”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Complaints soar about distracted TTC drivers”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford’s transit plan hurts the ‘burbs, environmental groups say”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC hung up on harmless cell use: Union”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Firing TTC driver just plain mean”, here.
Elsewhere in the Golden Horseshoe

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