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In the news: Thursday, March 31, 2011



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Blog TO post, “Province to fund Eglinton LRT, but not Ford’s subway”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Ontario bans public transit strikes in Toronto” (from the CTV Toronto News website), here.
  • CBC Toronto News article, “TTC essential service legislation passes”, here.
  • CBC Toronto News article, “Eglinton light rail part of $12B Toronto transit plan”, here.
  • CP24 article, “TTC declared an essential service”, here.
  • CP24 article, “Province, city reach $12.4B transit deal”, here.
  • Citytv News article, “Province makes TTC essential service, strikes now banned”, here.
  • Citytv News article, “Queen’s Park promises $8.2B for TTC, with strings attached”, here.
  • Citytv News article, “Scarborough councillors slam new transit plan”, here.
  • CTV Toronto News article, $12.4 billion to be spent on huge TTC deal”, here.
  • CTV Toronto News article, “GO owner buys rail line between T.O. and Pickering”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC declared essential service, union chief says won’t be ‘bullied’ by Toronto”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s transit plan wins provincial approval”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Public transit: a game of give and take”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “In Ford Nation, everything’s a state secret”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Premier to announce new funding plan for Eglinton cross-town light rail transit”, here.
  • National Post article, “Queen’s Park votes to ban TTC strikes”, here.
  • National Post article, “City and province set to announce replacement for Transit City”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Subway City?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “TTC Contemplating Selling Station, Subway-Line Naming Rights”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario bans strikes by the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Queen’s Park and city have a $12.4B TTC deal”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Losers in the new transit plan? Finch bus riders”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Province makes TTC an essential service”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC union talks tough”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “$12.4B transit plan for T.O.”, here.
  • Town Crier article, “Province backs Ford’s transit plan”, here.
  • Town Crier article, “TTC as an essential service”, here.
Elsewhere in the Golden Horseshoe

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