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In the news: Thursday, December 1, 2011

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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Striking bus drivers again set up pickets in York Region”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Police launch ‘Project Rope’ to raise awareness of thefts on the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Crosstown station plan unveiled, but who will build it?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “City releases details of 2,300 job cuts”, here.
  • Citytv News Toronto report, “At least 1,000 City workers will be laid off: Deputy Mayor”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Layoffs possible for nearly 1,200 Toronto city workers”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Thieves target commuters with smartphones, gadgets”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “City to issue up to 1,190 pink slips, most of them to unionized staff”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Infrastructure planning torn between old and new communities”, here.
  • National Post article, “City planning to shed 600 unionized jobs”, here.
  • National Post article, “Budget wheeling and dealing begins”, here.
  • NOW article, “Devil in budget details”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “Ontario looking at letting a private company run the Eglinton-Crosstown line”, here.
  • The Grid article, “Chris Upfold: The TTC’s top gripe-taker”, here.
  • The Grid article, “Budget 2012: Rob Ford’s sleight of hand”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Riders fear public-private Eglinton line could cost more”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “City laying off almost 1,200 workers”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga becomes a borrower”, here.
  • Toronto Star column: “The Fixer: Traffic finally rolling on Pottery Rd.” (updating an earlier column about the elevator at Lawrence West Station), here.
  • Toronto Star column, “For and against: Road taxes inspire heated debate”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Toronto poised to lay off 1,200 employees”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • post, “Guelph: Tunnel is coming soon, parking parking and more parking, plus more articles and reaction”, here.
  • Guelph Mercury editorial, “Help make GO more attractive”, here.
  • post, “Underwhelming start to GO train service”, here.