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In the news: Saturday, December 10, 2011



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Subway parking lot fee changes coming Jan. 1”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC fare hikes could become annual occurence”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Remember Rob Ford’s transportation plan?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto’s lost inner-city railway”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Via train breakdown stalls GO morning commute” (from the CTV News Toronto website), here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC suggests annual 10 cent fare increase”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “MAP: Service cuts to TTC’s busiest routes”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “ANALYSIS: For whom the road tolls”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Hand-out cards target Toronto’s rudest behaviours”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC could hike fares yearly until 2015”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Sound-off: 15-cent fare hike?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto transit: Paying more for less”, here.
  • National Post column, “Despite belligerent week, budget’s real story is big numbers, not $2 hikes”, here.
  • National Post article, “Question & Answer”, here.
  • NOW article, “Three lean years for the TTC”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “On the agenda at the next TTC meeting: fare hike, wireless in subway stations (finally) and new members”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “The first of many War on Christmas stories: TTC edition”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Ridership and ‘Surplus’ Continue to Rise”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Unless City Transfers More Money, TTC Will Need to Hike Fares 10 Cents — Every Year for the Next Four Years”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Public transit is now going to be more crowded, less serviced and (likely) more expensive, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Yearly TTC fare hikes wouldn’t improve service”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “To talk transit in Toronto is only to cause despair”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The suburbs ask: Where’s the subway?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC to recruit non-politicians to its board”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The Fixer: Drivers forced to dodge sunken utility chamber”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “School nutrition programs safe as councillors fight for services”, here.
  • Toronto Star’s “The Goods” post, “Senator Art Eggleton urges Council to cancel the cuts”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC fare hike vote coming next week”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Union says TTC won’t allow Christmas decorations”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “City won’t cut funds to student nutrition programs, Ford insists”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Guest Column: Unbuilt Toronto — Where We Missed the Boat”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “Toronto transit app Rocket Radar expands to 4 US cities, expands team”, here (November 30).
  • yorkregion.com article, “Strike nears week 8”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe