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In the news: Saturday, March 17, 2012



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio post, “Expert panel rejects Ford’s push for Sheppard East subway”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “How the TTC sullied the reputation of LRT (Part II)”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Sheppard transit report recommends LRT”, here.
  • Citytv News Toronto report, “Expert panel endorses LRT for Sheppard”, here.
  • CP24 report, “LRT the ‘best bang for buck’ on Sheppard, panel says”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Panel recommends LRT along Sheppard; mayor disagrees”, here.
  • Ford for Toronto post, “Rob Ford can’t win Sheppard vote without a realistic plan”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC report calls for LRT, Ford sticks to subways”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Panelist defends report’s pro-LRT conclusions”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Subway dream achievable with tax plan to support it”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Mayor Ford on new taxes for subways: Voters don’t want it”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TRANSIT: Expert panel makes case for LRTs”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Expert panel biased, Ford says at Sheppard Avenue event”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Transit discussion has degenerated into unproductive partisanship”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transit riders group to canvass in Scarborough on Sunday”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, COOK ON CARLAW: It’s a gamble, but it might work”, here.
  • National Post article, “Light rail ‘better bang for the buck’: Advisory panel”, here.
  • National Post column, “Arguing about subways can be a dead end”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Update: Expert Transit Panel Pushes LRT On Sheppard”, here.
  • NOW article, “Experts agree, it’s Sheppard LRT”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “Expert Panel report on Sheppard transit options is out — no shock, it says go with LRT”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Union Station revitalization ignores street food vendors”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How the Left Has Been Letting Rob Ford Win on Transit”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Rob Ford’s newest enemy: Expert transit panels”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “QUOTED: Normally conciliatory transit expert Eric Miller takes aim at Rob Ford”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto transit: Mayor Rob Ford talks referendum after panel backs Sheppard LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Ford’s last subway lifeline”, here.
  • Toronto Star article: Toronto transit: Councillor says robocalls targeted him for supporting LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford open to subway referendum”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford’s approval rating still high”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Yes to subways, no to casinos”, here.
  • Town Crier article, “Mayor calls Sheppard transit report ‘hogwash’”, here.
  • Town Crier article, “Mayor makes stop at Sheppard demo”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Sheppard Transit Advisory Panel report is out — LRT is the preferred rapid transit mode”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “An anti-LRT group is meeting Monday at the Scarborough Civic Centre”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
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