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In the news: Saturday, August 9, 2014



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “TTC could get all-door boarding on every streetcar line”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New study blames passenger loading for slow streetcars”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the day: Goodbye, Toronto”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the CTV News Toronto website), “Investigation underway after woman and dog killed by GO train”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC proposes honour payment system for streetcars: Report”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “King streetcar delays caused mostly by TTC riders: staff report”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “City bracing for legal claims due to Union Station delays”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Woman, dog killed by GO train in east end”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Man, 68, seriously injured after being hit by St. Clair streetcar”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Ford pledges to push Eglinton Crosstown underground if re-elected”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC plans to implement honour system as early as 2015”, here.
  • CP24 report, “One person in hospital after being struck by streetcar”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC wants to use honour system for streetcars”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Size matters: What Berlin’s rapid transit would look like in Toronto”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “King streetcar delays blamed on passengers loading, unloading times”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ford can’t bury Eglinton LRT without tax hike”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC chief proposes ‘honour-based’ streetcar boarding citywide by 2015”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Chow, Tory continue trading shots over transit”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC chief says he never said Toronto is ‘stuck with’ streetcars”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Should Ontario hike its sales tax? Here’s what happened to Manitoba”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Ford wants Toronto’s streetcars phased out”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: 509 streetcars returning to Harbourfront soon”, here.
  • National Post article, “Crosstown construction will clog Eglinton for at least six years, but the heralded arrival of mass transit sparks a gold rush of developers”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC boss Andy Byford seeking to implement streetcar proof of payment system by 2015”, here.
  • National Post article, “Rob Ford’s question to TTC boss Andy Byford about city’s new streetcars: ‘Can’t you just sell them?’”, here.
  • National Post article, “Olivia Chow attacks John Tory’s Smart Track plan, paints herself as fiscal conservative”, here.
  • National Post article, “John Tory jumps into lead in Toronto mayoral campaign, Olivia Chow falls to third: Poll”, here.
  • National Post column, “After neglecting infrastructure, Ontario wants Ottawa to pay the tab”, here.
  • National Post editorial cartoon, “Sorry, folks”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC: proposed fare system will speed up your downtown drive”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Passengers getting on and off streetcars major cause of delays”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “New GO station could be a possibility”, here.
  • Oshawa Express editorial, “Oshawa’s future could be looking up”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Metrolinx buys Oshawa GO Station”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Metrolinx learns tough lesson after pulling video ‘quietly uploaded to YouTube’ about Union-Pearson (UP) Express (after it gets laughed at”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Crisis in TTC Service Capacity (Update 3)”, here/
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Reconstruction of Dundas & Spadina (Updated August 8, 2014)”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Rob Ford revives his war on all forms of transportation except cars”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Answers at last: Why the King streetcar is so awful”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC wants to put some POP in your streetcar ride with all-doors boarding by Jan. 1”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Olivia Chow says John Tory transit project could require tax hike”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “The case for making driving (even) more expensive”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Forum poll sudden decline with women has Chow 10 points behind Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Woman struck and killed by train in East York”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Eglinton fight not over”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Rob Ford vows to build entire Eglinton line underground”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford’s rivals attack plan to bury Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford’s Eglinton fight a waste of time: Duguid”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Operate streetcars on honour system: TTC boss”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford: We have to phase out streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Wynne can’t ignore me if I’m re-elected: Ford”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Senior hit by streetcar fights for life”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘Rob Ford Rangers’ meet with mayor”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Eglinton Connects Moves Another Step Forward”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Connecting the Dots on a Major New Toronto Development”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Front Street Gets a Shot of Colour as Part of Union Station Makeover”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe