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In the news: Sunday, September 21, 2014



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Startup aims for crowd-funded bus service for King West commuters”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Tory says he’ll chair road closure committee if elected mayor”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “The Dirty (Baker’s) Dozen”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto’s next new bus route might be crowdfunded”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the day: Union Station”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Hamilton man charged after police stage takedown on GO bus”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Pedestrian dead after streetcar accident”, here.
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “Sheppard East residents need the full 12 km of light rail planned”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Male arrested after passenger pulls out knife on GO bus”, here.
  • CP24 report, “‘Hurricane Hazel’ looms over tight Mississauga mayoral race”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Waiting for Ontario’s first green bond: A $500M raise for light rail transit”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Could a crowdfunded bus soon serve Liberty Village?”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Chow lays out transit plan, slams John Tory for being too similar to Ford”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “John Tory promises SmartTrack transit plan with no property tax hikes”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “John Tory repeats plan to fight gridlock in Toronto”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “John Tory forgets first rule of Toronto subway funding”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “How everything went wrong for Olivia Chow”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Should Toronto and Vancouver bury their traffic problems?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TORONTO VOTES: Top mayoral candidates, Tory, Ford and Chow offer transit plans full of holes”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Chow says her LRT transit plan would serve Scarborough, save residents $1.6 billion”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transit entrepreneur eyes privately run Liberty Village bus route”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “John Tory’s SmartTrack makes a poor fit for TIF”, here.
  • National Post article, “John Tory says ‘there will be hell to pay’ if Ontario, feds don’t provide billions for his transit plan”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toronto man to offer an alternative to TTC streetcar: a crowd-funded bus”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Don’t bet on private transit not getting quashed, but if it does help gridlock, that’s great”, here.
  • National Post article, “It’s not ‘Spadeena’: Pronunciation lessons up next for TTC’s shiny new streetcars”, here.
  • National Post article, “John Tory lays out ‘reasonable’ cycling platform, countering Olivia Chow’s plan for 200 km of bike lanes”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Rob Ford confronts his arch-nemesis: reality”, here.
  • National Post article, “‘Toronto needs Doug Ford’: Rob Ford kicks off brother’s mayoral campaign in audio statement hours before chemo begins”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC encourages riders to take the stairs”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Nothing like a nice river boat ride on a GO train”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “OPP arrest man after knife pulled during altercation on GO bus”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Reason #912 why we can’t have nice things”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Election survey shows strong support for sustainable transit among candidates”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes for October 12, 2014 (Updated)”, here. post, “How Can the TTC Run More Service?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Meet a Council Candidate: Tony Vella, Ward 6”, here.
  • Toronto Standard post, “The TTC promises to fix the new streetcar’s pronunciation of “Spadina”, here.
  • Toronto Standard post, “A group is crowdfunding a new bus line from Liberty Village to Union Station”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC’s slowing rise in ridership leaves $8 million revenue shortfall”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The Pulse: Frequency of buses key issue in North Etobicoke”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory criticizes Chow’s bus plan as election battle resumes”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Does Chow’s ‘truth’ about Scarborough LRT matter?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “John Tory renews vow to fight gridlock, by coordinating construction”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “No property tax hike to pay for transit, Tory says”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Mayoral debates are useless, but brushing them off is worse”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Chow says ‘racial profiling’ must end, Tory says he’d constrain spending growth”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Could crowdfunding ease the King streetcar crunch?”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “‘Crowdfunded’ bus service sends signal to the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transforming Toronto with 10 Big Ideas”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Top Ten Big Ideas to improve Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Toronto lowering its sights in mayoral search”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Man arrested after GO bus passengers pulls out knife: police”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Man hit and killed by TTC streetcar on St. Clair Ave. near Yonge”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC bus driver testifies in careless driving trial”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Green bonds to help fund Eglinton Crosstown, province says”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Scarborough LRT smarter than subway: Olivia Chow”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “John Tory picks up Scarborough support”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “John Tory rips into Olivia Chow’s transit plan at Board of Trade speech”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘There’ll be hell to pay’ if SmartTrack not funded: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Former Soknacki, Stintz strategists endorse Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “High-profile councillors throw support to Olivia Chow”, here.
  • Town Crier article, “Man killed by streetcar near Yonge and St. Clair”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe