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Part 2: In the news:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

(Continued from part 1.)

  • Toronto Star article, “TTC subway riders to get better, faster service after Thanksgiving”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “It’s absurd GO Transit doesn’t know about dangerous goods on its tracks”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO Transit in the dark on details of dangerous goods shipments”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Union Station office tower development to feature new GO bus terminal”, here.
  • Toronto Star video, “Toronto’s newest park will be in the sky”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Crowdfunded Liberty Village bus makes first run”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC won’t run streetcars on Cherry until at least 2016”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Sucker punch from a bus knuckle can knock out a rider: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Subway service resumes as usual after debris at Dundas West stops trains”, here.
  • Toronto Starcolumn, “What to expect on transit with a Chow, Ford or Tory win”, here.
  • Toronto Starcolumn, “Transit plan differences are all in the details”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit should be top issue for candidates, think tank says”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Let’s build the transit system we need and commit to funding it”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit City’s vague origins show how far we’ve come”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “A powerful solution to our transit woes”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Toronto lowering its sights in mayoral search”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “If John Tory’s SmartTrack seems credible, details don’t matter”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “John Tory’s SmartTrack takes the easy route, sure to inspire a new transit war”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Olivia Chow, Doug Ford team up against John Tory’s SmartTrack”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “‘Not 17’? John Tory’s relief line slogan is misleading”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory criticizes Chow over relief line, but says he still supports it”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Olivia Chow hammers John Tory to reval ‘Plan B’ for transit funding”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Olivia Chow releases platform with progressive call to action”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Olivia Chow blames delays in station accessibility on expensive Scarborough subway plan”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Doug Ford says he’ll push to cut land transfer tax if elected mayor”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Campaign lie detector: Doug Ford says nine inaccurate things on CBC’s Metro Morning”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Doug Ford wants to sell city property to pay for subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Doug Ford wants subways on ‘Eglington’ and ‘Done Mills’, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Campaign lie detector: Doug Ford says 17 inaccurate or misleading things at his first debate”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Doug Ford defends debate comments”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Doug Ford on Chinese residents: ‘I know one thing, they want subways’”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Thank you, Doug Ford, for your campaign so far”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga mayoral election: The platforms of the two frontrunners”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga mayoral candidates ramp up attacks”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga mayoral debate gets personal as Bonnie Crombie, Steve Mahoney trade barbs”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The Pulse: Commuters are tired of the waiting game”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The Pulse: Scarborough residents fed up with the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The Pulse: From Regent Park to Rosedale, transit matters”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ward to Watch: LRT or subway question defines transit debate in Don Valley East”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “A walk with Ward 2 candidate Munira Abukar”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “A walk with Ward 12 candidate Lekan Olawoye”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit struggles with North America’s move downtown”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The Toronto we want and can’t have”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Creating walkable, transit-friendly communities in Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “How Denver’s mile-high ambition is a roadmap for Toronto transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Big Ideas: ICYMI People are talking about Denver transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Vital Signs Report, Toronto Foundation: How is the city doing?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Vital signs, the divided city: Quality of life can vary according to where you live”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Big Ideas live chat: What’s the next transit move Toronto should make?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “How readers shaped the top ten Big Ideas”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Mayoral candidates should address Toronto’s top Big Ideas”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Woman’s social-media account of TTC clash with ‘leprechaun’ gets support from eyewitness”, here.
  • Toronto Star video, “Man in Green: Altercation with woman on TTC bus”, here.
  • Toronto Star video, “Lessons from the TTC ‘leprechaun’ fiasco”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Olivia Chow tackles transit, childcare in mayoral race: Fed”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Dinner with John Tory: Not everything is on the table”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Subway videos showcase the things and people we lose”, here.
  • Toronto Star video, “The Things We Lose trailer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Cyclist suffers serious head injury in TTC streetcar collision”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Pedestrian dies after being struck by St. Clair streetcar”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “New GO bus terminal part of massive project”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC subway closure due to punctured tunnel wall”, here.’
  • Toronto Sun article, “Doug Ford eyes using Build Toronto funds for subways”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford attacks Tory’s SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Doug Ford says downtown relief line his priority”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Doug Ford subway map peppered with typos”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Scarborough subway taking station accessibility funds: Chow”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Chow ads target Tory transit plan”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Chow targets Tory’s transit plan”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Olivia Chow wants to see Tory’s ‘Plan B’”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Mount Dennis wants Tory to explain SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Olivia Chow releases full platform”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The battle to replace Hurricane Hazel”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Fringe candidates keep Mississauga’s mayoral race interesting”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Charles Sousa stays mum on Toronto mayor’s race”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Woman second killed by St. Clair streetcar in two weeks”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Rob Ford on witnessing TTC death, facing chemo”, here.
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