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In the news: Wednesday, January 21, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Tory floats budget with 2.25 percent property tax hike”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “John Tory says TTC riders will pay more, but get more”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Mayor John Tory tables budget with 2.75% property tax increase”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Presto to be rolled out to all TTC vehicles by end of 2016: report”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Mayor Tory says Scarborough will benefit most from transit improvements”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Proposed budget for 2015 includes 2.75 per cent property tax hike”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Toronto budget: 10 key numbers from John Tory’s first budget”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Is free really free when it comes to riding the TTC? It depends”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tory’s Toronto budget plan to increase taxes, boost transit spending”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Presto system coming to all TTC streetcars this year”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TORONTO BUDGET: Proposal includes 2.75 percent tax increase”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police seek witnesses after man trapped under TTC bus”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Your ride, Toronto: SmartTrack a mixed bag for Toronto’s transit future”, here.
  • National Post article, “John Tory’s first draft budget to include property tax hike no higher than 3%”, here.
  • National Post article, “Rob Ford, leader of the opposition: Former mayor attacks successor John Tory for ‘spending and spending’”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “This is no way to build a railroad”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC board to consider electronic surveillance of drivers”, here.
  • NOW article, “John Tory’s first budget adds transit, shelter beds”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “The new American streetcar: A visit to Detroit, Cincinatti, Atlanta and Tampa”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “City launches proposed 2015 budget”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Rob Ford, who lied all the time, accuses John Tory of lying”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Proposed budget would see property tax increase of 2.75 percent”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “8 key details in the 2015 Toronto budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC wants more electronic surveillance of its driver behaviours”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Kathleen Wynne issues infrastructure ‘challenge’ to federal leaders”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Budget will keep taxes at or below inflation rate: Tory”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe