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In the news: Monday, March 2, 2015

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

Greater Toronto Area
  • CBC News Toronto report, “U of T teaching assistants set up picket lines on campus”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Donny Ouimette, Ryan Hind ID’d as men shot at Toronto McDonald’s”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Executive committee approves $10B budget”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Crawford defends balancing tactics as Executive Committee passes budget”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “As TTC fares rise, new mayor touts free rides for kids, planned improvements”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Metrolinx consults construction on e-billing”, here.
  • Excaliber article, “CUPE 3903 bargaining team recommends rejection of university’s offer”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Metrolinx rejects Toronto’s request to pay part of increased costs for Union Station”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “GO Transit bus driver charged after fatal crash on Highway 407”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Four people may have been involved in fatal McDonald’s shooting: source”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto, Metrolinx in negotiations over airport express train funding”, here.
  • article, “Milton chosen for transit app pilot project”, here.
  • article, “Dozens of residents jump into new Etobicoke Action Group”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Students petition TTC to abolish two-card identification system”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Metrolinx asking City to cover some capital costs”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Update: GO Transit driver charged in fatal crash”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “4405 Arrives On Spadina”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC 2015-2024 Capital Budget Projects”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC 2015 Fleet Plans (Updated)”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Extra, Extra: An Innocent Man Cave, the End of a Jokinen Era, and the Downtown Relief Line Needs You”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit guru pushes for central rapid transit system: James”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “TTC Week: Readers hail good deeds by transit workers: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC fare hike rolls out, but not all riders are irked”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton mayor supports downtown LRT route”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “There’s a better route for the Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Feds, province refuse to help city pay for Union Station overruns”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Selling off assets a bad bargain for the city: Hume”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO bus driver charged in fatal Highway 407 rollover”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “My commute: An adventure into the unknown”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “My commute: ‘I’m actually excited about going to work’”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Barbara Hall’s reflections as a human rights crusader”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “United Way sketches path to a fairer Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “U of T students left scrambling, as teaching assistants go on strike”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Victim’s family searches for a reason in McDonald’s shooting”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Expect inflationary TTC fare hikes in future: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “City on hook for Union Station cost overruns”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “GO bus driver charged in crash that killed passenger”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Executive committee tweaks budget in giving its OK”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx perk ‘business as usual’”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “More than 1,600 City employees on long-term disability”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “City’s long-term disability plan rewards insurer for high caseload”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City of Toronto and TTC Seeking Input on Relief Line Stations”, here.
  • Yahoo Canada post, “Low-income transit plans aim to put the brakes on poverty”, here.
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