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In the news: Friday, March 27, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Premier meets with GTHA mayors at summit”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Study finds chatting with strangers on commutes makes us happier”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Do we need a TTC back-up plan?”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “More Casino Dreams and Other Long-Shot Gambles”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Shuttle Bus Madness”, here.
  • BlogTO ost, “Gigantic arts hub coming to the Toronto East Waterfront”, here.
  • Business Traveller article, “Toronto poised for air-rail link”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx return fares for late GO trains in record numbers”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC union blocks random drug testing sought by management”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto 2025: Growth brings Milton prosperity, growing pains”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC working to expand express bus routes”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Mediocre start to TTC-GO fare integration pilot project: report”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Metrolinx, Milton launching pilot program to deal with parking overflow: report”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Former chair critical of TTC’s response to subway stoppage”, here.
  • CP24 report, “GO Transit has sold only 134 integrated fare stickers since launch of program”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC still looking for source of leak at College Station”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Soft ground threatens to create sinkhole on Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Milton creates pilot program for door-to-door bus service to GO station”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Disability advocates question Toronto’s Pan Am Games readiness”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Pan Am organizers wants public to change travel plans during games”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Ooze On The Tracks Exposes ‘Vulnerability’ Of Subway Line Says TTC CEO”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Toronto’s Pan Am Transit Plans Divide City”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Milton residents hear about transportation, logistics, transit, security measures surrounding Pan Am games”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Pay premium to have Spadina subway completed quickly, says TTC chair”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “City wants to look at improved methods to manage TTC projects”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “UP Express to begin overnight testing March 30”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “5 things to expect with Pan Am traffic”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Our Place initiative to launch transit petition”, here.
  • Macleans article, “Toronto’s traffic time bomb: Is it too late to fix?”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto’s filthy ground water responsible for TTC delay”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC delays far more than an inconvenience, groups say”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Lisgar residents await answers to flooding question at meeting”, here.
  • National Post article, “$700 million development at the site of old Guvernment night club set to transform the Toronto waterfront”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Mayor’s executive looking for better options for delivery of Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC says it responded safely and properly to leak that shut down subway”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “How much longer will your commute take during the Pan Am games?”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC has yet to implement random drug testing”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “I’m feeling crabby about the Ferry Terminal competition”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “TTC Reveals Test On Leaking Fluid”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “TTC Looks To Move Forward With Random Drug Testing”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “GO Transit Issues Record Refunds In February”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Daneles Unveils $700 Million East Watefront Development”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “A first look at what Daniels Corporation wants to build where the Guvernment used to be”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “No subway Tuesday? No problem for area businesses”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC suspicious fuel spill cleaned up in College Station”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC CEO impresses commuters: PR expert”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC shutdown: Poor funding leads to poor transit, TTCriders says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO Transit issues record refunds during February cold snap”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO-TTC sales of premium joint passes off to a slow start”, here.
  • Toronto Star’s Scrum blog post, “Foot-long submarine sandwich for John Tory helps lighten executive committee meeting”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “$150 million Spadina subway plan gets OK from TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Mystery liquid in subway wasn’t gasoline: TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Move to reopen LRT debate rejected”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC driver among those honoured by Toronto police”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC union grievance delaying random drug, alcohol tests”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Taking a closer look at the subway closure”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Community murals unveiled at Coxwell and Woodbine Stations”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “‘Daniels Waterfront City of the Arts’ to replace the Guvernment”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “York leaders seek ‘tools’ to fund transit, roads”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Town earns commuting honours”, here.
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