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In the news: Saturday, April 18, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Transit nerds gear up for 2 am tunnel boring party”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Sale of wine in Toronto supermarkets will have to wait”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto laneway to become reggae hotspot (once again)”, here.
  • Bloomberg Business post, “Indebted Ontario Raids Beer Money to Fund Infrastructure”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Province to sell off 60 percent of Hydro One”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO Transit gets $16B from Ontario for improvements”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto subway stations lacking equal access for all, critics say”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “86-year-old man dies after car strikes TTC bus”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Gardiner Expressway: What you need to know about the options”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC names contractor to handle completion of Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC spending $95K a week on drivers that never get behind the wheel”, here.
  • CP24 report, “New court date set for pair charged in altercation involving TTC enforcement officers”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Elderly man dies after car after crashing into TTC bus in North York”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “It’s not boring: 100s watch massive tunnel diggers move”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC signs $80M deal with Bechtel to oversee Toronto - Spadina - York subway extension”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Apology issued after TTC construction crew works through the night”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC defends driver surplus, costing agency $1M this year”, here.
  • Global Rail News post, “Bechtel takes over management of Toronto subway extension”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Premier Wynne announces that GO rail system to receive $13.5 billion boost”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC hires firm to manage troubled Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto must choose priority for Gardiner Expressway”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Canadian infrastructure projects a boost for engineering stocks”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC test results highlight service improvements”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Will Hydro One Sell-Off Raise Electricity Rates? Wynne Can’t Say”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: TTCRiders challenges politicians to ride transit for a week”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Construction at Greenwood subway yard will be complete by the fall”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “‘Transit geeks’ excited to watch tunnel-boring machines emerge in Toronto”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “GO Transit gets ‘proactive’ about drinking on trains and buses”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Four things to remember as Toronto (again) debates the Gardiner’s future”, here.
  • MobileSyrup post, “Citymapper adds support for Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver after months of pleading from Canadians”, here.
  • National Post article, “Federal budget will fund up to $1 billion annually on transit projects in biggest cities, sources say”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Suddenly buses rule and politics is all about transit”, here.
  • National Post article, “Ontario to sell off 60 percent of Hydro One, funneling $4 billion into transit, infrastructure”, here.
  • National Post article, “Preserving Gardiner Expressway would cost $919 million: report”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “LISTEN: Driver surplus costing the TTC $95,000 a week”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Lawyer for man charged in Union Station altercation hoping to get a look at TTC video”, here.
  • NOW article, “Spadina subway shakedown”, here.
  • Reuters Canada post, “Ontario to sell 60 percent of Hydro One in IPO”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “GO Transit Service To Be Expanded With Major Provincial Cash Injection”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 commentary, “Liberals to Make a ‘Shocking’ Transaction”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Spare Drivers Cash-In at TTC”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 commentary, “Do nothing for 5 hours, get paid for 8!”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Gardiner Debate Sheds Troubling Light on Infrastructure Investment Priorities”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Dear Urban Diplomat: Can I hate my fellow TTC riders for not giving up seats for me and my toddler?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Premier moves Tory’s SmartTrack a little further down the line”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC’s surplus bus drivers needed by year end, says CEO”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “UPX sticker shock starts to wear off: Poll”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bechtel awarded contract to manage completion of Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “TTC feels like home even before you get there”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Is closed Spadina-College intersection causing traffic chaos? You might be surprised”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Lawyers for men charged in TTC dust-up to get CCTV footage”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Elderly man dies after colliding with stopped TTC bus”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Washington vs. Toronto: How do the cities stack up?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Highlights of major Ontario changes to include spruced-up beer stores”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Beer to be sold in up to 450 supermarkets”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Privatization guru Ed Clark now sets sights on wine”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Persistent water leak floods sidewalks in Bay St. underpass: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory hopes Hydro One sale helps SmartTrack”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ontario opens sales of beer to grocery stores”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Wynne spends like a drunken sailor”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC inks deal for Spadina subway extension takeover”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Too many bus drivers better than too few: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Jays fans busted for drinking on GO trains”, here.
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