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In the news: Sunday, April 19, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Liberals reveal massive expansion of GO Transit service”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Winning design for Jack Layton ferry terminal revealed”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Lattice work”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Empty Queens Quay”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Creepy new Instagram documents women on TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “This is what College and Spadina looks like right now” (April 8), here.
  • Canadian Manufacturing post, “Bechtel Canada lands $80M Toronto subway extension deal”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Global News Toronto website, “Man using mobility scooter injured in fall onto TTC subway tracks”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx shares video of massive tunnel boring machine move”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “First-of-its-kind condo deal has been mired in financial troubles”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Dennis and Lea to be unleashed as Eglinton LRT advances”, here.
  • CivSource post, “Toronto Creates Big Data Transit Team”, here.
  • CP24 report, “GO riders urged to check platform number as Union Station renovations continue”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Construction Corner: Crazy and sane high-speed rail ideas”, here.
  • Durham Region.com article, “Metrolinx survey shows Durham Region residents spend more than 40 minutes commuting”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Exploring your rights when strangers take your picture in public”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Places to Grow: Ten years later is this progressive act a success or failure?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transportation minister Del Duca touts Crosstown LRT at Allen construction site”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Community applauds plans for new cultural hub in Weston village”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Prepare for visitors, residents told at Scarborough Pan Am meeting”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Big data could be the key to unlocking Toronto’s potential - but only if we listen to it”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Instagram account posting photos of women on TTC raising consent concerns”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “From sewage leaks to 4000 litres of beer: Mapping Toronto’s environmental spills”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “New voices heard during Ward 4 byelection debate”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Subway is the way to go, says byelection candidate”, here.
  • Mississauga News blog post, “What if they called a byelection and no-one paid attention?”, here.
  • MobileSyrup post, “Mayor of Toronto creates Big Data Innovation Team to combat congestion…”, here.
  • National Post article, “Mind the art: Stuart Reid aims to redefine commuting with his large-scale art installation at Union Station”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “TTC completing WiFi installation at two more subway stations”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “Metrolinx logs continued progress on Eglinton Crosstown light-rail project”, here.
  • Railway Age article, “Ontario on the Move”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Union Station improvements force relocation of GO platforms”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO to add almost 50 per cent more trains in next 5 years”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Allen closes for next phase of tunneling on Eglinton Crosstown”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Federal government urged to spend GM proceeds on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga hikes MiWay bus fares”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO riders warned of Union Station platform changes”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario Hydro changes sours debt holders”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The ‘walls’ between different transit systems are too big”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Instagram account @ttcwomen raises privacy concerns”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Let’s build a Gardiner Expressway for the people”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “City coordinated Allen Road closure to minimize impact on drivers: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “City Hall bleeds our money away”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC punch-up accused ‘not drunk’: Lawyer”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘Risk’ HOV lanes will be underused during Pan Am Games: report”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Newmarket’s Davis Drive project expected to continue into 2016”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Construction beginning at Davis Drive, Hwy. 404 park and ride”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Stouffville elevator will be demolished: Metrolinx”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Mayor, MP hold out hope for downtown elevator”, here.
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