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In the news: Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Empty Allen Road”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “LRT will ‘transform’ and revitalize Brampton, says mayor”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the 680 All News Radio website), “Federal budget’s transit funding amounts to ‘crumbs’, Ontario says”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the webpage), “Road rage: Mixed reviews for transit fund”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the National Post website), “Ontario Liberals spending $1.6 billion for LRT linking Brampton and Mississauga”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “John Tory, Charles Sousa split on what federal budget means for Toronto, Ontario”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Brampton, Mississauga to get new 23 km light rail line”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Union Pearson express to start running June 6”, here.
  • CHCH News report, “$1.6 billion LRT line to link Brampton, Mississauga”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Union-Pearson Express will be up and running June 6”, here.
  • CTV News report, “Budget 2015: What opposition leaders, mayors and lobby groups are saying”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “New Public Transit Fund unveiled in 2015 Budget”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Federal budget 2015 targets gridlocked urban commuters with mass transit fund”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Federal budget promise of new transit fundng a major step forward: Tory”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto’s airport-downtown rail link to start service on June 6”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Ontario Needs to Prioritize Its Transit Spending”, here.
  • article, “Mayor Tory takes optimistic view of federal budget”, here.
  • article, “Union Pearson Express lie to open for service June 6”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Federal budget’s transit promises do little to help cities now”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Hurontario LRT gets big boost from Queen’s Park”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mayor calls LRT funding decision a ‘game-changer’”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “LRT construction funded, but what about other costs, councillors wonder”, here.
  • National Post article, “Federal Budget 2015: Tories slice out a (small) surplus for pre-election books”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Transit, Infrastructure, Beer Tax to be Detailed in Ontario Budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory, Colle differ on federal budget transit funding”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Conservative government unveils scattershot election budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “What the federal budget means for Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Swing voters may want more than what Harper’s budget is offering”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Ontario needs to keep transit money rolling in”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario budget will be about building transit, Wynne says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Liberals will invest $49.8B in transit in GTHA over the next decade”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Liberals promise $1.6 billion for ‘transofrmational’ Hurontario LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Reality rains on Mississauga’s LRT celebration”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Harper budget on the right track: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Harper budget ‘slap in the face’, Sousa says”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Infrastructure will feature in budget, Wynne says”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “The Ups and Downs of the new UP Express”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “New LRT will connect Mississauga and Brampton”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Gardiner lanes opened two months ahead of schedule”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “DVP, Scarborough RT closed this weekend”, here.
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