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In the news: Friday, April 24, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Bradford Times article, “Davis Drive construction to finish by end of year”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Ontario’s transit friendly budget gets glowing review locally”, here.
  • Business News Network report, “Roads, trains, natural gas: Ontario’s infrastructure binge”, here.
  • Canadian Manufacturing article, “Ontario names SNC-Lavalin-led group as preferred bidder in $4B LRT contract”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the 680 All News Radio website, “Ten infrastructure and transit projects to receive funding in the Ontario budget”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the CTV News website), “SNC-led group wins [Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown] contract” , here
  • CanIndia article, “Province will pitch in for LRT, after all”, here.
  • CBC News report, “Gregor Robertson, John Tory want ‘flexible’ private sector role in transit fund”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Ontario budget 2015: John Tory says province’s plan good for SmartTrack”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Fatal collision in Markham involving Viva bus”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory says Ontario budget proves province is willing to help build SmartTrack”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Province unveils $130B infrastructure push in Ontario budget”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “One dead after VIVA bus crash in Thornhill”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Ontario ‘must build’ for its future prosperity, says Sousa”, here.
  • Durham Region.com post, “GO transit improvements coming to Durham”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Ontario Budget 2015: Five things you need to know”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “John Tory supports the Ontario provincial budget”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Scarborough subway still being hotly debated”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “One dead in crash between transit bus and truck in Thornhill”, here.
  • Global Rail News post, “Ontario reveals massive 10-year rail investment”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ontario budget touts transit spending, takes a hard line on health, education”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ontario budget: A boost for businesses and a laundry list of transit projects”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ontario’s transit funding focuses on suburbs”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tory says budget is a win for SmartTrack, transportation minister has a different take”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Infrastructure spending is no miracle cure”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Ontario Budget 2015: No New Taxes, Major Cuts as Province Tackles Deficit”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “The Union-Pearson Express Train Gets a Big Thumbs Down”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Provincial budget supports transit in Toronto: Mayor John Tory”, here.
  • column, “TOinTRANSIT: International survey to compare TTC to 20 other global subway networks”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Midtown Liberal MPs decry lack of infrastructure spending in federal budget”, here.
  • iPolitics post, “Joe Oliver’s 905 budget: Let the election countdown begin”, here.
  • Maclean’s article, “Ontario on the (long) road to a balanced budget”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post,
  • National Post article, “Ontario budget 2015 by the numbers: from new transit funding to the province’s growing debt load”, here.
  • National Post article, “Condo reforms, winter tires discounts and OSAP changes: 20 things to know about the Ontario’s 2015 budget”, here.
  • National Post article, “How two Toronto streetcars managed to crash into each other during rush hour”, here.
  • National Post article, “The little airport rail link that could: The most remarkable thing about the new rail link to Pearson airport is that it exists”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “UPDATE: Provincial budget no ‘slash and burn’, finance minister “, here.
  • NOW article, “Life in the fast lane”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “New Ontario light rail between Mississauga, Brampton in the works”, here.
  • Railway Gazette International article, “Beer to fund light rail line”, here.
  • Reuters article, “UPDATE 1 - Ontario pledges smaller deficits; labour unrest seen”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Provincial Government Bids to Get Ontario Back to Black”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Province unveils $130B infrastructure push in Ontario budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “What the 2015 Ontario budget means for you”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Ontario squeezes spending to build for the future”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “How we get bribed with our own money on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto councillors look for ways to pay for Scarborough subway extension”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “John Tory ‘delighted’ with provincial budget’s mention of SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Federal budget’s transit promises a sop to the gullible”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Ontario Liberals try to distract from incompetent budget”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “How the budget will affect you”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man pushed onto subway tracks at College Station”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Fatal crash in Thornhill”, here.
  • Waterloo Region Record article, “Train from downtown Toronto to Pearson to have a stop on Kitchener GO line”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com editorial, “Federal budget misses the mark on transit”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “UPDATED: Mayor, MPP spar over elevator’s demise”, here.
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