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In the news, Saturday, May 16, 2015



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area blogs and on-line media report on public transit issues.

Greater Toronto Area
  • “The Inexplicable Intransigence of Mayor Tory”, here.
  • “Mayor Supercilious”, here.
  • “Civic Inaction”, here.
  • “Coffee With Mr. Parker”, here.
  • “Can We Talk?”, here.
  • “New TTC streetcars plagued by a host of problems”, here.
  • “This is what the new GO cab cars look like”, here.
  • “This is what the TTC map will look like in 2025”, here.
  • “The future of Yonge and Eglinton comes into focus”, here.
  • “Fort York bridge demolition hints at Gardiner’s future”, here.
  • “Photo of the Day: Queen St. Bridge”, here.
  • “Photo of the Day: To College”, here.
  • “Subways in America: Gangway, please”, here.
  • “Fare Integration on Public Transit Can Help Fight Gridlock in Urban Canada”, here.
  • “Gardiner East FAQ: Making sense of another frustrating City Hall debate”, here.
  • “Why the fate of the Gardiner Expressway must rest in our heads, not our hearts”, here.
  • “Ontario Budget 2015: Throwing everything but infrastructure under the bus”, here.
  • “Harper government uses sleight of hand to balance its budget”, here.
  • “Bullet trains are not the answer to Canada’s transportation problems”, here.
  • “Cool time lapse of a rush hour at Union Station”, here.
  • “Police determine GO Transit fatality at Union Station accidental”, here.
  • “Some sweet new rides coming our way”, here.
  • “Union Station’s platforms get a fresh coat of paint”, here.
  • “Exhibition GO Station - what’s this about you had just one job, Presto?”, here.
  • “A guy named Mike”, here.
  • “Has it come down to us throwing ourselves in front of a bus? Bus driver ignored by bus driver. (I know, read it again)”, here.
  • “Are you a Bramalea GO bus passenger? Do you recognize this man?”, here.
  • “Here’s how Blue Jays fans thank those of us who board the train after they arrive to attend a game”, here.
  • “Man struck Friday night by VIA train is now a suspect in a murder”, here.
  • “Friday sucked”, here.
  • “Did they close it for free? Was there a fee? Damn skippy this was ‘improper’”, here.
  • “The Spring GO Transit newsletter is out. Let’s review, shall we?”, here.
  • “And the crazy just got dialed up in Smoakville”, here.
  • “Nothing short of a miracle”, here.
  • “Durham Transit’s disaster of a route map page…”, here.
  • “This Crazy Train’s Presto Chronicles, Chapter 31(!!!): PRESTO? No it’s more a matter of hurry up and wait”, here.
  • “Tearing down the Gardiner East is all in the numbers”, here.
  • “The TTC is the set of a late-night talk show”, here.
  • “The Gardiner East Conundrum: Saving Time Is Not The Only Issue”, here.
  • “TTC Board Meeting Wrap-up: April 28, 2015”, here.
  • “Metropass Turns 35: Time to Talk About Fare Options”, here.
  • “Should Seniors Get Even Cheaper Transit Fares? (Updated)”, here.
  • “How (Un)Reliable Is My Service?”, here.
  • “Finch East LRT Soon, Sheppard East Not So (Updated)”, here.
  • “The TTC Board Contemplates Policy”, here.
  • “Union Station York Concourse Opens…”, here.
  • “Ontario’s 2015 Budget and GTHA Transit Projects”, here.
  • “Ottawa’s 2015 Budget Transit Funding: Smoke and Mirrors”, here.
  • “Bombardier Recalls Workers, Staffs Up For Production at Thunder Bay”, here.
  • “Ontario Funds 100% of the Hurontario - Main LRT”, here.
  • “Ontario Infrastructure to get $130B Lift”, here.
  • Torontoist Explains: Subway Shutdowns”, here.
  • “Union Station is getting rotisserie chicken, a Burger’s Priest, and a huge food market”, here.
  • “John Tory re-announces a transit line that was supposed to have been built by now”, here.
  • “John Tory celebrates the fact that Queen’s Park has noticed SmartTrack”, here.
  • “We should admire the Gardiner Expressway, not tear it down”, here.
  • “Federal Conservatives cannot depend on Mayor John Tory saying their policies are best for Toronto mayors”, here.
  • “In which a deputy mayor annoys chief planner over extra subway stop for Scarborough”, here.
  • “Chief planner and deputy mayor in Twitter spat”, here.
  • “Transit expert says ‘not so’ to Star’s criticism of the TTC”, here.
  • “Scarborough residents criticize Sheppard LRT delay”, here.
  • “TTC Commission says no to quickly moving forward with $1 seniors fares”, here.
  • “TTCriders take action for more provincial transit funding”, here.
  • “Recommendations for new TTC commissioners don’t represent us riders”, here.
  • “Metrolinx exploring options for Davenport Diamond Separation”, here.
  • “Province Announces Intention to Move Forward on Finch West LRT”, here.
  • “Union Station York Concourse Opening…”, here.
  • “Union Pearson Express to Enter Service June 6”, here.
  • “Renderings of 1 Eglinton East Reveal Sleek Hariri Pontarini Design”, here.
  • “North Tower and Rebuilt Subway Connection Coming to E Condos”, here.
  • “Enigma on the Park to Rise Near Bloor GO and UPX Station”, here.
  • “Photo of the Day: Eglinton West Station”, here.
  • “Photo of the Day: Skyline from Dundas West”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • “Province’s big plan for GO Transit - no all-day service for KW / Guelph any time soon, an analysis:”, here.
  • “Mississauga LRT to proceed — $1.6B Waterloo LRT a bellwether long before it even begins…”, here.
  • “Kitchener / Waterloo Region ‘new’ stations / transit hubs. High-rises! condos! at what cost?”, here.
  • “Transit news for the region”, here.
  • “Southwestern Ontario Transit Alliance - “action plan” cites Guelph prominently - provides a blueprint for the future of SWO”, here.
  • “No Changes Recommended for 33 Sanatorium”, here.
  • “Brand New Articulated Buses Have Started to Arrive”, here.
  • “Niagara GO Trains Won’t Stop In Hamilton”, here.
  • “Rapid Transit 2.1: Toward a Successful Plan for Hamilton”, here.
  • “Mississauga-Brampton LRT Surges Past Hamilton to Funding Approval”, here.
  • “Building the Network: James Street North GO Station”, here.
  • “What does the GO service expansion mean for Waterloo Region?”, here.
  • “What about the bus?”, here.
  • “2015 GRT preferred service plan”, here.
  • “Upcoming consultations: Columbia / Lexington, ION stops, and more”, here
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