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In the news: Sunday, May 24, 2015

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

Greater Toronto Area
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “The Dead Calm After Ford”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Tolling Smoke And Mirrors”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “The Best Evidence Is Empirical Evidence”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Why Is This Even A Debate?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the day: All aboard the ghost train”, here.
  • CBC News report, “Risky business as Canadian cities turn to neighbourhood levies”, here.
  • CBC News report, “Via Rail to add more southwestern Ontario trains, CEO says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Gardiner, Don Valley tolls would be ‘chump change’, councillor says”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Metrolinx launches on-line trip-planning tool for GTHA”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory, Colle to make transit announcement at bus stop in Scarborough”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Passenger sexually assaulted on GO bus: police”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC service resumes after tree knocks down wires”, here.
  • article, “Petition calls for Ontario government to fund GO Train into Bowmanville”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Dear Toronto: Ditching the Gardiner would be world class”, here.
  • article, “Bridge, station construction continues for Mississauga transitway extension”, here.
  • article, “7 facts about the Finch West LRT”, here.
  • column, “TOinTRANSIT: Metrolinx launches new transit trip planner”, here.
  • article, “Doors Open on TTC’s Greenwood Yard”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC turns to tech to tame bus ‘bunching’”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “For whom the roads’s tolled: Non-resident Gardiner tolls won’t happen, so let’s drop it”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Bringing our trains into the late 20th century”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Subway stabber sentenced to four years in prison”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I want to blog about last night’s LSE disaster, but I’m buried at work and can only fire off this quick note”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “And now for a follow-up to last week’s ‘Dear Bus Passengers’ letter”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Oh look, a parking spot just for him (not you, not me, just him)”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “You want to bring your bike onto a rush-hour train? Go ahead… but you can stand. You didn’t pay extra fare for the bike and you certainly didn’t pay for those TWO seats”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Never be stranded again. Triplinx now available in the GTHA”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Building the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Cadillac-sized strollers and complicated commuter patterns”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Evolution of Service on 29 Dufferin: Weekdays, 2011 to 2015”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Evolution of Service on 512 St Clair (2) (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “A Work Train on the Prince Edward Viaduct”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat on How to Think About the Gardiner”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Union - Pearson Express riders at Bloor face two-year wait for tunnel to TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Is Toronto-area transit the next frontier for privatization?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Artists take over Chester subway station newsstand for one year”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Kathleen Wynne’s failure of nerve”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Landmark date for two transit events”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Wynne’s ‘infrastructure’ means tax hikes”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “To toll or not to toll: Experts weigh in on what to do about Toronto traffic congestion”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Video showing GO bus rider masturbating posted on Twitter”, here.
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