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In the news: Sunday, June 14, 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, “Gardiner East Conclusion (Round ???)”, [here].
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Day 2 - Gardiner East”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “A Full Accounting of Council”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smokepost, “CAPITALIZING The Future”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Is this the solution to the Scarborough transit debate?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Transit will be free for Pan Am Games ticket-holders”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “That time when Toronto demolished the Gardiner”, here.
  • Bow. James Bow post, “What’s Wrong With the TTC?”, here.
  • Business News Network post, “Forget the Gardiner: city planner says waterfront is Toronto’s new frontier”, here.
  • CanIndia article, “Unlimited rides for young people on MiWay this summer”, here.
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “Transit Projects and Events Update”, here.
  • Construction Index post, “Contract awarded for $54B Toronto light rail”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Council votes in favour of hybrid option of eastern Gardiner”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Suspect photo released after woman sexually assaulted at bus stop in east end”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “IO and Metrolinx select Crosslinx for Eglinton LRT”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “A sense of civic failure hangs over Gardiner decision”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “The unstoppable Jennifer Keesmaat: How the Gardiner debate revealed the rift between John Tory and the chief planner”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Door-to-door transit pilot project showing promise”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Burlington Transit union continues contract talks with city”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “5 facts about the future Caledonia GO Station”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “City nees to ‘forge ahead’ with Waterfront LRT, regardless of Gardiner outcome: Colle”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column: TOinTRANSIT: Empty seats mark launch of UP Express line from Union to Pearson”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Artists Mahmood Popal will lead community to create Weston GO Station mural”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “GARDINER: Hybrid option wins council endorsement”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com editorial, “Improved transportation should be a Pan Am legacy”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Suspect sought after woman sexually assaulted at Kingston and Scarborough roads bus stop”, here.
  • MacRumors post, “Apple Maps Transit Directions Work Across Much of Southern Ontario”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Mayor John Tory trades credibility for concrete with Gardiner decision”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Seniors will ride MiWay for $1 in six-month pilot project”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Early budget numbers looking at 5.2 percent increase on municipal portion of property tax bill next year”, here.
  • National Post article, “Union Pearson Express design team tips its hat to the golden age of rail”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toronto city council votes 24-21 to approve ‘hybrid’ option for elevated Gardiner Expressway”, here.
  • National Post article, “With new plan approved, work on the Gardiner can start promptly - in 2019 (but probably won’t)”, here.
  • National Post editorial, “Tory gets it right on the Gardiner”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Toronto’s dysfunctional council will ensure Gardiner Expressway debate continues”, here.
  • National Post article, “Rob Ford makes first council appearance since surgery: ‘You can’t respect the mayor’”, here.
  • NOW article, “John Tory: highway star”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Man accused of touching woman on GO turns himself in”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “Tory-led city council continues Toronto’s tragic transit farce”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “Metrolinx selects Crosslinx as preferred proponent for Canada’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Thank you GO Transit / Metrolinx. For listening to us (updated)”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “These should be at every station (edited) Turns out GO is rolling them out system-wide”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Who’s not been serving us lately? Part 8”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Skytrain delays make national news - GO train delays go unnoticed”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I have asked how these headrests accommodate tall torso passengers”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Did you get complimentary tickets for UP Express? Here’s what you can expect, courtesy of my roving reporter”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “How’s that tunnel construction coming along at Eglinton GO? My weekend roving reporter checks in”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Clarkson GO parking donkey doesn’t like lines. Same car, different neighbours. Can someone tell me why?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Why are benches not a priority for GO Transit’s first-class passengers?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Redneck electronicks - never be without juice again”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Eglinton to be closed at night from Brentcliffe to Leslie”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Toronto To Propose Peak-Hour Extensions on Queen, Dundas, College / Carlton”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Joint Metrolinx, City, TTC Consultation on Transit Studies (Updated June 12, 2015)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Gardiner, SmartTrack and the Scarborough Subway”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting Wrapup, May 27, 2015”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Editorial: The Evidence Is In - John Tory Is The Mayor of the Status Quo”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “‘The price is a bit high, but it’s worth it for the peace of mind’: why people are willing to pay $27.50 to ride the UP Express”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Reasons to Love Toronto Now: Because the New Union Station Was Worth the Wait”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Gardiner East will be a hybrid solution, council votes”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Council shows reason in Gardiner debate, just not enough”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Pan Am gridlock is worth enduring”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Mayors want feds’ attention”, here.
  • editorial, “Pan Am athletes ready. Are we?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “We pay for Pan Am fast lane”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory wins Gardiner vote, barely”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford takes shot at successor Tory”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “New video: UP Express puts communities in peril”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Next Round of Relief Line Public Consultations Coming”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Preferred Consortium Announced to Construct Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “New York Times boosts Union Pearson Express”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “Has the city buried an underground solution for the Gardiner?”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “Revitalized Queens Quay gets final touches”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe