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In the news: Tuesday, June 23, 2015



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues.

  • 680 All News Radio report, “PM Harper pledges $2.6 billion in federal funding for SmartTrack”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Mayor says LRT line should go straight through Brampton”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Crucial Brampton LRT vote likely will be delayed”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from Huffington Post Canada), “”Toronto’s SmartTrack to receive Up to $2.6 Billion From Feds”, here.
  • CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo report, “Waterloo startup RideCo brings relief to Milton commuters”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC to eliminate tokens, ticket collectors for Presto cards”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC heads meeting with Bombardier over streetcar delivery delays”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC to improve service to 10 minutes or less on dozens of routes”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Stephen Harper promises funding for Toronto’s SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Free transit announced for Pan Am Games ticket holders”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Watch sparks fly as downed wires hit TTC streetcar”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Wind Mobile to offer cellular service in Toronto’s TTC subway system”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC phasing out tickets, tokens, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC to meet with Bombardier about delayed new streetcar rollout”, here. CleanTechnica post, “Toronto Announces Continual “10-Minute-or-Better” Transit Service”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tickets, tokens to become obsolete in 2017: TTC”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC CEO and chair to put pressure on Bombardier officials over late streetcars”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC unveils 10-minutes-or-better service on 52 routes”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Harper announces $2.6 billion in funding for SmartTrack”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC bus collides with cube van on ramp from Hwy. 427”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Wind Mobile inks exclusive contract to provide cell-phone service to subway stations”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC phasing out tickets, tokens, in favour of Presto cards”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC to meet with Bombardier over streetcar production delays”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC vows 10-minutes-or-better service on 52 routes”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Prime Minister Harper announces $2.6 billion in funding for SmartTrack”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Cellular service now available underground on the TTC”, here.
  • Financial Post column, “Good cholesterol is when governments spend. Bad cholesterol is when you do”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Harper announces $2.6 billion in funding for SmartTrack”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Cellphone service introduces underground on TTC for WIND customers”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC to fully switch to Presto cards, will stop accepting tokens in 2017”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC doubts Bombardier will meet revised order schedule”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “PM Harper pledges $2.6-billion to Toronto’s SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ontario, Ottawa at odds over Scarborough subway funding”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Canada must do more to keep cities moving, executives say”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Queens Quay revealed: Why the waterfront redesign is thoughtful, modern urbanism at its best”, here.
  • The IFP ([Georgetown] Independent Free Press) article, “Beep Beep Motorcade was honking fun”, here.
  • The IFP ([Georgetown] Independent Free Press) article, “Region seeks input into Trafalgar Road changes in Georgetown”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Burlington’s Aldershot GO station ‘at capacity’: New parking being added”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: TTC makes 10-minute or better service promise during off-peak hours”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC staff highly doubtful Bombardier will meet new streetcar demand: report”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Harper announces $2.6 billion for SmartTrack transit plan”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “WIND Mobile customers get the upper hand when it comes to using their phones on the TTC”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THE CITY: Tory’s respect for Toronto lessens impact of rookie mistakes”, here.
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