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In the news: Wednesday, June 24, 2015



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC upgrading some streetcars, crushing others”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto’s waterfront about 20 per cent complete: CEO”, here.
  • Metro Toronto ‘s Your Ride: Toronto post, “Upcoming federal election threatens to derail Toronto transit… again”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Metro Q&A: Finance Minister Joe Oliver talks money for Toronto transit”, here.
  • Mississauga News report, “Ride public transit for free with Pan Am Games tickets”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC tokens going away as Toronto says hello to the new Presto smart fare cards”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC vows shorter wait times with new 10-minutes-or-better standard for bus, streetcar routes”, here.
  • National Post article, “Stephen Harper announces $2.6 billion in funding for John Tory’s SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • National Post article, “Relief coming for TTC riders on overcrowded Yonge line, but it might not last: Metrolinx report”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “John Tory’s honeymoon may be over, but critics too quick to blame too much on the mayor”, here.
  • NOW article, “Aboard the UP Express”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “City set to pass first Transportation Master Plan”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “Toronto unveils ‘10-minute or better’ transit service plan”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “Canadian government unveils Public Transit Fund Details”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “Gardiner Expressway debate exposes disarray at Toronto City Hall”, here.
  • Railway Age article, “Toronto’s train to the plane”, here.
  • Railway Gazette article, “Federal funding for Toronto RER”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Presto card: TTC to eliminate tickets and tokens by 2017”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Success! 28 Bayview bus to run 7 days a week in 2015”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “TTC Pledges Better Service on Street Routes”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Harper to Provide $2.6 Billion Towards SmartTrack Funding “, here.
  • TBNewsWatch.com post, “Bombardier at risk of losing future TTC contracts”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Wind Mobile: The TTC’s first mobile carrier”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post,
  • Toronto Star article, “Tokens give way to PRESTO starting next year on TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC looks at its options to put the heat on Bombardier for late streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier working to fix streetcar lag: TTC boss”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC announces 10-minute or better service network”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Hazards for TTC bus drivers include knives and fruit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton LRT battle begins”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Do transit planners really want to hear community objections?”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “On the dumb track to never-never land”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Federal SmartTrack money is a big win for Mayor John Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Should Pearson be the Union Station of the west GTA?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The Leader: Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Why is John Tory playing to Rob Ford’s base?”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “New Queens Quay a redesign for everyone”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Don’t let anti-poverty study gather dust”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Presto! TTC says tokens will disappear in 2017”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC vows 10-minutes-or-better on dozens of routes”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Harper pledges $2.6B for Tory’s SmartTrack”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “What’s next for SmartTrack?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Capital crimes at City Hall”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “GO Transit weekend train service on Barrie line returns June 27”, here.
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