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In the news: Thursday, July 2, 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, “We Need to Have That Car Talk”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Front Street reborn as Union Station plaza reopens to the public”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto commuters get all fired up by HOV lanes”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Ontario transport minister weighs in on Brampton LRT debate”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton LRT debate takes a nasty turn”, here.
  • Canadian Architect article, “Toronto’s Queens Quay opens after three-year revitalization period”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Will the Pan Am Games HOV reserved lanes make more people carpool?”, here.
  • CP24 report, “New, high-tech info screens installed at City Hall as part of pilot project”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Hamilton GO station will be ready for Pan Am Games, promises Metrolinx”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Clarington wants GO train chugging down the tracks”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “HOV horror: One long, frustrating drive on the road to Pan Am Hell”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “All aboard GO Transit for Day 2 of the Pan Am Games travel nightmare”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “A Marketer’s Indictment of Toronto’s Airport Express Train”, here.
  • Independent article, “Rail links between airports and city centres: There is room for improvement”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Tory calls on TTC to start subway service much earlier on Sunday morningss”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Why TTC workers manually switch directions of streetcar tracks”, here
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “John Tory’s SmartTrack: A relief line that doesn’t provide much relief”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Urban Compass Toronto post, “Stop complaining about Waterfront Toronto and enjoy Queens Quay”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “A Little Rant About Transit Fares”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Flirtation with Fare by Distance”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC 2016 Budget Intro: Part 1 - Ridership Forecasts and Service Planning”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC 2016 Budget Intro: Part 2 - Capital Budget”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Vanishing Relevance of SmartTrack”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The State of TTC Track Switches (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Toronto Polls Residents on Transportation Issues”, here.
  • TechVibes post, “10 Essential Mobile Apps for Toronto Commuters”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Contention grows around LRT route in Brampton”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Pipeline activists stage ‘die-in’ at Line 9 site above Finch Station”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Sign changes aim to clean up Queens Quay traffic confusion”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Waterfront Toronto shows we can get it right”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Rider refunds for bad TTC service ‘complicated’: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “New digital signs unveiled at City Hall”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Cars are built for people”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Here’s the best way to make the TTC more affordable to those who need it most”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: PCC Streetcar”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Restored Clock Unveiled as Symbol of Union Station’s New Era”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Transit in York Region: Where is it taking us and when will we get there?”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Councillors applaud next step to get subway to Richmond Hill back on track”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Here are ‘smart’ commute options”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “It’ll be a slow go for Vaughan commuters at Jane St. - Hwy. 7 area”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Old Queensville Radial Line station getting a facelift”, here.
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