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In the news: Friday, July 17, 2015

Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

  • Chicago Curbed post, How a Former MTA Official Sold Confidential CTA Information to Toronto”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Brampton puts off decision on $386-million light rail project”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Should Toronto’s Pan Am HOV lanes be here to stay?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tories say they’ve approved majority of Ontario’s infrastructure requests”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tories skip Ontario’s infrastructure wish list, fund university expansion”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Federal infrastructure funds spending favoured Conservative ridings”, here.
  • IFP ([Georgetown] Independent Free Press) article, “Communications lines open on Metrolinx’ third-track project in Georgetown”, here.
  • article, “UP Express’ random bell ringing keeping residents up at night”, here.
  • column, “TOINTRANSIT: Bike Share Toronto bounces back from money woes with expansion plan”, here.
  • article, “Toronto Council asking Metrolinx to delay environmental assessment for proposed overpass”, here.
  • King Weekly Sentinel article, “New GO parking lot deal finalized”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Say goodbye to human voices on the TTC”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto developer spoofs TTC’s ‘pretty terrible’ new app”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Your Ride: Toronto post, “When legislating start-ups we can’t let the Ubers of the world make the rules”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Toronto’s LRT mistakes could be Brampton’s lessons”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Hey Pan-Am pessimists: Look what Toronto got!”, here.
  • Mobile Payments Today post, “Mobile ticketing comes to Toronto’s transit system”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “The Toronto Transit Commission’s e-ticketing app is now available to download”, here.
  • National Post article, “Pan Am Games stretch far beyond the city: A journey from Toronto to Welland, home to canoe/kayak events”, here.
  • National Post article, “First, let me take a selfie: Metrolinx ‘graffiti bandits’ arrested while taking photos of themselves and tagged trains”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games media transportation issues may be minor, but worth learning from in case of an Olympic bid”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, ‘Suspicious package found at Spadina Station”, here.
  • Ottawa Citizen column, “Toronto’s real Pan Am problem”, here.
  • Post City article, “No such thing as a free ride when it comes to York Region Transit”, here..
  • TB News Watch post, “Bombardier hiring a dozen new people every week to fill streetcar orders”, here.
  • TechVibes post, “Wind Mobile Expands Wireless Service in TTC Subway Stations”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Due diligence for waterfront revitalization”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Vote that reopened Scarborough subway ‘mess’ broke council rules”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Testing the Pan Am commute: Where id everybody go?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Few TTC riders step up to pay more to take GO”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “The Pan Am transit fine print: UP Express not included”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC court advocate program lauded by transit association”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton council delays historic LRT vote”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Raise gas tax and add road tolls, expert tells Ontario”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Testing the Pan Am commute: Where did everybody go?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Empty UP Express trains should be carrying commuters, riders group says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “UPX bells a whole new nuisance along the tracks”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ad firm given $4.5 million for UP Express branding”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Dancers, musicians to ‘surprise’ TTC riders during Pan Am Games”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Think you can beat Pan Am traffic?”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Toronto’s Pan Am Games already a success”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Extra traction for Bike Share Toronto is welcome”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Pair busted mid-selfie vandalizing trains”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Union Pearson Express meeting ridership goals: Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC came through for her — honest”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “UberPOOL available in Toronto during Pan Am Games”, here.
  • Varsity article, “Hey PRESTO”, here
  • article, “Newmarket, Aurora residents raise concerns about GO improvements”, here.
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