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In the news: Saturday, July 25, 2015



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “TTC hit by $4 million benefits fraud”, here.
  • AZO Build post, “Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership Reaches Financial Close on Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Project”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Keele subway construction”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the CP 24 website), “”Toll lanes could eventually replace temporary HOV lanes: Wynne”, here.
  • CBC News report, “Commuting apps, technology take on urban traffic”, here.
  • CBC News Edmonton report, “GO Transit saves the day for two lost Pan Am fans”, here.
  • CBC News Hamilton report, “Pan Am HOV lane restrictions will change”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Leslie Street streetcar construction hits another roadblock”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Too many projects get funding from city council, too few get funding: Deputy mayor”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Mayor John Tory talks transit with NDP”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man stabbed while boarding TTC bus in East York”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “3 arrested in alleged TTC benefits scam”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Suspect sought following sex assault at Dundas and Jarvis”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Botched Leslie streetcar track project won’t be done until August”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Consortium including SNC Lavalin, Aecon to build Eglinton Crosstown”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory meets with NDP MPs, says he’s satisfied party would found SmartTrack”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Toll lanes could eventually replace temporary HOV lanes: Wynne”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man stabbed while boarding TTC bus in the city’s east end, here.
  • CP24 report, “Owner of orthotics business and two others arrested in TTC benefits scheme”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Man stabbed while boarding TTC bus”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Bay and King no more? Heart of Toronto’s financial district moves south to Union Station, study says”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Leslie streetcar track installation hit with delays yet again”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “It is worth it to shut down King Street for TIFF again?”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Three arrested in alleged TTC insurance benefits scam”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Pan Am transportation’s main objective: Keep people moving”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Some temporary HOV lanes for Pan Am Games could become toll lanes, Wynne says”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Opening of TTC’s Leslie Barns storage facility delayed again”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Mayor John Tory ‘satisfied’ with federal NDP’s transit funding plan”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC union calls for full investigation into fraud claims”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Owner of Healthy Fit and two employees charged with fraud involving TTC employees”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Young man stabbed while boarding bus near Victoria Park and Crescent Town”, here.
  • Maclean’s article, “Tories on big-city transit: Buy support now, pay later”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Why is Hamilton’s bike-sharing scheme more popular than Toronto’s?”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Ride-sharing apps could finally be carpooling’s coming of age”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga not worried about Brampton debate derailing LRT”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Business owner charged in alleged TTC fraud”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Time for Torontonians and their governments to get serious about streetcars”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC employees allegedly teamed up with orthotics shop to bilk benefits plan, police say”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “NDP pledges cash for Toronto transit”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Financial closure reached on Eglinton Crosstown LRT project”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures article, “Crosslinx Rapid Transit Solutions awarded contract for Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Ricochet.com post, “The Toronto Uber Controversy: The Real Issues”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “3 charged in TTC insurance scam”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Man Wanted After Sexually Assaulting Woman at TTC Stop”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory, Wynne dig in on Scarborough subway, despite money, ridership concerns”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Looks to me like the subway game was rigged”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Jennifer Keesmaat weighs in on transit debate”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC’s Leslie tracks off the rails again”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Union Pearson Express puts the brakes on bikes”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC previews new plans for TIFF King St. closure”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “NDP leader Thomas Mulcair tries to win over Ontario”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory satisfied with federal NDP SmartTrack pledge”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “UPX should let us all ride the rails in style”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The Fixer: ‘Bus knuckle’ packs a punch for bikes”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Everything is shared except a rational perspective”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Don’t give the rich their own traffic lane”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Tunnel vision in Scarborough”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC eyes alternate plan for King streetcar during TIFF opening weekend”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC insurance benefits [plan] bilked of $4M”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com commentary, “Two transit projects will move us forward”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “New York Region Transit / Viva facility represents boost to quality of life: politicians”, here.
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