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In the news: Saturday, August 8, 2015

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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Transit and infastructure cash make mayors’ federal wish lists”, here.
  • CanIndia article, “City seeks outside help to decide LRT path”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Leslie Street reopening after extensive construction”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO’s Bay Street Concourse to close for redevelopment”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man flashed knife in attempted TTC subway robbery: police”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Leslie Street finally set to reopen after numerous construction delays”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Majority want relief line built ahead of Scarborough subway”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Computer failure causes major GO train delays”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Majority of Torontonians support 2024 Olympic bid, Wynne’s pension proposal, poll says”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Leslie Street to re-open… after numerous delays”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Union - Pearson Express is too expensive: poll”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Suspect sought after attempted daytime robbery on TTC train”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “CN computer failure causes delays on GO trains”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Majority disapprove of turning HOV lanes into toll lanes: poll”, here.
  • article, “Train track underpasses slated for Galloway, Morningside and Scarborough Golf Club”, here.
  • Metro Toronto report, “Metrolinx looking for partners to operate retail or restaurants in GO stations”, here.
  • National Post article, “Brace yourselves: Torontonians are on board with something and it’s the Olympics: poll”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Leslie Street reopens… after lengthy construction”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Will Metrolinx be holding a gala for Bay Concourse closing?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “As we prepare to say goodbye to GO’s Bay Concourse, let’s look back. (It’s a short read)”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “D-DAY is August 17 — Pretty sure your Monday will be AWESOME - Operation MAMPTYS”“, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Pretty sure this is English… Sadly, not many are reading it”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Presented without comment”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Dead rail lines, lost streets and other Toronto oddities”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Blue Night Service Expansion 2015”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Service Analysis of 502/503 Downtowner/Kingston Rd Tripper: 2013 to 2015”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Portion of Leslie Street Re-Opening…”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Union Station’s Bay Street Concourse to Close Mid-August”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Troublemaker: why chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat may be just what Toronto needs right now”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Wavering public support puts cracks in political subway deal”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Many want another look at Scarborough subway: poll”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough subway debate suffers from lack of facts, community groups say”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO to boost train service on Kitchener, Stouffville lines”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO gives city more time to consider giant rail bridge”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO’s old customer area to close in Union Station Aug. 16”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “On transit, Torontonians may be smarter than their politicians”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC to open subway early this Sunday”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Remade Front Street a road to enlightenment”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Bring on the Olympics”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “GO’s Union Station Bay St. concourse closes Aug. 16”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC approves outside review of execs’ bonuses”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory refuses to endorse a federal leader”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Federal election: What they did, what they promise”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Union Station Bay Concourse Closing for Two Years on August 16th”, here.
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