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In the news: Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Brampton Guardian article, “September decision on Brampton LRT unlikely”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton adds 14 new off-peak train trips”, here.
  • Caledon Enterprise column, “Parnaby Talks: What to expect as summer winds down”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Toronto Star website), “Trudeau says Liberals would run modest deficits to kickstart economy”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC Chair pushes transit funding as an election issue”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “More GO trains, buses between Brampton and Toronto”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC employee ‘Bus Driver Al’ charged with sexual assault involving 15-year-old”, here.
  • CP24 report, “High occupancy toll lanes won’t take over existing open highway lanes, Del Duca says”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Mayor Tory welcomes Trudeau’s promise of billions in new infrastructure spending”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Toronto man gets free Metropass for a year for being TTC’s 30 billionth rider”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC operator accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old that he met on his streetcar”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “PHOTO: Crosstown Construction”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “GO Transit adds train trips in Brampton, bolsters bus service to Pearson”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “‘Enough excuses, we need streetcars’: TTC chair to Bombardier”“, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC welcomes 30 billionth customer at Davisville Station”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Liberals promise $10-billion yearly deficits to kick-start economy”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Three questions to ask about Liberals’ deficit promise”, here.
  • article, “Weston GO train riders to benefit from additional trips”, here.
  • article, “Metrolinx to delay environmental assessment for proposed Davenport Diamond rail bridge until November”, here.
  • column, “TOinTRANSIT: After 94 years, TTC marks 30 billion transit trips”, here.
  • article, “Mayor John Tory says all three federal leaders now promise funding for SmartTrack transit plan”, here.
  • article, “Woman sexually attacked while waiting for TTC bus”, here.
  • article, “TUFF to screen on TTC subway station platforms for what could be the last time”, here.
  • article, “Party positions on infrastructure projects”, here.
  • article, “Harper swings hammer at Liberal building plan”, here.
  • column, “THE CITY: Reflection on jets and Billy Bishop Airport”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto council set to approve downtown East Bayfront LRT stop”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Google recommends taking the Union-Pearson Express, omits price tag”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Metrolinx CEO weighs in on LRT project”, here.
  • National Post article, “How Union Station went from ‘transportation tomb’ to destination. And, yes, you can get a beer (for now)”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC driver accused of luring and sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl on streetcar”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Mayor responds to Trudeau’s infrastructure promise”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC streetcar operator charged with sexual assault”, here.
  • NOW article, “Train wreck: Why Toronto doesn’t get the transit it deserves”, here.
  • NOW article, “Other times we’ve build the wrong kind of transit”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “New train station on the way”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Metrolinx Adds Train Trips For Brampton”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Tory Welcomes Trudeau’s Infrastructure Plan”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “TTC Operator Charged With Sexually Assaulting 15 Year Old”“, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC service gets a big boost after Labour Day”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Fear of the car-driving rabble holds us back from real solutions”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Pearson train frequencies slowed for maintenance”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Business groups press federal parties to spend on infrastructure”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Pedestrian crossing button needs a permanent home: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “McGill student creates TTC ringtones for commuters”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Police charge TTC operator with sexual assault”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Province warming to HOT lanes”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Trudeau would run deficits to double infrastructure spending”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory welcomes Trudeau’s vow to spend billions on infrastructure”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC marks 30 billionth rider”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “London Underground delays plans for 24 hour service”, here.
  • editorial, “Yeah, thanks for the notice, politicians”, here.
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