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In the news, Tuesday, September 22, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Oct. 27 date set for LRT showdown”, here
  • Brampton Guardian editorial, “Bringing the LRT discussion to a head”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Conflict charges leveled at city councillors in LRT facilitator vote”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton mayor calls for referendum on LRT debate”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian column, “Is a referendum really viable on LRT?”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Council hires facilitator for ongoing LRT debate”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Pedestrian hit by GO train in Brampton Tuesday evening”, here.
  • Canadian Jewish News article, “When Jews helped win Sunday streetcars in Toronto”, here.
  • Canadian Manufacturing article, “Finch LRT in the works as Ontario government kicks off procurement process”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Huffington Post Canada website), “Trudeau Takes Infrastructure Pitch to Richmond Hill Battleground”, here.
  • CanIndia News article, “Brampton remains divided over routing LRT”, here
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Completion of Hwy. 401 bridge in Pickering delayed”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tolls on Toronto expressways could ease congestion: report”, here
  • Globe and Mail article, “Rerouting the Gardiner: How Toronto has been down this road before”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Time running out for Brampton to make decision on new transit line”, here.
  • Globe and Mail editorial, “Yes, Canadian drivers, you should have to pay road tolls”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Why Toronto drivers deserve the rest of Canada’s sympathy”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “‘Missing Link’ transit enhancements in Milton come with hefty price tag”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Milton’s radial railway museum stirs up memories”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “City report eyes tolls on Gardiner, Don Valley Parkway to fund transit expansion”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit receives mostly positive feedback from riders”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transit advocates hope to bring new GO Transit station to Mr. Christie lands in South Etobicoke”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, ” TOinTRANSIT: City report recommends 41 kilometres of new bike lanes, including along Bloor Street”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: September signals service upgrades for the TTC”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Green 13 proposes unique way to fund transit and cut back on greenhouse gases”, here.
  • International Railway Journal article, “Alstom wins Toronto train control contract”, here
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC driver’s book shares sometimes scary stories from behind the wheel”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto Junction residents fed up with lack of transparency from Metrolinx”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “UPX ridership drops by 23 per cent”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “What could Justin Trudeau’s $20 billion transit pledge do for Toronto?”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Road tolls needed to ease congestion in Toronto, says expert”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC’s new safety campaign elicits cries of ‘pedestrian-blaming’ from critics”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Tolling the Gardiner and DVP will help solve two of Toronto’s biggest challenges”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Proposed railway bypass would take freight trains off commuter tracks, opening lines for more GO service”, here.
  • National Post article, “TIFF it ain’t: Toronto Urban Film Festival brings short films to transit users, whether they realize it or not”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “It’s time to raise the gas tax”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “Toronto suburb supports freight bypass to expand transit services”, here.
  • Railway Gazette article, “Metrolinx orders computer-based integrated control system”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures article, “Toronto area’s ‘missing link’ rail bypass proposal moves forward”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures article, “Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario issue RFQ for Finch West light-rail project”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures article, “Weston GO Station utilizes ballast mats for vibration protection”, here.
  • Real Estate News Xchange article, “Walking distance to rapid transit = higher rent”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Councillor calls for all the facts ahead of delayed transit reports”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Pick your poison: Which way would you like the TTC to raise prices?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Finch LRT contractor sought”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Spadina subway delays dog otherwise ‘triumphant’ TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Streetcars are our neglected stars”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “NDP pledges $12.9 billion to Toronto region transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Council plus TTC equals LRT, BRT, SRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Old subway information signs provide nothing but clutter: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Are we getting straight talk from city staff?”, here
  • Toronto Star column, “How the ‘independent’ report lost its mojo”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton mayor may seek referendum on LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Getting around means more than just driving”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Welcome HOT lanes to Ontario”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Meet Steve Buckley, who’s planning Toronto’s driverless-car future”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “No charges after Toronto police fatally shoot man”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Andy Byford and Brad Ross don tuxes to explain King Street closures during TIFF”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Motorcyclist dies after collision with streetcar”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GTA officials offer wise words for back to school”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Local woman glad to join vandalism campaign against cosmetic surgery ads”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC heading from $95M budget shortfall”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Is a 25-cent TTC fare hike in the future?”, here.
  • Toronto Sunarticle, “Suspicious package snarls GO Transit commute”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Fake bomb on GO tracks was made from cardboard”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “100-year-old train station time capsule opened”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “City’s response to small crisis too often creates a bigger one”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Lower cab fares in Toronto: Beck Taxi”, here.
  • U of T News article, “Taking a public look at Toronto transit”, here.
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