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In the news: Saturday, November 7, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “The Divine Right to Drive”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC moves a step closer to opening earlier on Sundays”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Reversing escalators and TTC crowd control tactics”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC subway closures for 2015”, here.
  • Canadian Business article, “Mayor John Tory on how to improve Toronto’s connectivity”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian editorial, “Shortsighted decision by council”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian commentary, “Rejecting change stymies Brampton forever”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Lost LRT vote spills over to downtown revitalization debate”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Bill Davis will stick with university panel, despite LRT clash with mayor”, here.
  • Caledon Enterprise commentary, “We’re seldom ahead of the need”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Financial Post website), “Hydro One makes debut on the Toronto stock exchange in biggest IPO in 15 years”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Put a price on traffic congestion to help fund roads and transit: study” (from the Global News Toronto website, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Self-driving cars will push us to rethink how we build cities, say planners” (from the Globe and Mail website), here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “‘Extremely dangerous’ bus stunk riles York Regional Transit”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto article, “Goat on the GO! Turbo rides the train to Royal Winter Fair”, here.
  • CHCH News report, “Burlington war veteran finds a new way to serve”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Mayor, TTC chair on board for earlier Sunday subway service”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Trending: Search on for bus bumper-riding stuntman in Markham”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Greyhound passengers stranded overnight as buses oversold”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Freeze on cost of Metropasses proposed as TTC gets set to debate fare hikes”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Mayor, TTC chair call for earlier Sunday subway start time”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Turbo the Goat takes public transit to the Royal Winter Fair”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Police arrest in daytime sex assault at Langstaff GO Station”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Communication key building block for transit P3s: panel”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “First Gulf offers direct bus service, easy access to new Oakville building”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “UOIT, Durham College and Trent Oshawa students facing 25 percent bus pass hike”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Oshawa woman seriously hurt in collision with GO bus”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Tory, Colle push for increased TTC service on Sundays”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Video captures man clinging onto back of moving bus in Markham, Ont.”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “John Tory eyes earlier start to TTC subway services on Sundays”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “How traffic gridlock stalls business”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Toronto’s poverty plan has its heart in the right place”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “VIA Rail CEO Argues Against High-Speed Rail, Wants Dedicated Toronto - Montreal Passenger Track”, here.
  • insauga.com post, “Brampton Turns Down Free Money for the LRT”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Burlington veteran back at GO station, singing and selling poppies”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Metrolinx CEO talks transit initiatives at Milton Chamber breakfast”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Davenport residents join together to protest bridge and support tunnel from Bloor to Davenport”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Overpass through Davenport is postponed again”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOINTRANSIT: City to release opinion on Metrolinx’s Davenport Diamond overpass proposal”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Love in the Air book tells the story of love, war and life as a TTC employee during the Second World War”, here.
  • Medium article, “MiWay and UTMSU to collect transit survey”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Peel cops take to railway crossings one week after fatal GO Train crash”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “McCallion throws down challenge to SIOR members”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Mayor asks TTC to start service an hour early on Sundays”, here.
  • Railway Gazette article, “C$9.1bn Eglinton Crosstown light rail contract signed”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “Crosslinx signs C$9.1B contract to build Toronto’s Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures article, “Brampton City Council rejects LRT planned through downtown”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Part 6 of an installment, exclusive to This Crazy Train, ‘Meet the Deckers’”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I wonder how many people bought his story?”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “No LRT rider could daydream past Cow Bell Station”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Enter our draw to go on Lower Bay Station photo tour”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Budget Meeting: November 9, 2015”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Operation Lifesaver launches in Peel Region”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Sufferin’ on the Dufferin”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Mayor Requests Earlier TTC Service on Sundays”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “What You Need to Know About Toronto’s Official Plan”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC to sue Bombardier for delayed streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Regular weekend TTC closures leave riders frustrated”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Take a pass on raising transit fares”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor urges TTC to open earlier on Sundays”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC chair puts Metropass price freeze on the table”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “$9.1B Crosstown LRT mega-contract comes in under estimates”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “When comparing with London’s transit, Torontonians might want to mind the gap”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “London’s other railway holds many lessons for Toronto, Mayor John Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga council fears poor people will be pushed away from LRT route”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton should not count on LRT funding, says minister”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “What Toronto can expect as Albertan takes on the waterfront file”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Deadly pipe a feature of new sidewalk and Queen and Leslie: Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Study takes hard look at ‘well-being’ of Vaughan”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto anti-poverty plan reaches final hurdle”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “New approach to speeding up traffic”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Dashcam catches man hanging off back of bus”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘The singing veteran’ delights commuters”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Woman tackled, sexually assaulted at Langstaff GO Station”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Just say no to Bombardier bailout”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Still time to stop Hydro One sell-off: Horwath”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Keep transit public in the age of Justin Trudeau”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Stop dividing transit riders, stop raising fares, and fund transit fairly”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Stand up for transit on November 23!”, here.
  • U of T News article, “Addressing income and wealth inequality at the local level”, here.
  • U of T News article, “Just how bad is your commute?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “New videos offer close look at Crosstown LRT line, stations”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC releases time lapse of York University Station concrete pour”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Crosslinx Signs Contract for Eglinton Crosstown Delivery”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Vets, family members can ride GO for free, Nov. 11”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Woman violently attacked outside GO station in Richmond Hill”, here.
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