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In the news: Tuesday, December 8, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Osgoode subway station getting major facelift”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “High occupancy toll lanes coming to Toronto”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the CTV News Toronto website), “Oshawa man charged after crash involving bus”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Free Wi-Fi comes to 4 more TTC subway stations”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man in custody after knifepoint robbery in Wellesley Street bus platform”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Muslim woman sworn at, told to go back to her country on TTC bus”, here.
  • CHCH News report, “TTC stabbing”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Video surfaces of violent assault on Mississauga public bus”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Wi-Fi added to four more TTC stations on Bloor - Danforth line”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Wi-Fi now available at 4 more Toronto subway stations”, here.
  • CTV News Torontoreport, “Man injured in attack at Sherbourne station”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Man in custody after knifepoint robbery at Wellesley Station”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Ontario targets gas tax, Hydro sell-off revenues for infrastructure”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Coffee Fairies serve up coffee in a unique way at Durham GO Stations”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Wi-Fi service available on four more TTC subway stations”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC allowing data collection of riders at subway stations”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Tory brings environmentally progressive ideas back from Paris climate summit”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “GO Transit gets green light to boost fares early next year”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Five lessons Toronto could learn from New York’s transportation shift”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto column, “New taxes for transit better mean improved transit planning”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Video surfaces of Mississauga transit assault, 15-year-old girl charged”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “Suretap and EnStream bring smartphone transit ticketing closer to reality”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “GTA transit riders can now top up their Presto Cards with Apple Pay”, here.
  • National Post editorial, “Conservatives need to be realistic about taxes”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toll lanes are coming to Ontario in 2016, but that’s all we know so far”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Fares ‘GO-ing’ up”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Man attacked at Sherbourne station”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “Toronto city budget winds are shifting”, here.
  • Rebel post, “Reviewing Mayor John Tory’s first flip-flopping year”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Revenue Tools: The Force Awakens”, here.
  • Spoked Blog post, “U of T experts on why Tory’s tax plan is not enough”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes, Effective January 3, 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC surface route statistics 2011-2014”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 commentary, “Ontario’s HOT lanes revealed!”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Province Announces HOT Lane Pilot Project”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Liberals’ throne speech pledges middle-class tax cut, infrastructure investment”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Last Orion V bus goes out of service in style”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “All aboard! Six classic TTC commercials”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Wi-fi arrives at 4 more TTC subway stations”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Road tolls could be timed to transit expansion, think tank says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory’s tax levy may be just the start”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toll lanes coming to the QEW”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Growth pains will worsen if we don’t tighten the greenbelt”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘The bridge is not a great idea’: City staff recommends opposing Davenport overpass”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘Minimize’ impact of Davenport rail overpass: councillor”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “GO Transit eyes fare hike to fund $13.5B plan”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Mayor’s ‘Tory Tax’ just another money grab”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘Levy’ doesn’t break election promise, Mayor John Tory insists”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Highway tolls are a good thing”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Crosstown LRT Station Names To Be Finalized in the New Year”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “Public art project at new Finch West subway station featured at IIDEX conference”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com editorial, “Rapidway just the start of Davis Drive transformation”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Councillor unhappy with YRT service”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
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