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In the news: Friday, December 11, 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, “Who’s Got The Wheel?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC considers peak and off-peak fares”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “5 TTC subway stations getting major upgrades in 2016”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New study says Toronto has the worst traffic in Canada”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Toronto makes a pitch for rejected HMLRT cash”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “$650K plan to restore Mimico train station off the rails, community group says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “‘Downtown freeloader’ raccoon catches ride on GO train”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Davenport bridge: Build it now or reconsider project?”, here.
  • CP24 report, “‘Rocky’ the raccoon rides with morning commuters on GO train”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Raccoon hops GO train to Aldershot”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Raccoon rides GO Train and gets its own coach”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC mulls single cash fare, rush-hour pricing in sweeping policy changes”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Toronto city hall should stop gumming up GO Transit project”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto council votes for Davenport overpass to be a $626 million tunnel, instead of a bridge”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Rendering of Davenport bridge by grassroots group shows its unattractive side”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com editorial, “Toronto Mayor John Tory’s property tax levy first step in responsible financial planning”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THECITY: Mayor Tory has defied early expectations in governing a complex Toronto”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Artistic overhaul coming to five TTC subway stations”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto needs to look to the private sector to build transit, says Tory”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto Raccoon banished to the ‘burbs on westbound GO train”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “City of Mississauga approves budget with tax hike of 4.9 per cent”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “If Uber is driven out of town, let’s hope the spirit of innovation doesn’t follow”, here.
  • National Post article, “‘I banished that raccoon. He knows why’. This stowaway was found on a GO Train - and things got weird”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Bus goes off road”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Proposes New Fare Rules for Presto Roll Out”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Greenbelt report maps out Toronto’s growth”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC to hike fares in 2016”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Raccoon takes the GO train”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto council doesn’t want Davenport rail bridge”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Jane-Finch on track to get more than basic transit garage”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “While GTA crawls ahead, Waterloo Region leads the way on light rail”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Meet the Brampton commuter behind Waterloo’s LRT project”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto suffers worse ‘traffic stretch’ in Canada”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC Wi-Fi users need Twitter accounts this month”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga’s new water levy boosts city tax hike to 11%”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Time to curb sprawl, urges Crombie”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Davenport rail overpass will be built despite city’s pleas: Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Toronto asks for Brampton transit cash”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC engaging in fare play”, here.
  • Toronto Sun report, “‘Freeloading’ raccoon hitches ride on GO train”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Death by a thousand reports”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Make the urgent and necessary accessibility improvements of ‘conventional’ TTC services now”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Viva’s Davis Drive rapidway now open in Newmarket”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Could Expropriate for York-Bay-Yonge Ramp Replacement”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Province Receives Panel Report on Greenbelt and Smart Growth”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “RDH architects [nab] two national Architects Awards of Excellence for GTA projects”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com report, “York Region may raise taxes for transit, affordable housing, beginning in 2017”, here.
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