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Christmas, Friday, December 25, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “TTC bus veers into left lane, strikes car, then drives away”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Dog stuck on subway may have gotten in by hole near TTC gate, owner says”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Injured dog dies after rescue on subway tracks near Davisville Station”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Peak fare pricing could be coming to TTC in 2018”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Cheuk-Hang Lo charged for sexually assaulting women on the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC to roll out collectible Metropass”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Facilitator paid $75,000 to arbitrate LRT fight said likely nothing he said would have made much difference”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC considers major changes to fare payment”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “SmartTrack will ‘look similar’ to original plan, but changes likely, Tory says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC issuing collectible Metropasses in 2016”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC bus crash sends 5 to hospital”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC ends early closure of Eglinton - Finch section of subway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “UberHop welcomed in Liberty Village - bus is it legal?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC driver ‘Michael the Smooth Operator’ brings smiles to the subway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Katie, dog stuck on TTC tracks, put down”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Cyclist struck by bus in city’s west end”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Dog may have been stuck in subway tracks for seven hours”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Should Toronto implement a $1 a day levy on commercial parking spots?”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC ends early nighttime subway closure on Line 1 in place since 2008”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Presto readers start coming online on older TTC streetcars”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Nine injured after TTC bus collides with SUV in Scarborough”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man, 78, arrested in connection with TTC sexual assaults”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Presto pass readers now available in 100 older TTC streetcars”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC considers higher fares during rush hour”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory calls uberHOP ‘a marketplace response’ to gaps in transit”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Nine injured in Scarborough TTC bus crash”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man, 78, charged in TTC sexual assaults”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Earlier Sunday service on the TTC starts Jan. 3”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “PRESTO available on all streetcars by end of December”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Tory hosts meeting with federal infrastructure minister”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Union Station construction causes confusion during holidays”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “9 injured in TTC bus collision”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Owner demands answer after dog severely injured on TTC tracks and euthanized”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Microtransit: Cities should explore innovation that will help move people”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “UberHop faces greater scrutiny from the TTC”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Minister of Infrastructure Sohi eases congestion on Toronto transit debate”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Uber ups the ante. So, what’s the TTC going to do about it?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “City of Toronto continues to struggle to paying bills”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Affordable housing fixes, flood control top Toronto mayor’s infrastructure list”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Vaughan rising: Master planning a downtown from scratch”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “History Shows UberHop’s Transit Competition Will Cost Riders”, here.
  • The IFP ([Georgetown] Independent Free Press) article, “Metrolinx calls Town employee a Smart Commute champion”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Plan to allow TTC riders to use PRESTO is on track”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Overpass, or underpass, in the cards for Steeles Avenue in Scarborough”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Test drilling for Scarborough Subway’s McCowan route new underway”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Appeal of Scarborough Subway plans by developers ‘self-serving’, says MPP Duguid”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC’s Presto fare card users score a few extra rides with time-based transfers”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “More free parking to be added to Weston GO Station commuter lot”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOINTRANSIT: Celebrate the last year of the TTC’s Metropass with special passes each month”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “UberHop app makes good impression on residents in Fort York and Liberty Village”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man, 78, charged in connection with sex assaults on TTC vehicles across Toronto”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police looking for a man in connection to an assault investigation on a TTC bus near Yonge and Finch”, here.
  • Inverse post, “The 3 Dumbest Public Transit Projects Underway In North America”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “A European expert’s take on the TTC”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC ‘smooth operator’ turns to humour following tragedy”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Can uberHOP succeed where Toronto’s Line Six failed?”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “The transit factor driving growth in condo sector”, here.
  • Metro Toronto commentary, “Toronto’s concern for Katie the dog gives me hope for this city”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga reluctant to ask for Brampton’s share of LRT funding”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “All-day two-way GO service inching closer to reality”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “Presto card readers installed at all Toronto transit subway stations, streetcars and buses by the end of 2016”, here.
  • Mother Nature Network post, “Uber gets into the transit business with UberHop”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Presto! TTC snubs seniors, students as Uber continues slaughter of sacred Toronto cows”, here.
  • National Post article, “No Christmas miracle for struggling UP Express on the busiest travel day of the year”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “John Tory survived 2015. Now it gets harder “, here.
  • National Post article, “Katie the German shepherd reportedly put down after being removed from TTC tracks”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Metrolinx explores possibility of UP Express price drop”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Watch: TTC bus doesn’t stop after hitting car”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Five in hospital, two in serious condition, after TTC bus, SUV collide”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “GO fares going up”, here.
  • Railway Age article, “PRESTO rollout continues on the TTC”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “TTC Says All Streetcars Will Have PRESTO by the end of 2015”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “TTC Falls Short on Gender-Equity Targets”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Toronto Budget Shortfalls Threaten Transit Plans”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Metrolinx hikes up fines for behavioural offences”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC moves toward higher fares for rush-hour riders”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Another nail in the coffin for Scarborough subway extension”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Developers highlight ‘defect’ in approval of Scarborough subway funding”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Councillor takes on Toronto’s chief planner over ‘flawed’ subway numbers”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Learn from UberHop, don’t kill it”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Why it makes sense to open transit to competition”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “UberHop defines a need the city has to fill”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Uber makes us wonder what road we’re on”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC union slams Tory for not fighting Uber”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Downtown commuters test the waters on UberHop”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Presto fare system goes live on many TTC streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto Mayor John Tory wants part of Toronto’s budget frozen, others boosted”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Liberal Amarjeet Sohi: From bus driver to $60 billion infrastructure chief”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Milton - a snapshot of a region struggling with growth”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC bus-stop marker goes missing in Flemingdon Park: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Trapped dog at Davisville subway station put down “, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The Fixer: These cages keep birds out”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC streetcar proof-of-payment in education phase”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Councillor wants to slam brakes on new Uber service before it gets too big”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory won’t road block UberHop, but TTC might”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Toronto politicians have a bad case of subway yips”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Politicians ‘wimping out’ by not stopping UberHop: TTC union”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “UberHop symptom of Toronto’s transit woes”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Tory’s transit plan not smart”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man sought in alleged assault on TTC bus”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Senior charged with TTC sex assaults”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Dog found on TTC tracks euthanized after dramatic rescue”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Dog owner seeks answers after track tragedy”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Woman attacked girl in hijab on TTC: Cops”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Santa greets TTC riders”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Climate crisis? Horse manure”, here.
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