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In the news: Tuesday, March 1, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “How Queens Quay came to be in Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Blown hydro vault leads to morning chaos on the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Uber draws ire for surge pricing during TTC mess”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The unofficial guide to doing yoga on the TTC”, here.
  • Bramptonist post, “Main Street LRT tunnel proposed by city staff”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the National Post website), “Toronto subway service restored after power issues snarled morning commute”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Toronto Sun website), “Poll suggests support for a regulated Uber”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC subway, streetcar service halted by hydro vault fire”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC riders get snarky over snarled morning commute”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC subway suspension: What caused your frustrating commute this morning”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Trending: Enterprising cockroach hitches a ride on a TTC bus”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Subway, streetcar service back up and running after TTC power outage”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Streetcar, subway service resumes after TTC power outage”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Toronto commuters document crowds, confusion “, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Durham Region council passes 2016 budget”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Whitby $860-million GO facility to be completed by end of 2017”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “New Pickering lot at Hwy 407 encourages carpooling, transit use”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto streetcar, subway service fully restored after power outage”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Uber surge pricing in effect as Toronto struggles with subway, streetcar delays”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Internal Metrolinx reports pointed to lower Union - Pearson train fares”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “How Toronto’s fragile transportation system is struggling to cope”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC power failure causes chaos”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “Digging a hole on Main Street”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “The upshot of the new UP Express fares”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “UP Express fare drop another blow to taxis: drivers group”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC Update: Service restored to downtown subway and streetcars”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto column, “How the UP Express threatends public trust in transit”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 article, “Major transit troubles downtown after fire”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “U-Pass decision postponed again”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “Construction of Metrolinx’s East Rail Maintenance Facility to Complete in 2017”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “TTC Passes Motion to Consider Improved Cycling Along TTC Routes”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC delays down last year”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “What transit needs now is an evangelist at City Hall”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Torontonians onboard with lowered airport train fare, poll suggests”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Airport area employers look for a better way”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Streetcar and subway service resumes after hours-long shutdown”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Hydro outage causes TTC service havoc”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx set UP Express price high, despite warnings”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Complaints about behaviour won’t get riders banned: TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “More Toronto residents riding Uber: poll”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Making the Case for a Multi-Modal Hub at Pearson Airport”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe