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In the news: Sunday, March 6, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Police searching for man who allegedly exposed himself on GO train”, here.
  • Bulletin post, “OMB rulings threaten St. Lawrence neighbourhood”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC calls for patience amid planned weekend closures”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Transit control: Where the TTC makes decisions affecting your commute”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto police release image of man wanted for alleged indecent act on GO train”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto Police locate suspect in indecent act on GO train hours after image released”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “York Region looking to extend Yonge subway to Richmond Hill”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Police release video of man violently kicked on bus”, here
  • CP24 report, “Tory: Extending subway into Richmond Hill would be ‘irresponsible’”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man kicked fellow passenger in the back on TTC bus: police”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Megaprojects squeeze out other transportation projects: stakeholders”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Via Rail boss speaks about a $1 billion investment, high-speed trains and what it takes to be successful”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Police searching for suspect who allegedly exposed himself on Toronto-bound GO train”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Power outage sounds alarm bells over Toronto’s failing transit infrastructure”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “John Tory’s two transit plans fighting for same riders”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Union Pearson Express head to be removed from role”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Province finally set to sell off LCBO lands in Toronto”, here.
  • Montreal Gazette column, “Via Rail’s ambition outpaces its ridership”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Snow SNAFU reminds us of what needs fixing in city’s public transit”, here.
  • National Post article, “Via Rail seeking federal budget funding for $1.3 billion passenger car upgrade in Toronto - Montreal corridor”, here.
  • National Post article, “Via’s proposal for Toronto - Montreal corridor makes sense, but Liberals studying cost: Minister”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Did vehicles driving on the sidewalk lead to TTC subway shutdown?”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “A foot in the face on the TTC ends in assault”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Committee receives update on GO Transit expansion plans”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Prototype MP54AC delivered to Metrolinx, GO Transit”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “Metrolinx receives prototype Tier 4-compliant locomotive from MotivePower”, here.
  • Skies Magazine article, “Aviation summit examines future capacity of GTA airports”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Airport and Portlands to be transit hubs of activity?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “GO to Take Over UP Express”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “When is a GO Train Not a GO Train? When It’s UPX!”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC board meeting review, February 25, 2016”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “GO Bus storage facility makes it easier for people to choose transit”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “What Toronto’s March 2016 Transit Reports Mean for the City’s Future”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Four neighbourhoods that could benefit from [their] SmartTrack stations”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Subways we already have are doomed by built-in flaws”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Everything’s riding on forecasts for transit plans”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto council lacking critical transit information ahead of key decisions”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit-mageddon shows why a little repetition would go a long way”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “York Region pitches Justin Trudeau on Yonge subway extension”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Vaughan councillor challenges Yonge subway ‘no-capacity mythology’”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx undergoing reorganization, as UPX takes a new track”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto subway will be closed on these weekends”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton eyeing LRT tunnel along rejected Main St. route”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Stop studying and do something on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Toronto council should support a ‘hybrid’ Gardiner”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Queen subway? That’s the ticket!”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “TTC needs more reliable power to avoid chaos”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “MPPs waiting for answers from Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “When did Queen’s Park know UP Express fares wouldn’t fly?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Union Pearson Express president derailed”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “$27.50 for UP Express? Dumb”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Cops release video of TTC passenger being kicked in the back”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “GO rider exposed himself on train: cops”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Here’s what we think about SmartTrack”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Tired of subway failures? Call Tory and Wynne next time you are delayed”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Transit Expansion: Yonge Line Will Need All The Relief It Can Get”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe