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In the news: Thursday, March 31, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Map shows cycling times between TTC subway stops”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Map shows walking times between TTC subway stops”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “This is the actual route the subway takes in Toronto”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton, Mississauga mayors not interested in talk about forming a Peel Region Transit authority with Caledon”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Peel Region council approves $400K to help low-income residents access public transit”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian editorial, “City largesse is puzzling”, here.
  • Bulletin article, “Esplanade bus would still run: McConnell”, here.
  • CanIndia News article, “Peel Region mayors have no interest in co-ordinating public transit”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “CBC Forum: How do we fix municipal transit in Canada?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Federal budget 2016: $3.4B will help, but big transit improvements are years away”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC approves new 514 Cherry streetcar to run alongside 504 King route”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC faces $34 million bill to keep old streetcars rolling”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Budget cash for transit, housing repairs ‘very sexy, indeed’, mayor says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Rob Ford: A world of trouble”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Young girl struck by car after stepping off TTC streetcar”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Some parking infractions will cost you more, starting today”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “$34 million needed to refurbish aging streetcars due to Bombardier delay”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Streetcar derails at Broadview and Dundas”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Scary ride on the TTC: Woman’s hair set on fire”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Majority supports Tory’s one-stop Scarborough subway plan “, here.
  • CP24 report, “City could receive ‘hundreds of millions’ in transit dollars from feds, Tory says”, here.
  • CP24 report, “City introducing steeper fines for illegal parking in Toronto”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Bombardier delays mean TTC needs $34.1M to ‘rebuild’ dated streetcar fleet: report”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Metrolinx selects Colorado-based CH2M to manage Next Wave transit projects”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Burlington GO station upgrades over budget and past deadline”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Expanded TTC bus service promises to make commuting easier”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Provincial service expansion plan could be a boon for GO Transit”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “As Toronto waits billions in transit money, the TTC sees softening ridership”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC to add streetcar route to congested King Street”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “From transit to garbage: Rob Ford”s civic legacy”, here
  • Globe and Mail article, “End game approaching for Uber ‘operating outside the law’ in Toronto”, here.
  • insauga post, “Is Mississauga and Brampton Transit going to become one?”, here.
  • insauga post, “Construction coming to Square One Transit Terminal”, here.
  • insauga post, “Is the New Transit Way Only Convenient for MiWay?”, here.
  • insauga post, “The Cooksville Makeover”, here.
  • insauga post, “The Proposed Boundaries of Mississauga”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Mayor Tory praises federal budget for support of transit, housing”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Roncesvalles Yard track replacement at carhouse continues until mid-May”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto getting much needed millions for transit in 2016 federal budget”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Veteran voice actor among new voices of the TTC”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Car-free condos on the rise in Toronto”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Federal Liberals prove transit funding can just be about the math”, here.
  • Mississauga News report, “Metrolinx vows to fix problems with Mississauga bus station”, here
  • Mississauga News article, “Revitalizing Cooksville will come with its share of challenges”, here.
  • National Post article, “Liberal government largess still won’t fill the gaping hole in the City of Toronto’s budget”, here.
  • NOW article, “Four eye-popping takeaways from the 2016 federal budget”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “How much in salary does it take for GO Transit to roll out the TRACK MY GO BUS app? Good question, Daisy May”, here.
  • Sheridan Sun article, “Oakville Transit introduces bus-tracker app”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “GO/RER Details Emerge in Business Case Analysis”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Analysis of Route 94 Wellesley fo January 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Easter Parade 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting Follow-Up, March 23, 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Where Is TTC Ridership Going?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Why declining TTC ridership growth is a problem”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Federal budget 2016: What’s in it for Toronto?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Commuter Life: Is Living Outside the City Worth the Hassle?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How Metrolinx is prioritizing mental health”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC increases security after bombings in Brussels”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Report backs Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “A downtown relief line subway, but where?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC installs first Presto fare gate”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough transit plan popular with residents, poll says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Public transit ‘unsexy’ infrastructure gets the nod in federal budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Liberal budget a boost for Toronto, finance minster says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario finance minister welcomes federal budget: ‘We have common priorities’”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Uber launches petition ahead of Toronto’s draft regulations”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC ridership looking up”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “John Tory holding strong with voters: poll”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory, Sousa laud first Trudeau budget”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC rider’s hair set on fire, another sprayed in the face with perfume”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Federal budget promises to give us half a subway stop a year”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC Considers Finch West and Crosstown LRT Link at Pearson”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Issues RFP for Bathurst Street Bridge Rehabilitation”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Tunnel Rush”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: 504 King”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “Plan for new bus station at Kipling Station moves ahead”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe