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In the news: Sunday, April 17, 2016



Greater Toronto and Southern Ontario area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • Auroran article, “Residents demand parking restriction to combat GO commuters”, here.
  • Bay Observer post, “New Burlington GO Centre Finally Open”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The year it all went down the tubes for the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Map charts Toronto rent by TTC subway stop”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New map charts parks near TTC stations”, here.
  • Canadian Mining Journal article, “Boring machines make tough Toronto tunnelling job easier”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Canadian Manufacturing website), “Via Rail eyes $4B plan to slash Toronto - Ottawa - Montreal travel times”, here.
  • CBC News Edmonton report, “Edmonton company might soon bring monorail back to Toronto zoo”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto man charged for bomb threats against TTC subway stations: police”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GTA rail crossings ranked on internal government ‘highest risk’ list”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “City to double size of Bike Share Toronto program with new supplier”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Study shows Durham desperately needs expanded GO Transit”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Durham MPP Granville Anderson expects GO train announcement from province soon”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC subway stations were target of bomb threats: police”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Pedestrian fatally struck by GO train east of Union Station”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “BikeShare Toronto doubles in size with over 1,000 new bicycles and stations”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Via Rail ready to roll out plan for faster service along Quebec - Ontario route”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Toronto Rent Map Shows Subway Stops Determine What You Pay”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Advocacy groups ‘report card’ on Burlington Transit finds room for improvement”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Weekend bomb threats caused multiple delays: TTC”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “GO Train service halted due to pedestrian death near Danforth Station”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC turning down the volume of streetcar chimes in Leslieville”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Liens deleted from Leslieville homes and properties”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Knife wielding man arrested onboard GO train at Scarborough’s Guildwood station”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Toronto Urban Film Festival returns to TTC subway platforms this September”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man, 23, recovering after being hit by TTC bus in downtown Toronto”, here.
  • ITS International post, “AECOM awarded LRT contract by Metrolinx, Canada”, here.
  • NOW article, “The life and death of SmartTrack: How to spur transit innovation”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Study bolsters case for GO expansion”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “But for people who want a suburban lifestyle and the lower-priced home that goes with it, is there a way you can win in the GTA without the heavy car commuting costs?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “What a bad fortune teller they are”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Don’t puke on fellow passengers, k? (GO Transit calls this ‘coughing’)”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, :”Do you go to C-O-U-R-T-I-C-E?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “This Artist Created A 3D Exhibit to Get The Government Moving on TTC Overcrowding”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Toronto’s Bike-Sharing Network Set to Double”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Person killed by GO Transit train”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “New Union Station bus terminal still being negotiated”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “A peek inside Leslie Barns, the TTC’s new high-tech garage “, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Can GO trains become Mad Men romantic? Maybe soon”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Via eyes new trains, frequent service to woo riders”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Suspect arrested in TTC bomb threats”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Huge clog hits Dundas streetcar route”, here.
  • Toronto Stararticle, “Toronto Zoo eyes monorail after Edmonton firm’s proposal”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx ignored advice about UP Express fares”, here/
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC hit with ‘series of bomb threats’”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “GO train extension to Bowmanville benefits everyone”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Group pushing to bring Expo 2025 to Toronto’s waterfront”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx feared grants would be tied to pre-mayor Tory”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “More Public Consultations Coming for GO Viaduct in Ward 18”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Explore the History of Transit at Two Toronto Exhibitions”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Could the Toronto Zoo Really Get a Levitating Train?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Could the Toronto Port Lands Play Host of Expo 2025?”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Province ‘pedals’ its Cycle On program in Markham”, here.
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