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In the news: Sunday, April 24, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Police respond to armed person at TTC Scarborough Town Centre”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC extends WiFi to more subway stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC has no idea when it’s getting more new streetcars”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Getting random testing of TTC employees won’t be easy: Expert” (from the Toronto Sun website), here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC boss frustrated by yet another streetcar delivery delay”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC board approves random alcohol and drug testing for employees”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Workplace random drug and alcohol testing needs ‘checks and balances’, commissioner says after TTC plan”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “By the numbers: TTC releases 2015 operating statistics”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Delivery of new streetcars hits yet another snag”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Toronto man faces charges after Toronto women allegedly sexually [assaulted] on TTC trains on the Bloor - Danforth line”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC says it’s moving ahead with random drug and alcohol testing”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Second building demolished at Crosstown collapse site”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Ajax man facing robbery charges after Durham Region Transit passenger robbed”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Pickering road work will affect traffic”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Downtown Relief Line should be Toronto’s highest transit priority: poll”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Why commuting from the ‘burbs can be more costly than living downtown”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Can the private sector ease Toronto’s transit woes?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Union Pearson Express can’t break even at lower fare, report finds”, here.
  • Insauga post, “How does Mississauga feel about the Union Pearson Express?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “New streetcars delayed by Bombardier again”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto Mayor John Tory, Scarborough MP Gary Anandasangaree meetwith residents in transit town hall”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sit down to talk transit, mental health and more”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “UTSC development plans linked to transit line will change east Scarborough”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transit users in Fort York and Liberty Village will be getting some relief”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “Building collapse could slow down Crosstown LRT construction”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto man faces charges after Toronto women allegedly sexually [assaulted] on TTC trains on the Bloor - Danforth line”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Mayor Tory praises transit in Asia on his return to Toronto”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Integrating fares across the GTHA is easily the biggest Toronto transit issue we aren’t talking about”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC says Bombardier has delayed delivery of new streetcars… AGAIN”, 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.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Price of bus fares going up”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “U-Pass price hike approved”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Funding for rail safety improvements coming soon”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “The pros and cons of the budget”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading post, “Toronto Transit Commission logged record ridership in 2015”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “This is so true. Let’s also talk about makeup, shall we?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Um…”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes Effective May 8, 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Why are Subway Cars on Bloor - Danforth so Dirty?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “6 Bay and 94 Wellesley Service Analysis for January 2016 (Part II)”, here.
  • TBNewsWatch post, “TTC doubts Bombardier will meet aggressive streetcar deadline”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Duly Quoted: TTC CEO Andy Byford on the latest Bombardier streetcar delay”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Toronto University Students Spend Way Too Much Time In Transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “TTC should drop random drug testing plan”, here.
  • Toronto Star post, “UP Express could cost taxpayers millions in subsidies”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC moves forward on random drug testing”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “What happened to Toronto’s push for free public Wi-Fi?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx, municipalities in Presto cost-sharing talks”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx board needs to explain ignoring pricing reports: Union”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Yes to random drug, alcohol testing of TTC staff”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Random staff testing about safety: TTC CEO”, here.
  • Town Crier article, “Demolition continues on site of collapse”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Poll Confirms Relief Line as Torontonians First Transit Priority”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Redevelopment Coming to Wilson Station Employment Lands”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: South Core from Queens Quay”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, Mississauga Looking for Public Input on Dundas Corridor Plan”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • 570 News report, “Waterloo mayor talks tech corridor, LRT and all-day GO…”, here.
  • Erie Media article, “Port Council to ask for better bus service for students”, here.
  • Guelph Tribune article, “Guelph still part of innovation corridor, says mayor”, here.
  • KawarthaNow post, “City of Peterborough celebrates six new accessible transit buses”, here.
  • MyKawartha.com article, “New buses bring Peterborough closer to goal of fully accessible fleet”, here.
  • NiagaraThisWeek.com article, “Thorold residents complain of big buses rumbling down secondary streets”, here.
  • NiagaraThisWeek.com article, “Regional transit not working for Port: councillor”, here.
  • Northumberland Today article, “Feasibility study for GO extension an option for Northumberland, Port Hope, Cobourg”, here.
  • Northumberland Today article, “GO service feasibility study already underway, Northumberland County Warden Gil Brocanier says”, here.
  • Peterborough Examiner article, “Cost of Peterborough Transit station renovations rises to $2.3 million”, here.
  • Peterborough Examiner article, “Federal gas tax helps fund addition of six buses to Peterborough Transit fleet”, here.
  • Peterborough Examiner article, “Four options proposed to make Peterborough Transit more affordable for riders with low incomes”, here.
  • Peterborough Examiner article, “Uber model seen as rural transit solution for Peterborough County”, here.
  • Welland Tribune article, “Transit failing for Port”, here.
  • Welland Tribune article, “Welland pitches in toward regional transit study”, here.
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