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In the news: Monday, May 2, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Traffic nightmare coming to St. Clair West this summer”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “It’s official! All TTC buses will get PRESTO this year”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Get ready for a summer of gridlock in Toronto”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton Transit joins other communities in proposed electric bus trial”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Canadian Manufacturing website), “Bombardier CEO says $1.2B TTC streetcar debacle ‘disappointing’”, here.
  • CBC News report, “Ottawa earmarks $10.9M to upgrade 400 rail crossings this year”, here.
  • CBC News Thunder Bay report, “Bombardier union waits for fallout from TTC streetcar delivery changes”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx weighing options for streamlining GTHA transit services”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man wanted for violent assault on TTC streetcar on Queen St. W.”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Bombardier will only deliver 16 new streetcars to TTC this year”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto lays out plans for ‘very ambitious’ summer construction season”, here.
  • Chronicle - Journal (Thunder Bay) article, “Streetcars to roll out faster from factory”, here.
  • Chronicle - Journal (Thunder Bay) article, “Gov’ts keep in touch: Wynne”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC streetcar delays could mean more buses on streetcar routes”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Presto card readers to begin appearing on some TTC buses”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Bombarider to futher reduce streetcar deliveries to Toronto in 2016”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Bombardier to delay, reduce tTC streetcar deliveries for 2016”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “$10 million in funds for urban transit research”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Station to station: demo key to future Crosstown hubs”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Five things you should know before you start your work day on May 2”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “If the Toronto-Waterloo region is to stay competitive, it needs a better transportation link”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Car with Alberta plates drives 600 metres into Toronto streetcar tunnel”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Ontario to invest $10 million over 4 years for transit innovation”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Man sought after making racist comments, spitting in woman’s face on Toronto subway”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC streetcar contract issues being addressed, Bombardier CEO says”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC chair says Bombardier aid would be a ‘slap in the face’ to Toronto”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Bombardier delays to TTC streetcars could hold up Metrolinx light rail”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Bombardier halves promised TTC streetcar delivery schedule in latest delay”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “City-building Asia-style makes Toronto look like a backwater”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto police looking for man who sucker-punched a blind subway passenger”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Questions remain on Greater Toronto fare integration between TTC and Metrolinx”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Bombardier promises to speed up delivery of Toronto streetcars, but TTC chair is skeptical”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THE CITY: Roots of messy Bombardier streetcar deal go back to 2009”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto police looking for man in connection with threats to TTC streetcar passengers at Dundas and Spadina”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto police looking for suspect after woman reports sexual assault on streetcar”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Toronto downtown residents lacking a voice in city hall debates”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “The push to get more bike parking at TTC subway stations”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Is Bunz Trading Zone a hotbed of TTC fare evasion?”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Local video producer wants museum for TTC fleet”, here.
  • National Post article, “Bombardier bailout would be ‘slap in the face’ for Toronto because of streetcar delays: TTC chair”, here.
  • National Post article, “This vehicle somehow drove 600 metres down a streetcar tunnel in Toronto before its owner abandoned it”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Apps promise to cut through gridlock, now if only Torontonians would learn how to drive”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC vows to keep pressure on Bombardier over troubled streetcar deal”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “LISTEN: Anxiety growing that Bombardier delay could hold up Eglinton Crosstown”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “Want to pay more for subway? Time to raise alarm over Metrolinx’s secretive fare scheme”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Byford, Tory berate Bombardier on streetcar delays”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Now LRT cars overdue from lost-in-space Bombardier”, here. +TBNewswatch post, “‘Importance of the company’: Wynne urges patience for Bombardier”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Bombardier has failed Toronto transit riders”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory ‘dismayed’ by ongoing TTC streetcar production delays”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “A new era for Toronto transit fares: Metrolinx considers three options”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx vs the TTC: Here’s how Toronto’s transit heavyweights compare”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Police looking for man who spat on woman on Toronto subway”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: The history behind Toronto’s streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Toronto streetcar deal a mega-mess”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Third-party review urged for Bombardier’s TTC deal”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Bombardier streetcar delivery deadline ‘unacceptable’”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Streetcar operator slugged: cops”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Vehicle abandoned 600 metres in streetcar tunnel”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Off the rails doc rides into Toronto”, here.
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