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In the news: Wednesday, June 1, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 24 Hours Toronto article, “Wild Ride! Subway doors open as train rolls across Bloor Viaduct”, here.
  • 24 Hours Toronto article, “Legend of Queensway calls it a day”, here.
  • Beach Metro News article, “Streetcars returning to Kingston Road”, here.
  • Beach Metro News column, “A tour of former East Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC fallout after subway door left open on Viaduct”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Conservation authority rejects Brampton’s LRT parkland proposal”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “City set to reveal route for Scarborough subway extension to local residents”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Sheppard subway line gets new Toronto Rocket trains”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC fires worker who left subway doors open on moving train, union says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC worker left TTC passengers aboard car with open doors, passenger alleges”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Girl, 12, suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by bus in Mississauga”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Declining ridership on TTC a real concern, CEO says”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC employee fired over doors-open incident over Bloor Viaduct: Union”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Girl on bike struck by bus in Mississauga suffers life-threatening injuries: police”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Scarborough homeowners meet after receiving notice of expropriation due to possible subway extension”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Transit riders protest for lower fares outside City Hall”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Pickering council concerned about rail service noise”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Is the Gig Economy Hurting Public Transit?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Bombardier commits to having prototype LRT vehicle ready for August as part of its contract with Metrolinx”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “‘Human error’ gets blame for open door on moving TTC subway car over Bloor Viaduct”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Expropriating homes by the TTC to make way for the Scarborough subway unlikely: Deputy Mayor Glenn de Baermaeker”, [here](http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/6698666-expropriating-homes-by-the-ttc-to-make-room-for-the-scarborough-subway-unlikely-toronto-deputy-mayo/_/
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Drivers: stay clear of bike lanes”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Relief line transit meeting invites east-end Toronto residents to share opinions”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Fresh fruit, vegetables now available at three stations thanks to Toronto Public Health, TTC and FoodShare”, here.
  • Kingston Whig-Standard article, “Company’s shift benefits local plant”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Torontonian wants to bring TTC relics back to Toronto”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Low-income Mississauga residents can apply for bus-fare discount”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “Inside the TTC’s mobile network that delivers your GIFs on time”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toronto police investigate multiple cases of counterfeit tokens as TTC phases out old coins”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC blamed and fired employee after train rolled between two stations with its doors open, union says”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Union: TTC employee fired over open-door incident”, here.
  • Railway Age article, “Mississauga looks to LRT”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Who will save Toronto’s old streetcars?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “For Torontonians with disabilities, riding the TTC is still a struggle”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “First detailed plans revealed for one-stop Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Preferred route of downtown relief line revealed”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC letter warns homeowners their homes may be expropriated for Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Eventually we’ll all have to pay for this”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC train seen on video crossing Bloor Viaduct with open doors”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC employee fired over open subway doors, union head says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC grapples with a $20M drop in demand”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC has more than $1 million in unaccounted for inventory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory says TTC inventory mystery can be solved”, here.
  • Treehugger post, “Now you can buy fresh produce while riding the subway in Toronto”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Planners Weigh Options for Downtown Waterfront Transit Link”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Concerned about empty buses on Davis Drive? Give system time, York Region says”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Markham to spend $5.4 million to silence train noise”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe