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In the news: Tuesday, June 21, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Buses re[;ace streetcars on St. Clair, while Bathurst - College shuts down”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Man arrested for exposing himself, grinning at women on the TTC”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Yapping”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Folie à Deux”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Scarborough subway keeps getting more expensive”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What you need to know about PRESTO on the TTC”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “GO Transit capacity through Brampton to Kitchener will increase after Metrolinx, CN reach deal”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the insidetoronto.com website), “GO train service to Bowmanville by 2024”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Could King Street one day be closed to cars?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Tory defends $900M price hike for Scarborough subway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Scarborough MPP Brad Duguid says subway stop worth it, despite $900M cost increase”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “St. Clair streetcars replaced with buses while stations made accessible”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “New Toronto streetcar route touted as solution to King car’s congestion”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Police seeking help identifying man killed by GO train”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man, 28, charged after GO Transit bus locked down, evacuated after bomb threat”, here.
  • CHCH News report, “Burlington Transit schedule changes”, here.
  • Chicago Tribune column, “Oh Canada! Toronto beats Chicago with more transit riders, funding”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC heartache continues: Scarborough subway extension $900M over budget”, here.
  • CityNews Torontoreport, “TTC work to snarl riders on streetcar routes, including St. Clair”, here.
  • CityNews Torontoreport, “Trending: Entire TTC streetcar belts out Happy Birthday to driver”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Scarborough subway extension will cost $900M more than initially thought”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Intersection of College and Bathurst closed for 3 weeks”, here.
  • CP24 report, “No streetcar access on St. Clair this summer”, here.
  • report, “TTC to remove all remaining Sunday-only bus stops”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man facing four charges in TTC collector booth robbery”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “New 514 Cherry streetcar route begins…”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC construction on St. Clair route, downtown intersection to cause closures”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Province extends GO train service into Clarington”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Police identify Hamilton man arrested after GO bus bomb threat”, here.
  • Global Rail News post, “Toronto launches Cherry Street tram extension”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Scarborough subway cost rises by $900 million”, here. ­+ Globe and Mail article, “John Tory calls for ‘net zero’ budget increase”, here.
  • The IFP [(Georgetown) Independent Free Press] article, “Mayor Bonnette applauds expanded GO service to Halton Hills”, here.
  • insauga post, “Mississauga is finally planning to modernize the bus network”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto mayor John Tory says subway stop in Scarborough will go ahead despite inflated price tag”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC buses to replace 512 St. Clair streetcar until December”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “GO train service to Bowmanville by 2024”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “514 Cherry streetcar set to roll across Toronto”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC’s first streetcar line in 16 years opens with fanfare and promises to do better”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Davenport MPP Christina Martins reads community’s petition in Legislature aimed at Metrolinx’s plan for rail crossing”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto city council approves Mimico townhouse development that could jeopardize SmartTrack, GO Transit’s regional express rail program”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police release image of woman wanted in punch-up on TTC bus in North York”, here
  • Mass Transit article, “A Relentless Optimism at TTC”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Construction of Winston Churchill Transitway Station aggravates local resident”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Mayor digs in on pricier Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “No streetcars on St. Clair this summer”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC officially launches 514 Cherry streetcar”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Ontario moving subway projects forward”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “But I don’t know how to schedule”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Work on right-of-way puts St. Clair West streetcars in barn”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “28 Bayview service ends isolation of south-end residents”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “A city that doesn’t learn from its transit mistakes”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Toronto Faces Hard Transit Choices in 2017 Budget”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Scarborough Subway Fiasco”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Spinning a tale in Scarborough”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “King Street Service Update: June 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Kvetching about 512 St Clair”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post “514 Cherry Opening Ceremonies”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Cherry Street Day One”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Analysis of Services on Wilson Avenue (Part 1)”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Council Needs to Re-evaluate the Scarborough Subway”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “A More Bike-Friendly TTC Means a Better Way for All Riders”, here.
  • Toronto Life post, “Dear Urban Diplomat: Am I a jerk for making business calls on the GO train?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory accused of ‘political posturing’ as Scarborough transit plans balloon by $1 billion”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Soaring costs should kill Scarborough subway”, here. ­+ Toronto Star article, “One stop Scarborough subway plans needs a ‘rethink’ with 25 LRT stops possible, critics say”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Putting Scarborough subway claims to the test”, here.
  • column, “Increased Scarborough subway cost should kill this project”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “New streetcars force months-long closure of busy St. Clair route”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Can you imagine a car-free King Street?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx wrestles with what fare is fair”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory vote to build townhomes next to rail yard threatens SmartTrack plans”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto needs ‘serious conversation’ on ways to raise revenue, says Mayor John Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Cut costs, build city, John Tory tells staff”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Long wait for real shelters at TTC Bingham loop: Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC bus hits pedestrian near Yonge-Dundas Square”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Cost of Scarborough subway going up by almost $1 billion”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Duguid slams ‘yapping’ Scarborough subway critics”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “St. Clair going off the rails again”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “St. Clair streetcars parked”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Patience needed as buses roll on St. Clair”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “514 streetcar line now rolling”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Changes made on 504, 501 streetcar routes”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Markham mayor ready for Yonge subway expansion north”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The case for a cars-only Queen St.”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Police investigating TTC bus punch-up”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC Starts Streetcar Service on Cherry,m., Updates Bus Routes”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “GO Lakeshore East Line to Extend from Oshawa to Bowmanville”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “East End of Mississauga’s Bus Transitway Progressing”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Big boost for Kitchener-Waterloo and Brampton GO Transit Service”, here.
  • Varsity article, “Details for Scarborough transit plans revealed”, here.
  • Varsity article, “Brampton Transit express bus coming to UTM”, here.
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