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In the news - Thursday, July 14, 2016



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area websites and on-line report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Toronto Sun-Shiny Ways”, here.
  • Android Central post, “Toronto Transit Commission working on safer way to report harassment on public transportation”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto commits to Scarborough subway extension”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC might expand underused Sheppard subway line”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC scrambles to deal with dropping ridership rates”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC wants you to take photos of misbehaving riders”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Richmond Hill pushes for Yonge subway extension”, here.
  • CityLab post, “Toronto Fights Fare Dodging with Friendly Faces”, here.
  • insauga post, “Mississauga LRT News”, here.
  • insauga post, “Brampton moves forward on LRT to Mississauga”, here.
  • ITS International post, “Thales builds on Canadian connection for transit R&D”, here.
  • Mobile Commerce News post, “Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto transit users”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “TTC developing app that lets riders report harassment with their Smartphone”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading post, “Ontario to extend GO rail service to Niagara Falls”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Ontario expansion update”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures post, “Work begins on Eglinton Crosstown’s Laird Station”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “The new TTC youth fare rules are an attack on children”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Why it can take longer to get home in hot weather - this can happen, trains derail, people die”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “An update on GO bus route 12 summer service”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Is Burlington GO Station an indication of what we can expect when construction begins on GO expansion into Niagara and east Durham Region?”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “The Scarborough Subway and the climate change agenda”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “How to prioritize the safety of women on the TTC”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Council Approves Tory Transit Plan, Attempts Pet Project Revivals”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Brimley: The Station That Never Was”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes, Effective July 31, 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Abdicates Responsibility for Public Budget Review”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Air Conditioning As An Optional Extra”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Dwindling Capacity of the Yonge Subway”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “York Region Wants a Subway, Overstates Available Capacity”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Property Taxes and Subway Financing”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Smart Track Fantasy: Tax Increment Financing”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “TTC App”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Evaluating Toronto’s Tough Transit Decisions as a Network”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “The TTC Used to Have Fare Zones - and They May Be Coming Back”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Why Toronto needs a low-income Metropass program”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Watch John Tory lose his cool when questioned about the Scarborough subway”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Council Votes to Extend Its Mistake in Scarborough”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Troubled UPX train gets $52 subsidy per rider, the TTC just 89 cents”, here.
  • U of T News article, “Mapping Toronto: How transit can fix access to jobs in Toronto”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Toronto Council Backs Key Aspects of City’s 15-Year Transit Plan”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Metrolinx Takes First Steps Towards Stouffville GO Line Upgrades”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “20 New Bicycle Repair Stations Installed at TTC Stations”, here.
  • VICE Canada post, “Rise in Sexual Assaults on Public Transit Has Canada’s Largest Cities Finally Taking Action”, here.
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