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In the news: Wednesday, July 20, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Brampton Guardian article, “More parking spaces open at Mount Pleasant GO Station”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Former TTC chair Adam Giambrone tapped to lead New York City streetcar project”, here.
  • Globe and Mail editorial, “Scarborough subway: Damn the cost, full speed ahead”, here.
  • insauga post, “Would you like to see WiFi on MiWay buses?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Air conditioned Toronto Rocket trains make appearance on TTC’s Line 2”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “WATCHDOG: Toronto’s long, toxic mix of transit and politics”, here.
  • Media In Canada post, “Spotted! Netflix dares Toronto commuters to pick up the phone”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga mayor, councillors travel to Minneapolis to see LRT in action”, here.
  • Next City post, “Toronto Settles Longest-Running Transit Debate?”, here.
  • NOW article, “Racism and rage on the TTC”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “Mayor John Tory goes full austerity jacket”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “One-stop wonder is a dumb plan, but it’s Toronto’s plan”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Why transit has become Toronto’s moral hazard”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service in 1928”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Travel times on Queens Quay West”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Yonge Subway Extension”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “It’s About Time the TTC Responds to Sexual Assault During Commutes”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “The Toronto Sun’s Christina Blizzard is Wrong About Transit (Again)”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Keep politics out of transit planning”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Now that the subway battle is over, the hard part begins”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx threatens legal action over late delivery of light rail vehicles”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Stop the TTC’s race to the bottom”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit spending will add $50 billion to Ontario’s net debt”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “LRT will completely transform Mississauga”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Cash shift might revive Sheppard subway extension”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx challenges City of Toronto over Etobicoke rezoning vote”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “How public transit affects home values in Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton man charged after GO bus driver assaulted”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Adam Giambrone hired as NYC transit consultant”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “The Way We Were: Transit debates of the past, present and future”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ex-TTC chair Adam Giambrone is New York City’s new streetcar guru”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Liberals readying campaign to keep Scarborough - Rouge River”, here.
  • U of T Engineering News article, “Lessons in Leadership: U of T Engineering students tour TTC with ILead summer program”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Toronto City Council Plays ‘Fantasy Transit Network’ Once Again”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Council Vote Brings Kipling Mobility Hub One Step Closer to Reality”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com post, “Province announces double-decker GO bus additions”, here
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe