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In the news: Friday, August 26, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “TTC buses might soon look a lot different”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Historic Kodak Building 9 moves 200 feet in Toronto”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Justin Trudeau announces $1.49B in funding for transit in Ontario” (from the Global News Toronto website), here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Federal transit infrastructure money: What Toronto is getting”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Tory ‘thrilled’ about infrastructure money, but still wants TTC savings”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “One-time Kodak building moves 60 metres for new LRT station”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Toronto getting nearly $4.74 transportation boost from federal government”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Mayor trumps federal funding for Toronto’s transportation woes”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Part of Kodak building moved to eventually become part of Crosstown LRT station”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Tunnelling complete for Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “‘Not sexy’, but needed: Funding for TTC repair projects unveiled”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “‘Stupid stunt’: Man injured after forcing GO train doors open, jumping”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto’s subway system to benefit from federal infrastructure fund”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “This CEO is trying to get the auto and transit industries to co-operate”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THE CITY: Federal funding for the TTC is the exception, not the norm”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Trudeau’s federal Liberals invest in transit, bike lanes expansion”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx announces Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnelling complete”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx moves historic Kodak building to dig out future Mount Dennis Crosstown LRT station”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “How do you move a four-storey, 3000-tonne building in its entirety?”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “WiFi comes to York Region GO Transit terminals and stations”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “More than $230bn planned for public transit investments in Canada”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Rowdy family coming back from CNE compares Quiet Zone exile with Jews sent to concentration camps”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “How to get it right with Rail Deck Park”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Where Does Ottawa’s New Transit Funding Fit in Toronto’s Budget?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Metropass Usage Trends”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “How Much Service Actually Runs on King Street?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “In praise of unsexy infrastructure”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “West Toronto Railpath Extension Finally Gets Funding”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Ottawa’s cold cash is even cooler when it lacks subway sizzle”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Federal cash will mean a more reliable, accessible TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Proposed TTC budget cut could hit service”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Feds announce $1.5B for transit”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Trudeau, Wynne announce in Barrie more cash for transit”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Big dig wraps for Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Accessibility Annex: An Introduction”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Take action for a low-income transit pass”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Canada, Ontario Sign Agreement to Fund Transit Infrastructure”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “How Will Toronto Find Nearly $500m for Better Transit, Cycling?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Metrolinx Makes Big Move with Kodak Building at Mount Dennis Station”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Metrolinx church parking lot deal concerns Aurora residents”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “GO Transit dials up free Wi-Fi to York Region commuters”, here.
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