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Part 2 -- In the news: Wednesday, October 26, 2016



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

  • Journal of Commerce post, “Use of green bonds growing across Canada”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Cigarettes, icebergs and dark roads: Toronto’s fiscal future full of scary analogies”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Toronto politicians banking too heavily on ‘private sector magic’”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Better behaviour on GO Transit after etiquette campaign”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto youth want more of a say in transit with new platform”, here.
  • National Post column, “Hope for ‘transformative’ transit comes from province, not city council”, here.
  • National Post article, “The future of public transit? Bribing subway riders with cash payouts so they’ll avoid rush hour”, here.
  • NOW article, “Colourful ways to describe how the city is fucked”, here.
  • Railway Gazette post, “Hurontario “light rail request for qualifications issued”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “GO Transit (well someone) moved a bus stop. Rage ensued”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Significant fare drop in March was the boost UP Express needed”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Who’s not been serving us lately?, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Homework Assignments”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Plank roads, single-lane traffic, at Eglinton and Mt Pleasant”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Transit’s ‘last mile’ solution may be mobility-as-a-service companies”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Toronto Transit Plan Punted From Executive Committee”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Does Toronto Owe Metrolinx Half A Billion?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Does Toronto Owe Metrolinx Half a Billion (2)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Presto’s Problems Multiply”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Capital Program Review”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes Effective Sunday, November 20, 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “GO Transit Electrification Public Meetings”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “City Manager to Council: Put Up or Shut Up”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Ontario rolls out GO transit highway signs to promote alternative travel options”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “One-Stop Scarborough Subway Plan Based In Part On Misleading Report”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “A Brief History Of The Scarborough Subway Extension”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “A Brief History Of SmartTrack, So Far”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Ridership Has Tripled on Toronto’s Union Pearson Express”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How Presto Could Improve Transit Service and Ridership”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How To Make The TTC Better, According To Everyday Riders”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Why We Need To Focus On Expanding Rail Networks”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Why Ridesharing Isn’t A Substitute For Investing in Transit”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “What Commuting Is Like For A Blind Torontonian”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How To Build A Solar-Powered Subway”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How New Technology Is Redefining Buses”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Councillor Justin Di Ciano Faces Integrity Complaint Over Developer Ties: report”, here.
  • Toronto Life post, “What Toronto’s transportation network will be like in 50 years”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “How a bid to resurrect Scarborough LRT was killed: Analysis”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Watchdog says city staff may have violated public service code over Scarborough subway advice”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Was the memo to kill LRT deliberately misleading?”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Get it right on Presto, TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “12% of Presto card readers on buses don’t work, Metrolinx audit says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier cutting 7,500 jobs over two years”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Presto fare-card rollout on the TTC running millions over budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Presto lets riders transfer to a new set of headaches”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC workers get ready to come out of the booths”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC pressed to fix potentially dangerous subway gaps”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC labour complaint says union condoned illegal strike”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough subway may already be off track”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx not counting on Bombardier for new LRT lines”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scuttled Crosstown deal sparks debate about Toronto transit and development”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Business is booming at Pearson - but transit is not”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mega-projects reshaping Mississauga sprawl”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Few takers for Mississauga low-income transit pass”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “As TTC’s new streetcars lag behind, Detroit and L.A. stay on track”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC ‘stages’ will give subway buskers a boost”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Fate of rail deck park will reveal what Toronto is made of”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Rail deck park can happen, because it happened in Weston”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx nixes Avenue Station air rights deal worth millions”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Why isn’t Metrolinx cashing in on Eglinton Crosstown air rights?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Cops release more photos of man wanted for TTC sex assault”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “TTC driver on video snacking on chips with foot on dash”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC to start One-Person Train Operation on Sheppard Line 4”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “GO Transit’s Parking Problem: Are Garages the Answer?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Demolition of Former Eglinton Station Bus Terminal Underway”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Suburbs on Track: Touring Transit-Oriented GTHA Development”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Leslie Barns”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Age: Transportation’s Impact on City-Building”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Age: Bonnie Crombie Wants Politics Out of Transit Planning”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Age: Regional Infrastructure Key to Building Innovation Hub”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Age: City-Building Amid Rapid Population Growth”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Age: Jay Walder Talks Bike Sharing and Urban Complexity”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Public Transit: Service, Fares, Governance in Paris and Montreal”, here.