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In the news: Sunday, November 13, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “King Street could get dedicated streetcar lane”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Love Trumps Hate notes surface at TTC subway station”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Festive holiday train will light up Toronto this month”, here.
  • Bulletin post, “CRBA (Corktown Residents and Business Association) agenda hijacked by streetcar problems”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Plant website), “Bombardier reputation takes hit after Metrolinx ramps up pressure on rail deal”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “City needs to solve King Street congestion, councillors say”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “King Street plan good for transit, bad for families, Ryerson professor warns”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Good Samaritan ends up being hurt after helping woman being verbally abused on subway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC asking parents to help stop teens who scam free rides”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Undercover officers catch 3 suspects allegedly spraying graffiti inside GO trains”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO Transit employee, Jim Young, retires after nearly 30 years”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Crash involving TTC bus in west end sends 5 to hospital with minor injuries”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Approved joint transit plan includes downsized SmartTrack”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “‘Love trumps hate’ silent protest pops up in Toronto”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Three people from Oshawa charged after allegedly spraying GO trains with graffiti”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Council approves cost-sharing plan with province for SmartTrack”, here.
  • Driving post, “In the early 1900s, jitneys were the ‘Uber’-style transport usurpers”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Council approves $7B transit funding strategy”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Confusing intersection in Corktown causing cars to turn into streetcar tracks”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Avenue of change: Meet the new kind of street coming to Toronto”, here.
  • Indiablooms post, “Three youth charged for illegal graffiti inside Toronto Go Train”, here.
  • insauga post, “Popular App Incorporates MiWay’s New Real-Time System in Mississauga”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Milton council unanimously endorses motion to consider regional transit system”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Bailao seeks more details on Metrolinx’s Davenport Diamond bridge plans”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto Council approves deal with province to fund SmartTrack”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Residents wary of dedicated transit lane on Lakeshore Road in Mississauga”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga needs more than an LRT to entice developers, says [board of trade] president”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “From rails to trails: turning rail corridors into public spaces”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Part 8 of an installment, exclusive to This Crazy Train, ‘Meet the Deckers’”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I always left my car unlocked back in the day, so I wouldn’t come back to a smashed window (never left anything in it)”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “The irony”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Can City Council avoid the white elephant in the room?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “SmartTrack’s Next Steps”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The SmartTrack Shell Game With TIF”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “The ‘Webster Effect’ Has a Chilling Effect on Staff and Makes for Worse Council Decisions”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Mural brings new life to East Danforth”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Man sought after bus driver threatened with knife”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC pays tribute to Honest Ed’s”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit plan may seem less sweet when the bill arrives”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Rush-hour Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway closure causes long wait for shuttle buses”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The Fixer: Graffiti taggers use glass wall to display their craft”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Council puts SmartTrack on track to reality”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Private developer wants to fund SmartTrack station”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “City rule forces TTC to fund $700Gs art”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man slashed TTC driver’s radio cord: Cops”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Rider smokes fetanyl on the TTC?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man filmed up women’s skirt on TTC: Cops”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Lack of parking at Vaughan subway station no problem, says mayor”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Markham, Vaughan ratepayers groups fight bid to reroute freight trains”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
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