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In the news: Tuesday, November 22, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “The TTC admits it’s too crowded”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The TTC wants to increase fares next year”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The 5 worst things about using PRESTO on the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “There’s now PRESTO in 50 TTC subway stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “There’s now free WiFi at over 40 TTC subway stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Stunning colour photos of Toronto in the 1950s”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton Transit to table low-income pass”, here.
  • Bulletin post, “Corktown needs its noisy TTC track”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC board ‘reluctantly’ hikes fare because fewer people are taking transit, its CEO says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC riders say 10-cent fare hike means paying more for less”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC will ask board to approve 10-cent token hike: report”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC chair says riders will likely face fare increase in 2017, but likely no decrease in service”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC working on solutions to screeching 514 streetcars, Corktown residents told”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC closing west parking lot at Wilson Station”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC WiFi ‘great while it lasts’ but could be better, riders say”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Subway riders come together to help man late for job interview”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Developers shut down 5 km worth of public roads, sidewalks in Toronto”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC board approves 10-cent fare hike for 2017”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC approves fare hike in 2017”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC report recommends 2017 fare increases for tokens, Presto and Metropasses”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Racially charged confrontation on board TTC streetcar caught on film”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “‘Ultimate Canadian experience’: Subway passengers help man late for job interview”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Markham man charged in connection with alleged sexual assaults on TTC buses”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Employers are also responsible for what they do on social media, as the TTC recently learned”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC board approves fare increase as it faces $61 million shortfall”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC fares set to rise for 6th year in a row amid budget shortfall, declining ridership”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC board approves fare hike for 2017, puts freeze on for 2018”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC proposing 10-cent fare hike for 2017”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “More GO trains coming to Barrie line, starting in 2017: Metrolinx”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading post, “Toronto transit agency recognized for diversity”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Reports of sexual assault on GO Transit low compared to Toronto Transit Commission”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “This Crazy Train’s Presto Chronicles, Chapter 34: What has improved with the new website?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “An update on GO Transit real time bus information”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Not sure if Shakes was one of the three arrested (have to assume since it’s his ‘tag’ in the photo)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Crowding Standards and Service”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Travel Times on Route 504 King”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC’s 2017 Operating Budget: More Creative Accounting”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Creative Writing From the Mayor’s Office”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Travails of Cherry Street”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Proposes Bus Route Changes for Spadina Subway Extension to Vaughan”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How the Mayor’s ‘Sad, Desperate and Shameful’ Op-Ed Came to Be”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Fact Check: John Tory Makes False Claim About SmartTrack Taxes”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How Governments Force People to Sell Their Homes and Businesses”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Here’s What the City’s Poverty Eradication Plan Has Accomplished in One Year”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Please Council, Don’t Make the Same Revenue Tool Mistakes You Made the Last Time”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC hosts annual Pizza fundraiser”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “On transit, Toronto’s leaders refuse to pay their way”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC approves 10 cent fare increase”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC set to increase fares for sixth straight year”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Solution to TTC funding woes isn’t higher fares”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Quarter of TTC surface routes regularly exceed crowding standards”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC streetcars return to regular route ahead of schedule”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Rider group sees cuts in TTC shifts”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto councillors want seat at the Metrolinx table”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “14 years ago the subway line to nowhere opened”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Let’s hope Mayor Tory doesn’t take easy path to re-election”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto Public Health wraps up condomto contest”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC fare hike ‘sucks’ but gets approval”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC fare hike coming”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Seniors advocacy group rips proposed TTC fare hike”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC driver endures sneaky saliva attack”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man accused of fondling sleeping woman on bus”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “City targeting your pocket book - again”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Parking tax will get a bumpy ride: briefing note”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Road tolls not the answer: CAA”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: When horsepower meant real horse power in Toronto”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Tracking the Continued Progress of Union Station’s Revitalization”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Newmarket’s Yonge Street construction could run into 2019”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Richmond Hill commuters alerted to boarding change”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com report, “Video shows suspect robbing woman at knifepoint at Newmarket bus stop”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe