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In the news: Friday, January 13, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “This is what Toronto’s newest TTC subway station looks like”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC CEO thinks Toronto transit system will be in North America”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Fare dispute gets ugly on TTC streetcar”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “A guide to the hidden spaces of the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What the TTC looked like in the 1960s and 70s”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Subway service resumes after man struck with bottle at Coxwell subway station”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Talk and text underground: limited cellphone service coverage now available in Toronto subway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Vaughan downtown ‘exploding’ says developer hoping to build 50-storey condos”, here.
  • City News report, “New streetcars failing much earlier than expected”, here.
  • Corporate Knights article, “Asphalt blues”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Suspect allegedly struck TTC bus driver in the face in North York”, here.
  • Economist article, “Laggard on the lake: Toronto’s mayor tries to improve transport”, here.
  • Excalibur article, “John Tory dons a hard hat to face the reality of York’s incomplete subway”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “It’s halfway through Mayor Tory’s term and he’s ready to fight”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “When the streetcar stops, you need to stop, too”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “John Tory’s misguided transit plan won’t save Toronto”, here.
  • insauga post, “Who is building Mississauga’s LRT vehicles?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Animal-ear-wearing woman wanted by Torono police in TTC assault”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto police seek help to identify suspect in TTC bus assault”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man uses brick in assault aboard TTC bus”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Images of suspect in unprovoked TTC attack released by Toronto police”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “Mapping Toronto’s street railways in the TTC era, 1921 - 2016”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Instead of new powers for the TTC, how about super powers?”, here.
  • NOW Toronto article, “I’m a TTC fare evader”, here.
  • Skyrise Cities post, “Once Upon A Tram - Northbound on Yonge: A Look Back at Canada’s First Streetcar Line”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “So-Called ‘Big Bend’ Subway Alignment Reportedly Won’t Go Forward”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Duly Quoted: Andy Byford, On His Optimism for the TTC in 2017”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Photoist: A Lonely Streetcar”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC on verge of being top in North America, Byford says”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Utopia? Time to get real Mr. Byford”, here
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough subway report delayed… again”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit advocates lodge complaint over controversial Scarborough subway debate”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “LRT construction leaves Eglinton businesses worried about future”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Yonge-Sheppard Station entrance remains closed more than two years later as delays continue”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Give TTC’s special constables full police status”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Subway track jumpers cause delays”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Toronto Transit Planning: Council Rejects Requiring Data to Determine Priority”, here.
  • Yahoo Finance post, “Someone made a video of every time the TTC made it to the big screen”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “York Region will use $15 million from provincial gas tax to improve transit”, here.
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