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In the news: Saturday, March 25, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Beach Metro News article, “Deja Views for March 7, 2017”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The lost beauty of the TTC’s original colour scheme”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Roncesvalles braces for more streetcar construction”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “With transit tax credit gone, Sousa vows to ‘provide support’ for transit”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “David Miller believes Scarborough subway will never be built”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Mayor Tory vows Scarborough subway will be built, despite what David Miller says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Federal budget includes billions for housing and transit in Toronto”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Bob Kinnear quits as head of TTC union after bitter fight”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, ” Metrolinx, Bombardier in court over light-rail contract”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC not ready to commit to driverless buses”, here.
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “New Pembina Institure report on succcess factors for rapid transit projects”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Scarborough councillors urge residents to ‘stand up’ for subway”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC chair concerned that elimination of public transit tax credit may hurt ridership”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Kinnear resigns after power struggle at ATU Local 113”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map post, “Dude, Why a Bus Map?”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map post, “Map 1.0”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map post, “We have fired up conversation!”, here
  • Eyeopener article, “How the federal budget will affect you”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Downtown Toronto, Scarborough councillors face off over Bloor - Danforth subway extension”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Judge questions Metrolinx’s urgency to cancel Bombardier contract”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Time is of the essence in Eglinton Crosstown LRT fight”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Bombardier says cancelling Toronto rail deal would cause ‘irreparable’ harm”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Did Trudeau’s budget just sock it to transit riders?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC union head Bob Kinnear resigns amid power struggle”, here.
  • insauga post, “Federal Budget Cancels Public Transit Tax Credit in Mississauga and Canada”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “EDGES OF TORONTO: Marching for a Scarborough subway, promises in hand”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Pro-LRT groups challenge Scarborough subway supports to defend plan”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Schedulers keep TTC on the move”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “New Presto gates being installed at Vic Park Station”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “A better Hurontario Street”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Budget 2017: Liberals to cut tax credit for public transit passes”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Federal budget makes transit more expensive and that’s not what Toronto needs”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Transit advocates worry about Metropass costs”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Metrolinx pressing 905 transit agencies for more dough to run Presto”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “Freedom Mobile expands wireless service to 14 new TTC subway stations”, here
  • National Observer article, “It will take Canada a decade to build world-class public transit in its cities, budget says”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “In a city of side hustles, sting of transit credit cut hurts precarious workers most”, here.
  • Railway Technology post, “IO, Metrolinx seek parties for Lakeshore East-East Corridor expansion project”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Can we save the tax credit for public transit?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “On Sunday, some douchebag punched a GO bus operator. On Tuesday, said douchebag was found and arrested”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Are you sitting down? Good. What I’m about to tell you might shock you. You are not the most important person on the train”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto editorial, “It’s time to stop the Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Scarborough’s New / Old Transit Map”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “How Many SmartTrack Stations Will Survive? (I)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “”How Many SmartTrack Stations Will Survive? (II)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “How Many SmartTrack Stations Will Survive? (III)”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Federal Budget 2017: End of transit tax credit brings mixed emotions in Ontario”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Fewer People Using Transit and More Cars on the Road Would Be Outcome of SmartTrack, Says Metrolinx Study”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Federal Budget Demands Transit Users Pay More”, here.
  • Toronto Observer post, “Bob Kinnear steps down as head of TTC union”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier failed to meet LRV contract, Metrolinx argues in court”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Subway, not LRT plan, only option for Scarborough: Colle”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Council deserves all the facts over clashing Scarborough LRT reports, Matlow says”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “How to turn around the Scarborough subway’s dead end”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Council’s flip-flop on Scarborough subway wreaked havoc on Metrolinx order, claims Bombardier”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit advocates, residents plan panel on future of Scarborough transit”, here.+ Toronto Star article, “Toronto still more than $7 billion short for transit projects even after federal budget funding”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit users lose tax break on monthly passes in federal budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Killing the transit tax credit catches riders off guard and could hurt the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bus and streetcar safety plan is saving lives, TTC says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC ridership is lower than expected for January and February”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC employees at risk after policy change, union says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC bus driver retires after 42 years on the road”, here.
  • Toronto Star report, “TTC report looks at the impact of driverless buses”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Woman accused of buying TTC tokens with forged credit cards”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Scarborough councillors urge residents to stand up for ‘better transit’”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Time to stand up for transit expansion in Toronto: Mayor John Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Mayor Tory says federal budget benefits Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “What happened to our ‘green’ PM?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tax credit decision could have major impact on TTC riders”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Your turn, Wynne: Mayor Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Budget maintains ‘status quo’: Sousa”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC keeping ‘close eye’ on low ridership numbers”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Bob Kinnear resigns as head of TTC union”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Eglinton LRT Station will sit to the west of Canada Square”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Federal budget punishes most loyal TTC riders. Is that you?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “407 Transitway: The Northern GTA;s Express Bus Corridor”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Symmetrical Tracks”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Toronto’s Housing Crisis: Impacts on Transportation & Transit”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Highway 427 Expansion: $616M Design-Build Contract Signed”, here.
  • Wired post, “Keep riding the subway by all means, but know it’s not as green as you think”, here.
  • Yahoo News post, “The Weeknd, Future pose on Toronto subway for music video”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com editorial, “Transit requires big picture planning”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “New GO station extends Richmond Hill line to Bloomington and Highway 404”, here.
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