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In the news: Tuesday, April 11, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Beach Metro News column, “Tunnel vision and the great missing link”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Downsview subway is getting a new name”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto’s new subway line is nearing completion”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Dazzling colour photographs of 1950s and 60s Toronto at night”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto in photos from the 1920s”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “10 Toronto intersections as they were in the 1970s”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “10 Toronto intersections as they were in the 1960s”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the National Post website), “More than 100 TTC workers allegedly involved in fraudulent benefit claims have quit or been fired”, here.
  • Canadian Press report (from the 680 News website), “Federal Liberals earmark old Tory infrastructure money for GO Transit project”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Decades in the making, new Kipling transit hub inches closer to reality”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “‘Union Station West’ could be coming to Pearson airport”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “You can fool PRESTO gates by swiping your umbrella, but don’t try it, TTC warns”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO bus driver charged with impaired driving in what Metrolinx calls a first”, here.
  • CityLab post, “The World’s Most Elegant Public Transit Campaign”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “GTA mayors committed to making Pearson transit hub a reality”, here.
  • CP24 report, “GTA mayors pushing for transit hub at Pearson International Airport”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory urges councillors to lobby MPPs for funds for Toronto”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory pushing for funding for waterfront transit”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Byford says ‘infuriating’ wait on some PRESTO fare gates will soon be fixed”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Police search for 2 suspects after stink bomb ‘prank’ suspended Line 1 service”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Police looking for man who threatened to shoot TTC driver”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Report raises concerns about retribution against supporters of ex-TTC union boss”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man charged in connection with sexual assault on Viva bus”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “GO Transit bus driver charged with impaired driving”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Plans for Kipling Station to be redeveloped as a regional transit hub”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Trudeau announces major GO RER pledge”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Durham has to swallow Metrolinx agreement”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto mayor urges federal, provincial governments to help pay for Relief Line”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC warns fare cheats face fines of up to $425 for tripping PRESTO-enabled fare gate sensors”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Police seek man who allegedly threatened to shoot TTC bus driver”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “3 suspects sought after hurling racial insults, robbing 2 boys at Union Station”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tory warns Ontario to put downtown transit ahead of subway to the suburbs”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ottawa earmarks $1.8-billion for GO Transit improvements”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Pearson Airport Hub a fitting project for Canada Infrastructure Bank: Metrolinx CEO”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC union loses bid to block random testing”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “These cities have great, but sometimes strange, transit ideas. Which ones can Toronto steal?”, here.
  • insauga post, “A West-End Union Station Could Be Coming to Mississauga”, here.
  • insauga post, “New Toronto Transit Hub Will Connect to Mississauga”, here.
  • insauga post, “Federal Government Doles Out Cash for GO Transit and 51 Projects in Mississauga”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Oakville Transit receives nearly $5 million in federal funding”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Oakville meeting on expansion of Burloak Drive attracts 60 people”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Without funding for relief line, forget about Yonge subway extension: Tory”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transportation minister announces subway, rail, bus hub at Kipling Station”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Construction of Crosstown LRT surface stops to begin soon”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “GO Transit expansion gets unexpected $1.8 billion boost”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “ToinTRANSIT: Is there a future for Metrolinx?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC to expand community bus routes”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC employee of the year recognized for improving fire safety”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police seek suspects who threw stink bomb into TTC subway car”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man sought by police for allegedly threatening to kill TTC bus driver”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police searching for three suspects after robbery on TTC bus”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga council debates funding for Eglinton West LRT”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga gets $58 million boost from Trudeau government for transit”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC wins right to demand random drug and alcohol tests on 10,000 drivers and other workers”, here.
  • NOW article, “Does the TTC have a marijuana problem?”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures post, “Construction officially starts on new York Region GO Station”, here.
  • REMI Network post, “Major transit hub plans for Toronto’s Kipling Station”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Renewing TTC’s surface-running streetcar track”, here
  • Skyrise Cities post, “Crosstown Traffic: A Look Back at Toronto’s Bloor-Danforth Streetcar Line”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Has John Tory Discovered Life After SmartTrack?”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Toronto City Council Votes Down Facts in Scarborough Transit”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Via Rail debacle shows demand for affordable public transit”, here.
  • Toronto Life post, “Experts give John Tory some Scarborough subway advice”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Our politicians’ transit shenanigans are causing civic suicide”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ottawa to invest $1.9B in GO Transit’s regional express rail program”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “‘Union Station West’ proposed for area around Pearson airport”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Downsview station to become Sheppard West next month”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory says Ontario obligated to help Toronto with transit after killing road tolls”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Departing CEO Bruce McCuaig optimistic about future of Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory steps up pressure on Wynne for budget billions”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “‘Help us repair Gardiner, DVP and social housing!’, John Tory urges province”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Majority of Torontonians believe Scarborough subway will cost more than projected, poll suggests”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx approves Vaughan GO Station that will put more cars on the road”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Trudeau can fund transit simply by keeping his promises”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Apparent stink bomb at Museum station fouls Friday commute”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC delays launch of anti-harassment app”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Construction season in Toronto about to ramp up”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Mayors support proposed Pearson airport transit hub”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Subway battle brewing between city and province?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Finance minister Charles Sousa fires back at Toronto Mayor John Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “UP Express subsidy requirement remains a mystery”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory puts pressure on province in letter”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Transit is the missing piece”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Parkdale residents group wants Metrolinx, exempt from bylaw, to do more in fight to wipe out grafitti”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man wanted for threatening to shoot TTC driver”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Stink bomb prank causes panic on the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC drug testing gets green light”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “GO bus operator busted for impaired driving”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC union turmoil sparks Canada-wide union fight”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Look to give taxpayers the best transit deal”, here.
  • Treehugger post, “Big transit projects have a big carbon footprint”, here.
  • TVO blog post, “‘Union Station West’: A new transit hub for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “New Preferred Relief Line Alignment Identified Under Leslieville”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Replacing the Scarborough RT: A torturous timeline”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Province, Cities to Proceed With Kipling Regional Bus Terminal”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Lakeshore East Corridor Expanding for GO RER, SmartTrack”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC Accessibility Upgrades Coming to St Patrick Station”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Metrolinx says grade separation at Wellington Street, Aurora a priority”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Did Liberals sway Metrolinx GO station decisions in York? PC critic asks”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Aurora council wants to keep York University GO train station open”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “New platform, more parking highlight future for King City GO Station”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Ottawa invests $595 million in Barrie GO rapid express rail”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “More parking coming to East Gwillimbury GO Station in 2018”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe