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In the news: Thursday, May 11, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Yonge subway expansion may halt if province doesn’t fund relief line”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Another stunning TTC subway station nears completion”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto plans new streetcar network for East Waterfront”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Not everyone is loving Downsview Station’s new name”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The TTC just redesigned the subway map”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The 5 dumbest things you can do on the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “This might be the strangest thing ever seen on the TTC”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “City may stop Yonge subway extension, if province doesn’t fund downtown relief line, mayor says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx to buy vehicles for Bombardier competitor as back-up plan for Eglinton Crosstown”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Eglinton Crosstown LRT work cuts into TTC parking at Kennedy Station”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Downsview Station officially becomes Sheppard West”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Buses replace 501 Queen streetcars until September”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “You can now buy and top up Presto cards at 10 Shoppers Drug Mart locations”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Two TTC workers fail new drug and alcohol testing protocol”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “What a TTC worker told a man on the tracks to bring him back from the brink”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Downsview Station officially renamed Sheppard West Station”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Metrolinx moves to Plan B for its LRT train delivery: reports”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Buses replace streetcars with buses on Queen Street all summer”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Yonge subway extension planning could be paused with relief line still unfunded”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory’s call for funding for future transit projects ‘crosses a line’: Del Duca”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC union, management to meet about subway air quality”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Presto cards to be sold at select Shopper’s locations”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Woman, 18, sexually assaulted on TTC subway train”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC employee found under the influence on first day of random testing”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Mississauga prioritized transit projects”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map? post, “Ontario Northland: Worth a second look?”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Patrick Brown meets Toronto mayor, vows to be trusted partner on housing, transit needs”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Presto cards available at 10 Shoppers Drug Marts in Toronto”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “2 TTC employees face suspensions after failing random drug and alcohol tests”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto pedestrians say temporary crosswalk near Eglinton and Avenue can be dangerous”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Metrolinx strikes light-rail deal with Alstom, bypassing Bombardier”, here.
  • insauga post, “Mississauga Council Approves More Money for Torbram Construction Project”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC subway relief line needs close to $7 billion for eight stations: report”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Deputy mayor sees hope in eventual plan for northern relief line”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOINTRANSIT: Don’t underestimate the 501”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto Police seeking public’s help identifying man who died at TTC station”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “A new low for the Scarborough subway champion”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC replaces all Queen streetcars with shuttle buses for summer construction”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Five ways cities are tackling ‘bus bunching’”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures post, “RFQ issued for Metrolinx Rutherford Station”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “GO Transit turns 50. No need to advertise it”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Inching Ahead on Subway Plans”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Toronto’s 2018 Budget and Continuing Transit Austerity”, here.
  • Steve Munro‘spost, “501 Queen Construction Projects for 2017”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Increasing Transit Usage Means Understandng Transit Riders”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough residents question why subway plan gives them just one new stop”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory threatens to block subway extension, unless province pays for relief line”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Inside Bombardier’s delayed streetcar deliveries”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Bombardier’s comedy of errors isn’t funny”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Toronto’s transit decisions hamper its ability to blame the province for its housing woes”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “First worker tested under TTC’s new drug policy found to be impaired”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Shoppers Drug Mart to sell Presto fare cards”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Where Toronto’s most (and least) expensive condos areas are along the subway”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘I am strong’: TTC hero’s words to man on tracks”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: If only they had built transit way back when…”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “GTA subway battle heats up”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC’s first random drug and alcohol test turns out positive”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Expectant mom wants TTC to bump up pregnancy pins”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Scarborough Residents Frustrated with Subway Plans”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Crosstown LRT Progress Highlighted in Flyover Video”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “York politicians angry over John Tory’s threat to stop subway project”, here.
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