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In the news: Sunday, July 16, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Beach Metro News article, “Noise chief concern at Metrolinx expansion meeting”, here.
  • Beach Metro News column, “Three strikes and we’re out of a pool”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC to end time-based transfer program”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “10 things you just don’t do on the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Dazzling colour footage reveals the Toronto of the 1940s”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian editorial, “Transportation network”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Pearson airport officially opens Greyhound bus service in Terminal 1”, here.
  • Bulletin article, “Union Station rail corridor public meeting #1”, here.
  • Canadian Manufacturing post, “Feds back latest Toronto light rail line with $333M investment”, here.
  • Canadian Manufacturing post, “Bombardier signs deal with Thunder Bay, Ont. workers building Toronto’s streetcars”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Canadian Manufacturing website), “Toronto to get nearly $5B from Canada to fund new transit projects”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Toronto Sun website), “TTC bus-van crash injures eight”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Mayor John Tory says $4.8B of federal transit funding is on its way”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “‘No one saying it’s perfect’: TTC named best transit system in North America”, here
  • CBC News Toronto report, “King Street pilot project wins city council approval”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC board urged to consider other light rail companies for future streetcars”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Will the TTC’s weekend closures ever end? Not until at least 2019”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Thunder Bay, Ont. workers who build TTC streetcars sign new deal with Bombardier”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC marks its 31 billionth ride since it was established in 1921”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO service on Lakeshore East line disrupted for 2 - 3 hours after person fatally struck”, here.
  • CityLab post, “Fixing Toronto’s Worst Streetcar Commute”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Bombardier may miss another target for delivery of new streetcars”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Sole-sourced contract for light rail vehicles upsets rival manufacturer”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC bus operator appears to assualt passenger in video”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Toronto man searching for stranger who helped him after falling down TTC staircase”, here.
  • CP24 report, “GO train riders pop umbrellas after water streams from train ceiling”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Suspects sought after TTC subway station robbed at gunpoint”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Driver sentenced to 3 years in fatal crash with TTC bus”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “New Oshawa GO station will soon be open for business”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto city council approves King Street Transit pilot project”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC to do business with other rail providers, in light of Bombardier delays”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “St. Clair next Toronto transit route to get new streetcars; time-based transfers axed”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto man looking for ‘selfless’ Good Samaritan after serious fall at TTC station”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Truck driver sentenced to 3 years in death of grandmother killed in 2013 TTC bus crash”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto’s Pearson Airport plans massive transit hub”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Union Pearson Express looks unlikely to break even”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “New tool to report sexual assaults coming to TTC riders”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Office space scarce along Toronto’s new LRT route”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Across Canada, dump trucks and buses protect summer crowds from vehicle attacks”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Siemens, Bombardier exploring two rail joint ventures: sources”, here.
  • insauga post, “Part of Mississauga LRT will be underground”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Mission control, but for transit: A look at the TTC’s transit control unit”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Federal infrastructure money will help Toronto build transit, says Mayor Tory”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Construction starts at site of future GO downtown Toronto bus terminal”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “Transit Review: TTC named best transit agency in North America”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: The Sheppard LRT is probably dead”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “Transit Review: “Taxis can still use King Street during pilot”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Crosstown construction puts the hurt on businesses along Eglinton”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Controversial Mimico concrete plant may move to eastern portlands: Grimes”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto police issue alert after projectiles hit women at TTC bus stop”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto police seek suspect after woman sexually assaulted on the TTC”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto police release images of suspects in TTC robberies in 2 subway stations”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “City commits $26.6 million for Hurontario LRT project enhancements”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga transit union pushing for operational control of Hurontario LRT”, here.
  • NOW article, “Watch out, Toronto. Mississauga is passing you in the bike lane”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Toronto’s transit travails take a tepid turn”, here.
  • Railway Tracks & Structures post, “Metrolinx safety officer receives OL Canada Award”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Understanding how TTC won North America’s top transit prize”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board ‘Discovers’ Cost of Bloor - Danforth Subway Renovation”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Travel Time on King Street, January to June 2017”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “King Street Pilot Approved and Amended by Council”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting, July 12, 2017”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “UPX Ridership Update”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “An Unusual Visitor to 509 Harbourfront”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Canada (er… Dominion) Day, 1967”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Maybe Yes, Maybe No, SmartTrack Stations”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Is the TTC Really Number One?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Kitchener Trolley Bus Gallery”, here.
  • TB News Watch article, “Bombardier may miss another delivery target”, here.
  • Treehugger post, “Jargon Watch: “Radical Incrementalism”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Ways Toronto Can Dramatically Improve City Bus Network”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “In Praise of Stockholm’s Stunning Transit System”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “TTC must earn its ‘most outstanding’ title”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “TTC wins top transit system and now City Hall has another reason to underfund transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, Ottawa to require Ontario to pay one-third of Toronto’s new transit projects”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Toronto’s transit funding is good news, right? Not so fast, the city now has to find more than $4 billion”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit pushback against political meddling at Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier admits it may miss 2017 streetcar delivery target”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx $500-million sole-sourced contract broke the rules, company says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC urged to look elsewhere for new streetcars after Bombardier delay”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Council approves King St. pilot to prioritize streetcars, but bows to taxi industry”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Construction starts on $2-billion Bay St. bus terminal and office complex”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Here’s what the TTC should do instead of killing the two-hour transfer on St. Clair”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Federal funding shuffle casts doubt on the Sheppard LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC looks to boost cash for cabs to keep up with soaring Wheel-Trans usage”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Was user experience considered when giving TTC award?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC gets mock award for ‘least funded’ transit system”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Presto’s TTC installation to cost $385 million”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Coloured canopy and street style portraits among the artworks coming to eight TTC subway stations”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ford’s streetcar study would be costly, ineffective”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto police seek public’s help in identifying suspects in TTC gunpoint robberies”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC honoured as ‘outstanding’ transit system”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “TTC best transit system in North America. Is this some kind of joke?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Why the TTC deserves its award: Byford”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Toronto deserves better than King St transit pilot”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Toronto’s $4.8B transit assist from feds puts onus on province: Mayor Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Bombardier, TTC: You had one job”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC considering new streetcar supplier after learning Bombardier may miss another deadline”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Three-year sentence for man whose dangerous driving claimed life of grandmother”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC bus-van crash injures eight”, here.
  • TVO blog post, “Why Brampton’s Linda Jeffrey has the toughest mayoral gig in the GTA”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Government of Canada new funding partner for Finch West LRT”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Vaughan Metropolitan Centre starting to look like it’s a thing”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Bay Park Centre Unveiled as “CIBC Square” at Ground-Breaking”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: 510 in Motion”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Yonge North line extension closer: York transit proponents “, here.
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