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In the news: Monday, August 14, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Eglinton Crosstown LRT takes major step forward”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The secret meaning behind TTC route numbers”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “OPSCA seizes animl seen in online video being hit by owner on TTC train” (from the CTV News Toronto website), here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto police release photo of suspect after bomb threat on subway train”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “How much information should the TTC give passengers about delays?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Woman dead after car collides with TTC bus in Scarborough”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Photo released of man wanted in TTC bomb threat scare”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC apologizes for morning subway delays brought about by signal issues”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC says centralized track facility will save money, reduce streetcar delays”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Scarborough crash involving TTC bus and vehicle leaves woman, 50, dead”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map? post, “There is no central transit terminal around Hamilton and that is a problem”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map? post, “Private transit services in Ontario: Some thoughts”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Man wanted by Toronto police after bomb threat halts TTC subway service”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC, Toronto mayor apologize following subway delays”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Suicide on the subway”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC subway delays lead to commuter havoc on Line 1”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Eglinton Crosstown LRT track installation underway”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Why Toronto’s subway shut down for 40 minutes during rush hour”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “No opening date for new Oshawa GO Station”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “First track installed at Ontario’s $4.1bn Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Canada”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “A picture tells a thousand words”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “510 Spadina Platform Delays”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Dear Metrolinx: The Problem is Not Your Communications Strategy or Your Branding”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “West Coast Cities Are Putting Toronto to Shame When It Comes to Transit Ridership”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Police seek suspect after bomb threat forces evacuation of Toronto subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Mayor John Tory is right - TTC fares should be frozen”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor sorry for morning commuter chaos on the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Dundas St. East to open two months early”, here/
  • Toronto Star article, “Woman dies in Scarborough collision involving TTC bus”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Worker snafu leads to TTC subway chaos”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “‘The First Spike’: Metrolinx Lays Tracks for Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Construction Progresses on New Gardiner Expressway Ramp”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Mayor says push on to silence Markham train horns by early 2018”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Is the cessation of train whistles worth the million-dollar price tag?”, here.
Elsewhere in Southern Ontario
  • AM 900 CHML commentary, “Council’s LRT motion could cost taxpayers millions”, here.
  • AM 900 CHML report, “Small step toward HSR run LRT in Hamilton”, here.
  • Bay Observer commentary, “My Take: The Original LRT - More than a Century Ago”: Bratina, here.
  • Bayshore Broadcasting report, “Simcoe County Council Approves Regional Transit System”, here.
  • Betakit post, “Innisfil saved $73,500 through Uber public transportation partnership”, here.
  • CBC News Hamilton report, “City wants HSR to operate an maintain Hamilton’s new LRT”, here.
  • CP24 report, “More than 5,000 trips taken since Innisfil partnered with Uber to provide public transit”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Ontario town’s experiment using Uber as public transportation is working, officials say”, here.
  • Hamilton Community News article, “Hamilton council wants HSR to oversee LRT, despite potential risks”, here.
  • Hamilton Spectator article, “Councillors ‘Keep Transit Public’ after HSR rally at City Hall”, here.
  • Hamilton Spectator column, “LRT vote stokes provincial election fears”, here.
  • Kitchener Post column, “Via Rail needs new equipment before it falls apart”, here.
  • KingstonRegion.com article, “City (of Kingston) endorses Via’s proposed high-frequency rail train expansion”, here.
  • Kingston Whig-Standard article, “[Kingston] City council supports Via Rail expansion”, here.
  • Niagara Falls Review article, “Niagara leaders pleased with seasonal GO reception”, here.
  • Simcoe.com article, “Uber off to a good start, says Innisfil staff report”, here.
  • Simcoe.com article, “Orillia’s troublesome transit terminal deserves attention: Councillor”, here.
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